The 1937 Stanley Cup Finals NHL championship series was contested by the defending champion Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers in their fifth Final series appearance. Detroit would win the series 3–2 to win their second and second-straight, Stanley Cup.

Paths to the FinalEdit

Detroit defeated Montreal Canadiens in a best-of-five 3–2 to advance to the final. The Rangers had to play two best-of three series; winning 2–0 against Toronto Maple Leafs, and 2–0 against the Montreal Maroons.

The seriesEdit

New York could not use Madison Square Garden after game one because of the annual circus visit.

Earl Robertson, goaltender for the Wings, became the first rookie goaltender to post two shutouts in the finals. He would not play again for the Wings.

The Wings became the first U.S. based team to win the Cup two years in a row.

Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 6Detroit Red Wings1New York Rangers5
April 8New York Rangers2Detroit Red Wings4
April 11New York Rangers1Detroit Red Wings0
April 13New York Rangers0Detroit Red Wings1
April 15New York Rangers0Detroit Red Wings3

Detroit wins best-of-five series 3–2.

Detroit Red Wings 1937 Stanley Cup championsEdit




Stanley Cup engraving

  • Initially, the engraving for 1936 and 1937 included each members position, and playoff scores. Hec Kilrea's position was listed as 'General Utility' instead of 'Left Wing'. When the Cup was redone during 1957–58 season all player positions and playoff scores for both years were left off the cup.
  • *2 players Pete Kelly, Howard Mackie were included on the original ring in 1937. Their names are not on the newer ring, now retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Carl Mattson (Ass't Trainer) was not included on the Cup in 1936, 1937. There is more than enough room for all three members to have been engraved on the ring.
  • Ebbie Goodfellow served as Captain, because Doug Young missed most of the season with an injury.

References & notesEdit

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

Succeeded by
Chicago Black Hawks

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