The 1975 Stanley Cup Final championship series was played by the Buffalo Sabres, making their first Finals appearance and the defending champion Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers would win the best-of-seven series four games to two. This was the first Final to have two non-"Original Six" teams since the 1967 expansion. As of 2009, the 1975 Flyers are the last Stanley Cup championship team to be comprised solely of Canadian-born players.
Paths to the FinalEdit
Buffalo defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–1 and the Montreal Canadiens 4–2 to advance to the final. Philadelphia defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 and the New York Islanders 4–3 to make it to the final.
Bernie Parent led the Flyers, allowing only 12 goals in the six games, capped with a shutout. He became the first player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy for two consecutive years. Since then, only Mario Lemieux has managed to duplicate this feat.
|Thu, May 15||Buffalo||1||Philadelphia||4|
|Sun, May 18||Buffalo||1||Philadelphia||2|
|Tue, May 20||Philadelphia||4||Buffalo||5||OT|
|Thu, May 22||Philadelphia||2||Buffalo||4|
|Sun, May 25||Buffalo||1||Philadelphia||5|
|Tue, May 27||Philadelphia||2||Buffalo||0|
Philadelphia wins the series 4–2.
Philadelphia Flyers 1975 Stanley Cup championsEdit
- Chairman/Owner: Ed Snider
- President: Joe Scott
- Vice Chairman: F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.
- Head Coach: Fred Shero
- Vice President/General Manager: Keith Allen
- Vice President: Lou Scheinfield
- Assistant Coach: Mike Nykoluk
- Director of Player Development: Marcel Pelletier
- Assistant Coach: Barry Ashbee,
- Trainer: Frank Lewis
- Assistant Trainer: Jim McKenzie
- Director of Public Relations: Joe Kadlec (left off Cup)
- Director of Public Relations John Blogan (left off Cup)
Stanley Cup engraving
- Edward "Ted" Harris won 5 Stanley Cups. He was engraved on the Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens as Edward Harris in 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969. Harris was engraved as Ted Harris with Philadelphia Flyers in 1975.
- Joe Kadlec, John Blogan (Directors of Public Relations) were included on Philadelphia's Stanley Cup winning pictures in 1974, 1975, but their names do not appear on the Stanley Cup.
- Bobby Taylor only played 3 regular season games after coming out of retirement. His name was engraved on the Stanley Cup.
- Philadelphia Flyers was the last Stanley Cup winning team to have every player born in Canada.
Stanley Cup Champions
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