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1948 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1* 2 3 4 Games
Toronto Maple Leafs  5 4 2 7 4
Detroit Red Wings  3 2 0 2 0
* - Denotes overtime period(s)
Location: Detroit, Michigan (Detroit Olympia) (1,2)
Toronto, ON (Maple Leaf Gardens) (3,4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Toronto: Hap Day
Detroit: Tommy Ivan
Captains: Toronto: Ted Kennedy
Detroit: Sid Abel
Dates: April 7 to April 14, 1948
Harry Watson (11:13, first)
 < 1947 Stanley Cup Finals 1949 > 

The 1948 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs would win the series in four-straight games to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.


Paths to the final

Detroit defeated the New York Rangers 4–2 to advance to the finals. Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins 4–1 to advance to the finals.

The series

This was the debut series for Detroit's Gordie Howe, and the last for Toronto's Syl Apps who retired after the series.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Detroit 3 Toronto 5
April 10 Detroit 2 Toronto 4
April 11 Toronto 2 Detroit 0
April 14 Toronto 7 Detroit 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4–0.

Toronto Maple Leafs 1948 Stanley Cup Champions




1 Walter Turk Broda

  • William MacBrien (Chairman/Owner), Conn Smythe (President/Manager/Owner),
  • Ed Bickell (Director/Owner), Jack Bickell (Director/Owner),
  • John Murdoch (Vice President), Clarence Hap Day (Coach)
  • Robert Galloway, Horance MacIntyre (Team Doctors)
  • George Walker (Chief Scout), Ed Fitkin (Publicity Director)
  • Tim Daly (Trainer), Archie Campbell (Ass't Trainer), Kerry Day (Mascot)

Stanley Cup engraving

When the Stanley Cup was redone in 1957–58, Robert J. Galloway's name was engraved as P.J. GALLOWAY. The "P" should be a "R". This mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

See also

References and 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
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs


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