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The 1942 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. After losing the first three games, the Maple Leafs won the next four to win the series 4–3, winning their fourth Stanley Cup.


Paths to the Final

Toronto defeated the New York Rangers in a best-of-seven 4–2 to advance to the finals. The Red Wings had to play two best-of three series; winning 3–1 against the Montreal Canadiens, and 2–0 against the Boston Bruins.

The series

This was the series of the remarkable comeback. Toronto came back from a 3–0 deficit to win the best-of-seven series (the only such occurrence in a Stanley Cup Final series as of 2008). Game seven in Toronto was the first time a crowd of over 16,000 attended a hockey game in Canada.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 4 Detroit 3 Toronto 2
April 7 Detroit 4 Toronto 2
April 9 Toronto 2 Detroit 5
April 12 Toronto 4 Detroit 3
April 14 Detroit 3 Toronto 9
April 16 Toronto 3 Detroit 0
April 18 Detroit 1 Toronto 3

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4–3.

Toronto Maple Leafs 1942 Stanley Cup champions



  • *Conn Smythe spent most of the year overseas fighting in World War II. Frank Selke Sr. was the acting Manager while Smythe was away. Smythe returned for the finals to help Toronto win the Stanley Cup. When the cup was redone during 1957–58 Walter "Turk" Broda was included on the cup twice with 1942 Toronto, once as WALTER BRODA, other as TURK BRODA.
  • Gaye Stewart was 18 years, 9 months, and 21 days when he won his first Stanley Cup.

References & notes

  • NHL (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Dan Diamond & Associates. 

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