The 1927 Stanley Cup playoffs were held from March 29 to April 13, 1927 to determine the championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup. In the first Stanley Cup Final with two NHL teams, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 2–0–2 in a best-of-five series.

Playoff formatEdit

With the collapse of the Western Hockey League, the Stanley Cup became the championship trophy of the NHL. The NHL teams now battled out amongst themselves for the coveted Cup. The new division alignment and the new playoff format also meant that an American team was guaranteed to be the first American NHL team to make the Cup Finals.

The division winners received a bye to the second round. The second-place and third-place finishers played a two-game, total-goals series to advance to the second round. The second-place Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins both advanced to the second round. The Canadiens lost to the first-place Ottawa Senators, while the Bruins upset the first-place New York Rangers to set up the Final. Ties were not broken using overtime. After two ties in the Final, NHL president Calder capped the Final at four games and neither team won three games of the best-of-final. Ottawa won two to Boston's none and the series ended on April 13 with Ottawa the winner.

Playoff bracketEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Stanley Cup Final
C1 Ottawa Senators 5G
Canadian Division
C2 Montreal Canadiens 1G
C2 Montreal Canadiens 2G
C3 Montreal Maroons 1G
C1 Ottawa Senators 2
A2 Boston Bruins 0
A1 New York Rangers 1G
American Division
A2 Boston Bruins 3G
A2 Boston Bruins 10G
A3 Chicago Black Hawks 5G

All dates in 1927


Montreal Canadiens vs. Montreal Maroons

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 29 Montreal Canadiens 1 Montreal Maroons 1
March 31 Montreal Maroons 0 Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT)

Montreal Canadiens win total-goals series 2–1

Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Black Hawks

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 29 Boston Bruins 6 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Played in New York
March 31 Chicago Black Hawks 4 Boston Bruins 4

Boston wins total-goals series 10 goals to 5


Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2 Ottawa Senators 4 Montreal Canadiens 0
April 4 Montreal Canadiens 1 Ottawa Senators 1

Ottawa wins total-goals series 5–1

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 2 New York Rangers 0 Boston Bruins 0
April 4 Boston Bruins 3 New York Rangers 1

Boston wins total-goals series 3–1

Stanley Cup FinalEdit

Main article: 1927 Stanley Cup FinalBoston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 7 Ottawa Senators 0 Boston Bruins 0 (OT)
April 9 Ottawa Senators 3 Boston Bruins 1
April 11 Boston Bruins 1 Ottawa Senators 1 (OT)
April 13 Boston Bruins 1 Ottawa Senators 3

Ottawa wins best-of-five series 2–0–2

Playoff scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Harry Oliver Boston Bruins 8 4 2 6
Percy Galbraith Boston Bruins 8 3 3 6

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