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1974 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2* 3 4 5 6 Games
Philadelphia Flyers  2 3 4 4 1 1 4
Boston Bruins  3 2 1 2 5 0 2
* overtime periods
Location: Philadelphia (The Spectrum) (3,4,6)
Boston (Boston Garden) (1,2,5)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Philadelphia: Fred Shero
Boston: Bep Guidolin
Captains: Philadelphia: Bobby Clarke
Boston: Johnny Bucyk
Referees: Dave Newell, Art Skov, Lloyd Gilmour, Ron Wicks
Dates: May 7 – May 19
MVP: Bernie Parent (Philadelphia Flyers)
Rick MacLeish (14:48, first,G6)
Networks: CBC (Canada-English), SRC (Canada-French), NBC (United States, Games 3, 6), WTAF (Philadelphia area, Games 1, 2, 5), WSBK (Boston area, Games 1, 2, 4, 5)
 < 1973 Stanley Cup Finals 1975 > 

The 1974 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers made their first Final appearance and the Bruins returned to the Finals after having won the 1972 Stanley Cup Finals. The Flyers won the best-of-seven series four games to two and became the first team from the 1967 Expansion to win the Stanley Cup.


Paths to the Final

Boston defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 and the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 to advance to the final. Philadelphia defeated the Atlanta Flames 4–0 and the New York Rangers 4–3 to make it to the final.

The series

In the previous 19 games against the Bruins in Boston, the Flyers had lost 17 and tied two. Boston had home advantage also. The Bruins were made heavy favorites. Boston won the first game at home, but Philadelphia would finally win at the Boston Garden in game two. Bernie Parent shut down Boston, limiting them to three goals in Games 3, 4, and 6, including a shutout in game six. Parent was named the playoff MVP.

Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
Tue, May 7 Philadelphia 2 Boston 3
Thu, May 9 Philadelphia 3 Boston 2 OT
Sun, May 12 Boston 1 Philadelphia 4
Tue, May 14 Boston 2 Philadelphia 4
Thu, May 16 Philadelphia 1 Boston 5
Sun, May 19 Boston 0 Philadelphia 1

Philadelphia wins the series 4–2.

Philadelphia Flyers 1974 Stanley Cup champions




  • Chairman/Owner: Ed Snider
  • President: Joe Scott
  • Vice Chairman: F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.
  • Vice President/General Manager: Keith Allen
  • Head Coach: Fred Shero
  • Assistant Coach: Mike Nykoluk
  • Director of Player Development: Marcel Pelletier
  • Trainer: Frank Lewis
  • Assistant Trainer: Jim McKenzie
  • Director of Public Relations: Joe Kodel(left off cup)
  • Director of Public Relations: John Bolgan (left off cup)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Al MacAdam played five regular season games and one playoff game. Although he did receive a Stanley Cup ring, his name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup.[1]
  • Joe Kodel, 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.

See also



  • Diamond, Dan, ed (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL.  
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261.  
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Philadelphia Flyers
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Philadelphia Flyers


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