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1938 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 Games
Chicago Black Hawks  3 1 2 4 3
Toronto Maple Leafs  1 5 1 1 1
Location: Toronto, Ontario (Maple Leaf Gardens) (1,2)
Chicago, Illinois (Chicago Stadium) (3,4)
Format: best-of-five
Coaches: Chicago: Bill Stewart
Toronto: Dick Irvin
Captains: Chicago: Johnny Gottselig
Toronto: Charlie Conacher
Dates: April 5 to April 12, 1938
Carl Voss (16:45, second)
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The 1938 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-five series between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Chicago won the series 3–1 to win their second Stanley Cup.


Paths to the Final

Toronto defeated Boston Bruins in a best-of-five 3–0 to advance to the finals. The Black Hawks had to play two best-of three series; winning 2–1 against Montreal Canadiens, and 2–1 against the New York Americans.

The series

Chicago lost their regular goaltender during the playoffs and started Alfie Moore in game one. Frank Calder ruled that Moore was ineligible, but allowed the victory. Paul Goodman played and lost game two. The regular goalie Mike Karakas returned for games three and four wearing a steel toe to protect his foot.

Chicago set a record with eight Americans and also set a record for attendance with 18,497 in game four. It was the last time that a Chicago team would win a championship at Chicago Stadium until the Bulls won their second straight NBA championship in 1992.

Chicago Black Hawks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 1
April 7 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 5
April 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Chicago Black Hawks 2
April 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Chicago Black Hawks 4

Chicago wins best-of-five series 3–1.

Chicago Black Hawks 1938 Stanley Cup Champions





Stanley Cup engraving

  • †Bill Stewart was the first American-born coach to win the Stanley Cup. Bob Johnson would be the second American born to coach win the Stanley Cup 1991, 53 years later.
  • When the cup was redesigned during the 1957–58 season Pete Palangio's name was engraved twice, firstly as PALAGO, secondly as PETE PALANGIO.
  • *Six names were left off the cup, four were on the original ring - Virgil Johnson, Paul Goodman, Alfie Moore(players), and Ed Froelich (Trainer) name were engraved on the cup in 1938. When the Stanley Cup was redone during the 1957-58 season their names were left off the new ring. Players Hal Jackson, and Bert Connelly qualified to be engraved on the Stanley Cup, but their names were not included on any version of the 1938 Chicago team's engravings. There is room on the Stanley Cup for all six missing names.

See also

References & notes

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.  
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Detroit Red Wings
Chicago Black Hawks
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Boston Bruins


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