The 1934 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Detroit Red Wings. It was the Red Wings' first appearance in the Final, and Chicago's second, after 1931. The Black Hawks won the best-of-five series 3–1 to win their first Stanley Cup.
Paths to the Final
Detroit defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 3–2 in a best-of-five series to reach the final. Chicago defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4—3 and Montreal Maroons 6—3 in two game total-goals series to reach the final.
Chicago's Charlie 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 Black Hawks vs. Detroit Red Wings
Chicago wins best-of-five series 3–1.
Chicago Black Hawks 1934 Stanley Cup Champions
- Frederic McLaughlin (President/Owner)
- Tommy Gorman (Manager-Coach)
- Eddie Froelich (Trainer)
- Bill Tobin (Secretary-Treasurer)†
† Left off Stanley Cup, but included on the team 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 serve as a Captain. In the summer of 1948, NHL changed the rules so that goaltenders can no longer serve as the captain.
- Canadian Johnny Gottselig was the first Russian born player to win the Stanley Cup. Gottselig moved to Canada as a child, with his family. It was not until the late 1980's that Russians of the Soviet Union were given permission to play in the NHL.
- Lionel Conacher's name was misspelled T. Conacher instead of L. Conacher.
- 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 season. When the New York Rangers won the Cup in 1933 they put 2 rings on the cup 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.
- NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3
New York Rangers
Stanley Cup Champions
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