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1955 Stanley Cup Finals

1955 ice hockey championship series

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1955 Stanley Cup Finals
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Detroit Red Wings 4723533 4
Montreal Canadiens 2145161 3
Location(s)Detroit: Olympia Stadium (1, 2, 5, 7)
Montreal: Forum (3, 4, 6)
CoachesDetroit: Jimmy Skinner
Montreal: Dick Irvin
CaptainsDetroit: Ted Lindsay
Montreal: Emile Bouchard
DatesApril 3 – April 14
Series-winning goalGordie Howe (19:49, second)

The 1955 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1954–55 season, and the culmination of the 1955 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Montreal Canadiens, appearing in their fifth of ten straight Finals, and the defending champion Detroit Red Wings, in the third Detroit-Montreal Finals series of the 1950s and the second consecutively. The Wings won the series, four games to three, for their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship, fourth in six seasons, and seventh overall. Detroit did not win the Stanley Cup again until 1997.

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Paths to the Finals

Montreal defeated the Boston Bruins in five games to reach the Finals. Detroit defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in four games to reach the Finals.

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Game summaries

Prior to the playoffs, Montreal's Maurice Richard was suspended and would be missed by the Canadiens.[1]

In the second game, Ted Lindsay scored four goals to set a NHL record for most goals in one game in a Finals series. The win was also the Wings' fifteenth consecutive, another NHL record.

Gordie Howe set two NHL records, amassing 12 points in this round, and surpassing former Canadiens player (and soon-to-be-coach) Toe Blake's point mark for the playoffs with 20 points in 11 games.

This was also the first Finals in which the home team won all seven games of the series, a feat that would be repeated only twice in the next 50 years, in 1965 (Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks) and 2003 (the New Jersey Devils beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim).


Detroit won series 4–3


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Stanley Cup engraving

The 1955 Stanley Cup was presented to Red Wings captain Ted Lindsay by NHL President Clarence Campbell following the Red Wings 3–1 win over the Canadiens in game seven.

The following Red Wings players and staff had their names engraved on the Stanley Cup

1955 Detroit Red Wings

Players

Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Larry Hillman became the youngest player to be engraved on the Stanley Cup at 18 years, 2 months, 9 days. Gaye Stewart held the previous record in 1942 at 18 years, 9 months, and 21 days.
  • Wally Crossman (Asst. Trainer/Stick Boy) was left off the Stanley Cup, and team picture.
  • Marguerite Norris was first women to win back to back Stanley Cups in 1953–54, 1954–55.
  • Jimmy Skinner was the 8th NHL rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup.

Members of Detroit Red Wings Dynasty 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955

Gordie Howe, Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Marty Pavelich, Marcel Pronovost, John Wilson (6 Players), Jack Adams, Carl Mattson, Fred Hubert Jr. (3 Non-players).

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2004). The Best of Hockey Night in Canada. Toronto: McArthur & Company. pp. 38–40. ISBN 1-55278-408-8.

References

Preceded by
Detroit Red Wings
1954
Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions

1955
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1956