1941

 

In the third best-of-seven series ever played in the Stanley Cup finals, Boston became the first to win in four straight games. Since the National Hockey League was formed in 1917, only four teams - the 1929 Boston Bruins and 1930 Montreal Canadiens in two straight and the 1932 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1935 Montreal Maroons in three straight - had ever won the Cup in the fewest possible games.

1940-41 - Boston Bruins - Bill Cowley, Des Smith, Dit Clapper, Frank Brimsek, Flash Hollett, Jack Crawford, Bobby Bauer, Pat McReavy, Herb Cain, Mel Hill, Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart, Roy Conacher, Terry Reardon, Art Jackson, Eddie Wiseman, Jack Shewchuck, Art Ross (manager), Cooney Weiland (coach), Win Green (trainer).

ROUND-BY-ROUND RESULTS

SERIES A - SEMIFINALS
Mar. 20 Toronto 0 at Boston 3
Mar. 22 Toronto 5 at Boston 3
Mar. 25 Boston 2 at Toronto 7
Mar. 27 Boston 2 at Toronto 1
Mar. 29 Toronto 2 at Boston 1 OT
Apr. 1 Boston 2 at Toronto 1
Apr. 3 Toronto 1 at Boston 2
Boston won best-of-seven series 4-3
SERIES B AND C - QUARTERFINALS
Mar. 20 NY Rangers 1 at Detroit 2 OT
Mar. 23 Detroit 1 at NY Rangers 3
Mar. 25 NY Rangers 2 at Detroit 3
Detroit won best-of-three series 2-1
Mar. 20 Montreal 1 at Chicago 2
Mar. 22 Chicago 3 at Montreal 4 2OT
Mar. 25 Montreal 2 at Chicago 3
Chicago won best-of-three series 2-1
SERIES D - SEMIFINALS
Mar. 27 Chicago 1 at Detroit 3
Mar. 30 Detroit 2 at Chicago 1 OT
Detroit won best-of-three series 2-0
FINALS
Apr. 6 Detroit 2 at Boston 3
Apr. 8 Detroit 1 at Boston 2
Apr. 10 Boston 4 at Detroit 2
Apr. 12 Boston 3 at Detroit 1
Boston won best-of-seven series 4-0

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