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Stanley Cup Final trivia

Test your knowledge by answering's 30-question quiz @NHLdotcom

How well do you know your history of the Stanley Cup Final? Here's your chance to test your knowledge with's 30-question quiz on everything involving Lord Stanley's favorite piece of hardware.

Take your best shot, but don't touch the Cup until you've answered all 30 correctly.

1. Only one team has won the Stanley Cup three times since 2000. Which team is it?

a) Detroit Red Wings
b) Pittsburgh Penguins
c) Los Angeles Kings
d) Chicago Blackhawks


2. Which team was the first to win the Stanley Cup three years in a row?

a) Montreal Canadiens
b) Toronto Maple Leafs
c) Detroit Red Wings
d) New York Islanders


3. How many times has Game 7 of the Final gone to overtime?

a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3


4. Who is the only non-goalie from a losing team to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP?

a) Bobby Orr
b) Reggie Leach
c) Wayne Gretzky
d) Mario Lemieux


5. Five players have won the Conn Smythe Trophy more than once. Who is the only player to win it more than twice?

a) Patrick Roy
b) Wayne Gretzky
c) Mario Lemieux
d) Bobby Orr


6. Which team was the last to win Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on the road?

a) Montreal Canadiens
b) Toronto Maple Leafs
c) Pittsburgh Penguins
d) Boston Bruins


7. Since 1970, which team is the only one to make the Stanley Cup Final in five consecutive years?

a) Montreal Canadiens
b) Detroit Red Wings
c) New York Islanders
d) Chicago Blackhawks


8. Which team has scored the fewest goals in a Stanley Cup Final series since the best-of-7 format was adopted in 1939?

a) Boston Bruins
b) Detroit Red Wings
c) Montreal Canadiens
d) St. Louis Blues


9. Which team captured the Cup by getting all four of its wins in overtime?

a) 1951 Toronto Maple Leafs
b) 1954 Detroit Red Wings
c) 1989 Calgary Flames
d) 2011 Boston Bruins


10. How many teams have won the Cup by winning all four of their home games in the Final?

a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3


11. Which team holds the record for power-play goals in one Stanley Cup Final?

a) Detroit Red Wings
b) Edmonton Oilers
c) Montreal Canadiens
d) New York Islanders


12. Which is the only team to score three goals in less than one minute in the Final?

a) Edmonton Oilers
b) Montreal Canadiens
c) Pittsburgh Penguins
d) Tampa Bay Lightning


13. The individual record for appearances in the Final is 12. How many players have made a dozen trips to the Final?

a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4


14. Who is the only player with three overtime goals in the Stanley Cup Final?

a) Jacques Lemaire
b) Wayne Gretzky
c) Don Raleigh
d) Maurice Richard


15. What is the career record for shorthanded goals in the Final?

a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5


16. Which goaltender has won the most games in the history of the Final?

a) Turk Broda
b) Ken Dryden
c) Jacques Plante
d) Terry Sawchuk


17. Which goaltender has the lowest career goals-against average in the Final since the red line was adopted in 1943 (minimum 15 games played)?

a) Ken Dryden
b) Chris Osgood
c) Patrick Roy
d) Gump Worsley


18. Who was the first player born in the United States to win the Conn Smythe Trophy?

a) Brian Leetch
b) Patrick Kane
c) Jonathan Quick
d) Tim Thomas


19. Which Hall of Fame goaltender holds the record for most goals allowed in one Final?

a) Martin Brodeur
b) Ken Dryden
c) Tony Esposito
d) Patrick Roy


20. Who was the most recent player to score four goals in a Cup Final game?

a) Wayne Gretzky
b) Gordie Howe
c) Ted Lindsay
d) Maurice Richard


21. Who scored the fastest goal from the start of a period in the Final?

a) Glenn Anderson
b) John Byce
c) Wayne Gretzky
d) Brian Skrudland


22. Which coach has won the most Stanley Cup championships?

a) Scotty Bowman
b) Hap Day
c) Dick Irvin
d) Glen Sather


23. Who is the only player to score on a penalty shot in the Final?

a) Pavel Bure
b) Petr Klima
c) Chris Pronger
d) Ron Sutter


24. When was the last time a team was swept in the Stanley Cup Final?

a) 1995
b) 1998
c) 2001
d) 2012


25. Since 1926, the Cup has been won in overtime 17 times. Which team has won the most championships with overtime victories?

a) Boston Bruins
b) Detroit Red Wings
c) Montreal Canadiens
d) New York Islanders


26. Who was the most recent player to have 10 or more points in a single Stanley Cup Final?

a) Daniel Briere
b) Patrick Kane
c) Jonathan Toews
d) Justin Williams


27. The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup a record 24 times (23 as an NHL member). Which team is second?

a) Boston Bruins
b) Detroit Red Wings
c) Edmonton Oilers
d) Toronto Maple Leafs


28. Which team is the only one to average five goals in a four-game sweep?

a) Boston Bruins
b) Edmonton Oilers
c) Montreal Canadiens
d) New York Islanders


29. Which teams played the longest game in the history of the Final?

a) Blackhawks-Bruins
b) Flames-Lightning
c) Oilers-Bruins
d) Stars-Sabres


30. Which team holds the record for most consecutive games won in the Final?

a) Boston Bruins
b) Montreal Canadiens
c) New York Rangers
d) Toronto Maple Leafs



1. d - The Blackhawks won the Cup in 2010, 2013 and 2015
2. b - The Maple Leafs were champions in 1947, '48 and '49
3. c - The Red Wings won the Cup by winning Game 7 in OT in 1950 and 1954
4. b - Leach, a forward with the Philadelphia Flyers, won in 1976
5. a - Roy won the Conn Smythe with the 1986 and 1993 Canadiens, as well as with the 2001 Colorado Avalanche
6. d - The Bruins won the Cup in 2011 by winning Game 7 on the road against the Vancouver Canucks
7. c - The Islanders won the Cup in 1980, '81, '82 and '83, then lost in the Final to the Oilers in 1984
8. c - The Canadiens scored two goals during a four-game sweep by the Red Wings in 1952
9. a - The 1951 Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 4-1, with all five games decided in overtime
10. d - The 1955 Red Wings, 1965 Canadiens and 2003 New Jersey Devils won Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 on home ice
11. d - The Islanders scored 15 power-play goals in six games against the Flyers in 1980
12. b - In 1954, the Canadiens scored three goals in 56 seconds against the Red Wings in Game 2
13. d - Red Kelly (Red Wings, Maple Leafs) and Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau and Henri Richard (Canadiens) each played in 12 Stanley Cup Final series
14. d - "The Rocket" is the only player with more than two OT goals in the Final
15. a- A total of 10 players have scored two shorthanded goals in the Final
16. c - Plante's 25 victories are one more than Dryden and four more than Broda
17. b - Osgood had a 1.67 goals-against average in 18 Final games
18. a - Leetch was named MVP of the playoffs when the New York Rangers won the Cup in 1994
19. c - Esposito, of the Chicago Blackhawks, allowed 32 goals in six games against the Canadiens in 1973
20. d - Richard scored four times for the Montreal Canadiens against the Boston Bruins in 1957, two years after Lindsay had four in a game for the Detroit Red Wings against Montreal
21. d - Skrudland scored nine seconds into overtime for the Montreal Canadiens against the Calgary Flames on May 18, 1986, the fastest any player has scored from the start of any period
22. a - Bowman won nine: Five with the Montreal Canadiens, one with the Pittsburgh Penguins, three with the Detroit Red Wings.
23. c - Pronger, a Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman, scored for the Oilers against the Carolina Hurricanes on June 5, 2006
24. b - The Red Wings swept the Washington Capitals in 1998, the last of four consecutive sweeps in the Final
25. c - Four of the Canadiens' championships have been won in OT, most recently in 1977
26. a - Briere finished with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) for the Flyers in 2010
27. d - The Maple Leafs have won the Cup 13 times, but not since 1967
28. a - The 1970 Bruins scored 20 goals (5.0 per game) in their sweep of the Blues
29. c - The Oilers defeated the Bruins 3-2 in Game 1 of the 1990 Final on Petr Klima's goal 15:13 into the third overtime
30. b - The Canadiens won 10 in a row, sweeping in 1976 and 1977, then winning the first two games in 1978


Quiz grading

26-30 correct: Stanley Cup Champion
21-25: Reached Conference Final
16-20: Lost in first round
11-15: Didn't make playoffs
0-10: Need some time in the minors

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