The 1930 Stanley Cup Final championship series was played between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens. In a best of three series, Montreal won 4–3 and 3–0 to win the team's third Stanley Cup championship.
Paths to the Final
The defending champion Boston Bruins had an outstanding season. Their final record of 38–5–1 translates to an .875 winning percentage, the best in NHL history. The team did not lose two games in a row all season, until being swept by the Canadiens. This prompted the change for the following year in the Finals format to a best-of-five format.
The final was a best of three series. The Canadiens had lost all four of their regular-season meetings with the Bruins. The Bruins were heavily favored to retain the Stanley Cup, but were shocked in the first game of the best-of-three Finals by the play of Canadiens' goaltender George Hainsworth, who shut out the Bruins' powerful offense. In the second game, Montreal went out to a three-goal lead until Eddie Shore scored. Howie Morenz responded five minutes later and the Habs led 4-1 going into the third period. Goals by Percy Galbraith and Dit Clapper made it close but Montreal held on for the win. It was the first time all season long the Bruins had lost two games in a row, and the stunning defeat of the regular season champions in such a short series spurred the league to change the Cup Finals to a best-of-five series for subsequent years. Clapper led all playoff scorers with 4 goals while Marty Barry and Cooney Weiland tied for the points lead with 6 each.
|1||April 1||Montreal Canadiens||3–0||Boston Bruins||0–1|
|2||April 3||Boston Bruins||3–4||Montreal Canadiens||0–2|
Montreal Canadiens 1930 Stanley Cup Champions
- Louis Athanase David (president), Joseph Cattarinich (vice President/owner)
- Leo Dandurand (secretary-treasurer/owner), Cecil Hart (manager-coach)
- Louis Letourneau (director/owner), Edouard St. Pere (vice president)
- Henry Gray, Anerdee Monet Juce, Georges Richer, Fernand Rinfeet (directors)
- Dr. J. A. Corrigan (team physician), Ed Dulfour (trainer)
- Jim McKenna (ass't trainer), J. P. Lepetite (ass't trainer/left off cup-on team picture).
Stanley Cup Engraving
- Mistake - Georges Richer was engraved as a physician, but his official title was a member of the board of directors.
- Mistake - co-owner Louis A. Letourneau was misspelt H.A. LETOURNEAU.
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Stanley Cup Champions