During the 1937 Stanley Cup playoffs regular goaltender Normie Smith was injured. Robertson was called on play 6 games in the playoffs. Earl was in net the day Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup in 1937. His name was engraved on the cup for helping Detroit win their third championship.
After that Robertson was traded to the New York Americans. He played with them until they folded in 1942 when he retired.
Highlights from Game 1 of the 1937 Finals. Several goals are shown including ones by the Rangers Butch Keeling and Frank Boucher and the Wings Syd Howe. The Wings used Normie Smith (who wears a hat) and Earl Robertson in net, both are shown.
New York Rangers Defeat Detroit Red Wings in Stanley Cup Opener, at Madison Square Garden (1937)