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The 1941 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings. Boston would win the series 4–0 to win their third Stanley Cup.

Paths to the FinalEdit

Boston defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in a best-of-seven 4–3 to advance to the finals. The Red Wings had to play two best-of three series; winning 2–1 against the New York Rangers, and 2–0 against the Chicago Black Hawks.

The seriesEdit

In the third best-of-seven series, Boston became the first to sweep the series in 4 games.

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2Detroit 2 Boston 3
April 3Detroit 1 Boston 2
April 6Boston 4 Detroit 2
April 9Boston 3 Detroit 1

Boston wins best-of-seven series 4–0.

Boston Bruins 1941 Stanley Cup championsEdit

Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders

1 Frank Brimsek


  • A Played 22 of 48 regular season games, but not dressed in the playoffs.
  • B Played 8 regular season game, and 2 playoffs. Both Shewachuk and Bruce was orginial left off the cup. Shewachuk name was added to the cup when it redone during 1957-58, but not Bruce's name.


  Non-players
  • Weston Adams Sr. (President/Owner), Art Ross (Vice President/Manager)
  • Ralph Cooney Weiland (Coach), Ralph Burkard (Treasurer)
  • Win Green (Trainer), Frank Ryan (Publicity Director)*

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Frank Ryan (Publicity Director) was included on the 1929 and 1941 Stanley Cup pictures, but his name is not engraved on the Stanley Cup.
  • Des Smith was engraved as WES SMITH with an "W" instead an "D". This mistake was corrected when the Stanley Cup was redone during the 1957–58 Season.
  • Pat McReavy was misspelled PAT McCREAVY with an extra "C" on new version of the cup created during the 1957–58 season. Pat McReavy was often misspelled as Pat McCreavy on some team pictures with the Boston Bruins. When the Replica Cup was created in 1992–93, Pat McReavy name was misspelled as Pat McCeavy with "C" instead of a "R".


References & notesEdit

  • NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
Preceded by
New York Rangers
1940
Boston Bruins
Stanley Cup Champions

1941
Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
1942

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