The 1952 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens in the first of the four Detroit-Montreal Final series of the 1950s. The Canadiens were appearing in their second straight Finals series, while Detroit was returning after winning the 1950 Final. The Red Wings won the series 4–0, shutting out the Canadiens twice and allowing one goal in each of the other two games.
Paths to the Final[edit | edit source]
The Series[edit | edit source]
Terry Sawchuk posted two shutouts in his Cup Finals debut while Gordie Howe scored two goals in his Cup Finals debut. The Red Wings would go through the playoffs undefeated. This gave birth to the Legend of the Octopus which is still part of the Red Wings' game rituals.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens
Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to none
Detroit Red Wings 1952 Stanley Cup Champions[edit | edit source]
- 3 players were engraved on the Stanley Cup, but did not play for Detroit. Glenn Hall played his first NHL game in 1952–53 Season. Bill Tibb never played in the NHL. Hugh Colfin never played for Detroit. Coflin's only NHL Season was 1950–51 when he played 31 games for the Chicago Blackhawks.
- James E. Norris Sr. (President/Owner), Jack Adams (Manager)
- James D. Norris Jr. Bruce Norris (Vice Presidents/Owners)
- Tommy Ivan (Coach), Carson Cooper (Chief Scout)
- Fred Huber Jr. (Publicity Director), Carl Mattson (Trainer)
- Ross Lefty Wilson (Ass't Trainer), Wally Crossman (Ass't Trainer/Stick Boy)
Stanley Cup Engraving[edit | edit source]
- Glenn Hall was listed as GLEN HALL on the original engraving in 1952. When the cup was redone in 1957–58, Hall was engraved on the Stanley Cup as GLIN HALL Mistake was repeated on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93. He was engraved before he played in first NHL game in 1952–53 season. Glenn Hall went on to play a record 502 consecutive complete games.
- Enio Sclisizzi name was removed when cup was redone in 1957–58. He played only 9 games, and did not play in the playoffs. Tibbs, Coflin, and Hall who did not play for Detroit in 1952 were still included on the new version of the Stanley Cup. Coflin's name was not included on the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1993.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
Over 17 minutes of highlights with commentary from all four games of the Finals. Though blurry, nearly all goals are shown.
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