Champion Boston Bruins
|Dates March 28–29, 1929|
Start date March 28, 1929
|Location(s) Boston (Boston Garden) (1)
New York (Madison Square Garden) (2)|
Coaches Boston: Art Ross New York: Lester Patrick
Similar 1933 Stanley Cup Finals, 1920 Stanley Cup Finals, 1927 Stanley Cup Finals, 1918 Stanley Cup Finals, 1940 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1929 Stanley Cup Finals NHL championship series was played by the defending champion New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins. This was the first time in Stanley Cup history that two American-based teams met in the Final. Boston won the series to win its first championship.
Paths to the Final
The playoffs were now between division finishers of each division, rather than a division champion from each division. The Boston Bruins knocked off the Montreal Canadiens, the New York Rangers beat the New York Americans, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Cougars. The Rangers beat Toronto and then the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup defeating the Rangers. In the process, Boston became one of the few Cup winners in history to not lose a single game in the playoffs, and the last team until 1952 to win every playoff game they had.
The Stanley Cup final was a best of three series.
Goalie Cecil ""Tiny"" Thompson backstopped the Bruins to consecutive wins, and posted the third Stanley Cup shutout for a rookie. Game 2 was played at Madison Square Garden.
These players did not qualify, but their names were put on the cup in 1958:
Stanley Cup engraving
† Name is listed on the team picture, but not engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1929.