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Detroit Red Wings - 1955 Stanley Cup Champions.

The 1955 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Montreal Canadiens, appearing in their fifth straight Final and the defending champion Detroit Red Wings, in the fourth Detroit-Montreal Final series of the 1950s and the second consecutively. The Wings won the series 4–3 to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Final

Montreal defeated the Boston Bruins 4–1 while Detroit defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 to reach the Final.

The Series

Prior to the playoffs, Montreal's Maurice Richard was suspended and would be missed by the Canadiens.

In the second game, Ted Lindsay scored 4 goals to set a NHL record for most goals in one game in a Final series. The win was also the Wings' fifteenth consecutive, another NHL record.

Gordie Howe set two NHL records, amassing 12 points, and he surpassed Toe Blake's point mark for the playoffs with 20 points in 11 games.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 3 Montreal 2 Detroit 4
April 5 Montreal 1 Detroit 7
April 7 Detroit 2 Montreal 6
April 9 Detroit 3 Montreal 5
April 10 Montreal 1 Detroit 5
April 12 Detroit 3 Montreal 6
April 14 Montreal 1 Detroit 3

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 3

Detroit Red Wings 1955 Stanley Cup Champions




Stanley Cup Engraving

  • Larry Hillman became the youngest player to be engraved on the Stanley Cup at 18 years, 2 months, 9 days. Gaye Stewart held the previous record in 1942 at 18 years, 9 months, and 21 days.

Members of Detroit Red Wings Dynasty (1950, 1952, 1954, 1955)

Gordie Howe, Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Marty Pavelich, Marcel Pronovost, John Wilson (6 Players), Jack Adams, Carl Mattson, Fred Hubert Jr. (3 non-players).

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Over 10 minutes of highlights of the 1955 Stanley Cup Finals featuring all goals.

See Also



  • 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
Montreal Canadiens
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