The 1974 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers were making their first Final appearance, and the Bruins had last appeared in the 1972 Final, which they won. The Flyers would win the best-of-seven series four games to two. The Flyers would become the very first team from the 1967 Expansion to win the Stanley Cup.
Paths to the Final
- For more details on this topic, see 1974 Stanley Cup playoffs.
In the previous 19 games against the Bruins in Boston, the Flyers had lost 17 and tied two. Boston had home advantage also. The Bruins were made heavy favorites. Boston won the first game at home, but Philadelphia would finally win at the Boston Garden in game two. Bernie Parent shut down Boston, limiting them to three goals in Games 3, 4, and 6, including a shutout in game six. Parent was named the playoff MVP.
|Tue, May 7||Philadelphia||2||Boston||3|
|Thu, May 9||Philadelphia||3||Boston||2||OT|
|Sun, May 12||Boston||1||Philadelphia||4|
|Tue, May 14||Boston||2||Philadelphia||4|
|Thu, May 16||Philadelphia||1||Boston||5|
|Sun, May 19||Boston||0||Philadelphia||1|
Philadelphia wins the series 4–2.
Philadelphia Flyers 1974 Stanley Cup champions
- Chairman/Owner: Ed Snider
- President: Joe Scott
- Vice Chairman: F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.
- Vice President/General Manager: Keith Allen
- Head Coach: Fred Shero
- Assistant Coach: Mike Nykoluk
- Director of Player Development: Marcel Pelletier
- Trainer: Frank Lewis
- Assistant Trainer: Jim McKenzie
- Director of Public Relations: Joe Kodel(left off cup)
- Director of Public Relations: John Bolgan (left off cup)
Stanley Cup Engraving
- Al MacAdam† played five regular season games and one playoff game. Although he did receive a Stanley Cup ring, his name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup.
- Joe Kodel, John Blogan (Directors of Public Relations) were included on Philadelphia's Stanley Cup winning pictures in 1974, 1975, but their names do not appear on the Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup Champions
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