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1934 Stanley Cup Finals

1934 ice hockey championship series

1934 Stanley Cup Finals
1234 Total
Detroit Red Wings 1**150** 1
Chicago Black Hawks 2**421** 3
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location(s)Detroit: Olympia Stadium (1, 2)
Chicago: Chicago Stadium (3, 4)
CoachesDetroit: Jack Adams
Chicago: Tommy Gorman
CaptainsDetroit: Herbie Lewis
Chicago: Chuck Gardiner
DatesApril 3 to April 10, 1934
Series-winning goalMush March (10:05, second OT, G4)

The 1934 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings. It was the Red Wings' first appearance in the Finals, and Chicago's second, after 1931. The Black Hawks won the best-of-five series 3–1 to win their first Stanley Cup.

1934 Stanley Cup Finals Intro articles: 4

Paths to the Finals

Detroit defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3–2 in a best-of-five series to reach the Finals. Chicago defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4—3 and Montreal Maroons 6—2 in two game total-goals series to reach the Finals.

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Game summaries

Chicago's Chuck Gardiner would limit Detroit to just two goals in Chicago's three victories, including a shutout in the final game which went to double overtime. It was Mr. Gardiner's last game as he would die of a brain hemorrhage after the season.

Chicago won series 3–1

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Stanley Cup engraving

The 1934 Stanley Cup was presented to Black Hawks captain Charlie Gardiner by NHL President Frank Calder following the Black Hawks 1–0 double overtime win over the Red Wings in game four.

The following Black Hawks players and staff had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup

1934 Chicago Black Hawks



Coaching and administrative staff

† Left off Stanley Cup, but included on the Stanley Cup picture. ††- Included on mid-season picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup, and Stanley Cup picture.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Chuck Gardiner became the only goalie to be engraved on the Stanley Cup as a Captain. In 1948 Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens became the last goalie to wear the "C" as captain. In the summer of 1948, NHL changed the rules saying goaltenders can no longer serve as the captain. Only one goalie has served as captain since (Roberto Luongo with Vancouver Canucks in 2009, 2010), but he could not wear the "C".
  • Canadian Johnny Gottselig was the first Russian-born player (born in Odessa, then of Russian Empire, now of Ukraine) to win the Stanley Cup. Gottselig moved to Canada with his family at a very young age.
  • Lionel Conacher's name was misspelled T. Conacher instead of L. Conacher. He was first player to win the Grey Cup and Stanley Cup as a player. Lionel Conacher scored 15 points as the Toronto Argonauts defeated Edmonton Esks 23-0 to win the Grey Cup in 1922 (See American Carl Voss the only other player on the Grey Cup and Stanley Cup.)
  • Joe Starke never played in the NHL as a goalie, but his name is on the Stanley Cup. Some sources says Starke played 2 regular season games at defence. The NHL officially says Starke did not play a game in NHL at any position.
  • Chicago did not add a ring, they just used up the rest of ring put on by the New York Rangers the prior season. When the New York Rangers won the Cup in 1933 they put 2 rings on the cup, with the first listing the members. On the second ring they included the following: "1933 Marked the seventh consecutive year in which Lester Patrick had piloted the Rangers to the National Hockey League Playoffs". Chicago did not have room to include any playoff scores.

1934 Stanley Cup Finals Stanley Cup engraving articles: 26

See also

References & notes

  • 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
New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Maroons