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1964 Stanley Cup Finals

1964 Stanley Cup Finals
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location: Toronto (Maple Leaf Gardens) (1,2,5,7)
Detroit (Detroit Olympia) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Detroit: Sid Abel
Toronto: Punch Imlach
Captains: Detroit: Alex Delvecchio
Toronto: George Armstrong
Dates: April 11 to April 25, 1964
Series-winning
goal:
Andy Bathgate (3:04, first, G7)
 < 1963 Stanley Cup Finals 1965 > 

The 1964 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings for the second straight year. The Maple Leafs would win the best-of-seven series four games to three to win the Stanley Cup, their third-straight championship. There would not be another Game 7 at Maple Leaf Gardens for almost three decades.

Paths to the Final

Toronto defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4–3 to advance to the finals and Detroit defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–3.

The series

This series is famous for the courageous play of Bob Baun. In game six of the Final, he took a Gordie Howe slapshot on his ankle and had to leave play. He returned in overtime and scored the winning goal. He also played in game seven despite the pain and only after the series was over, was it revealed that he had broken the ankle.

Until 2008-09 finals, John MacMillan was the only player to play in back-to-back finals with different teams in successive series that pitted the same teams against each other. MacMillan won the Cup with the 1963 Toronto Maple Leafs in a five-game decision over Detroit, and then lost the 1964 Cup final to the Leafs as a member of the Red Wings.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 11 Detroit 2 Toronto 3
April 14 Detroit 4 Toronto 3 OT
April 16 Toronto 3 Detroit 4
April 18 Toronto 4 Detroit 2
April 21 Detroit 2 Toronto 1
April 23 Toronto 4 Detroit 3 OT
April 25 Detroit 0 Toronto 4

Toronto wins Stanley Cup four games to three

Game 1

April 11 Detroit Red Wings 2 – 3
2 – 1, 0 – 0, 0 – 2
Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens

Toronto Maple Leafs 1964 Stanley Cup Champions

Roster


  Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Frank "King" Clancy name was misspelled on the Stanley Cup as FRANK KING CLANCE ASST COACH GEN MAN. Clancy last name should end with a "Y" instead an "E". In 1992–93 the mistake was corrected on the newly created Replica Cup.
  • † Played in the Stanley Cup Finals qualifying to be on the cup, but name was left off the Stanley Cup.
  • †† #19 Kent Doulgas played 43 games for Toronto. He name was left off the Stanley Cup, because he played in the minors during the playoffs.
  • (Also see 1965 Montreal about Toronto 1962-63-64 engravings).

See also

Notes

References

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada.  
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Toronto Maple Leafs
1963
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

1964
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1965
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