The 1992 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Prince of Wales Conference and defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins and the Clarence Campbell Conference champion Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks were making their first appearance in the Final since 1973. The Penguins swept the series in four games to win their second-straight and second-overall Cup win. It was the 99th year of the Stanley Cup.
Paths to the Final
- For more details on this topic, see 1992 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Pittsburgh defeated the Washington Capitals 4–3, the New York Rangers 4–2, and the Boston Bruins 4–0. Chicago had to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4–2, the Detroit Red Wings 4–0, and the Edmonton Oilers 4–0. Chicago set an NHL playoff record in winning 11 games in a row to reach the finals. Pittsburgh had won seven in a row entering the finals and swept Chicago in four games to tie Chicago's record. Pittsburgh then extended the record to 14 with three wins against New Jersey the following season before finally losing.
|Tue, May 26||Pittsburgh Penguins||5–4||Chicago Blackhawks||Pittsburgh Civic Arena|
|Thu, May 28||Pittsburgh Penguins||3–1||Chicago Blackhawks||Pittsburgh Civic Arena|
|Sat, May 30||Chicago Blackhawks||0–1||Pittsburgh Penguins||Chicago Stadium|
|Mon, June 1||Chicago Blackhawks||5–6||Pittsburgh Penguins||Chicago Stadium|
|Pittsburgh wins series 4–0 and Stanley Cup|
The Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, were in the 1992 NBA Finals at the same time the Blackhawks were in the finals. They defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in six. For Keenan, this is the first of two times in three years he would be part of a concurrent finals series in hockey and basketball taking place in the same city. He would be part of it again when he coached the New York Rangers to their first Stanley Cup in 54 years two years later.
Pittsburgh Penguins 1992 Stanley Cup champions
- Mike Needham& did not play any regular season games for Pittsburgh (played in the minors), but played 5 playoff games(not in the finals), Jeff Daniels& played 2 regular season games for Pittsburgh, and spent the rest of the season in the minors. Their names were engraved on the Stanley Cup, even though they did not qualify. Ken Priestlay played 49 regular season games, but was playing in the minors during the playoffs. Priestlay was also included on the Stanley Cup.
- Morris Belzberg (Owner), Howard Baldwin Sr. (Owner/President), Thomas Ruta (Owner)
- Paul Martha (Vice President), Donn Patton (Vice President), Craig Patrick (Vice President/General Manager)
- Bob Johnson(Coach), Scotty Bowman(Head Coach/Director of Player Development-Recruitment), Barry Smith, Rick Kehoe(A. Coaches)
- Pierre McGuire (Ass’t Coach), Gilles Meloche (Goaltending Coach/Scout), Rick Paterson (Ass’t Coach)
- Steve Latin (Equipment Manager), Skip Thayer (Trainer), John Welday (Strength-Conditioning Coach), Greg Malone (Head Scout)
- Les Binkley, Charlie Hodge, John Gill, Ralph Cox (Scouts)
Stanley Cup Engraving
Bob Johnson died on November 28, 1991 of cancer. The NHL allowed his name to be included with the 1991–92 Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pierre McGuire, Les Binkley, John Gill, Charlie Hodge, Ralph Cox were with the team as Scouts in 1990–91, but names were not included on the Stanley Cup that year. All five members have two Stanley Cup rings with Pittsburgh.
The Penguins could not keep their Stanley Cup streak going the following season as they were defeated in the second round in seven games by the New York Islanders. The North Stars, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the playoffs the following year. Also, it was the North Stars last season in Minnesota before moving to Dallas, where they would become the current Dallas Stars.
- Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
- National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 1991–92: by NHL, 1991
Stanley Cup Champions
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