Dates 30 May 2000 – 10 Jun 2000
|Champion New Jersey Devils|
MVP Scott Stevens
|Location(s) East Rutherford, New Jersey (Continental Airlines Arena) (1,2,5)
Dallas, Texas (Reunion Arena) (3,4,6)|
Coaches New Jersey: Larry Robinson Dallas: Ken Hitchcock
Captains New Jersey: Scott Stevens Dallas: Derian Hatcher
Referees Don Koharski (1,3,6) Bill McCreary (1,4,6) Kerry Fraser (2,4) Dan Marouelli (2,5) Terry Gregson (3,5)
Series-winning goal Jason Arnott (8:20, second OT, G6)
Similar 2001 Stanley Cup Finals, 2003 Stanley Cup Finals, 1995 Stanley Cup Finals, 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, 1999 Stanley Cup Finals
The 2000 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference champion Dallas Stars (who were the defending Stanley Cup champion). The Devils were led by captain Scott Stevens, Head Coach Larry Robinson and goaltender Martin Brodeur. The Stars were led by captain Derian Hatcher, Head Coach Ken Hitchcock and goaltender Ed Belfour.
Road to the Final
New Jersey defeated the Florida Panthers 4–0, the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 to advance to the Finals.
Dallas defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4–1, the San Jose Sharks 4–1 and the Colorado Avalanche 4–3 to advance to the Finals.
Despite New Jersey being a lower seed in conference play (4) than Dallas (2), New Jersey's 103 points were one more than Dallas, giving them home-ice advantage in the series. The Devils won the Cup in game six on a one-timer goal by Jason Arnott in double overtime. It was their second Stanley Cup overall and first since 1995.
For the Stars, this was the first time since the New York Islanders lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Final that a defending Stanley Cup champion lost in the Final. This happened to the Devils themselves the following year when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche.
This is the first-ever Final that featured two relocated teams competing for the Stanley Cup, as well as being the first Final in which both teams had won the Stanley Cup previously after relocation.
Stanley Cup engraving
Three players who did not automatically qualify for their names to be engraved on the Stanley Cup were engraved at the Devils' request:
Left off the Stanley Cup