How many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals?


There have been 20 Stanley Cup finals sweeps. The list below is also available in this answer, at TSN, or any respected source that tracks NHL statistics.

Year Winning Team Losing Team 1998 Detroit Red Wings Washington Capitals 1997 Detroit Red Wings Philadelphia Flyers 1996 Colorado Avalanche Florida Panthers 1995 New Jersey Devils Detroit Red Wings 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins Chicago Blackhawks 1988 Edmonton Oilers Boston Bruins 1983 New York Islanders Edmonton Oilers 1982 New York Islanders Vancouver Canucks 1977 Montreal Canadiens Boston Bruins 1976 Montreal Canadiens Philadelphia Flyers 1970 Boston Bruins St. Louis Blues 1969 Montreal Canadiens St. Louis Blues 1968 Montreal Canadiens St. Louis Blues 1960 Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs 1952 Detroit Red Wings Montreal Canadiens 1949 Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 1948 Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings 1944 Montreal Canadiens Chicago Black Hawks 1943 Detroit Red Wings ...
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The Stanley Cup Final in ice hockey (also known as the Stanley Cup Finals among various media,[nb 1]French: Finale de la Coupe Stanley) is the NHL's championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy.[1]

The Stanley Cup was first awarded in 1893, originally a "challenge trophy." The champions held onto the Cup until they either lost their league title to another club, or a champion from another league issued a formal challenge and defeated the reigning Cup champion in a final game to claim their win.

Starting in 1915, the Cup was officially held between the champion of the National Hockey Association (NHA) and the champion of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA). After a series of league mergers and folds, it became the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1926. Today, the championship round of the NHL's playoffs is a best-of-seven series played between the champions of the...

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Unbeknownst to them, their seasons turned at the same time.

The Sharks went 32-16-5 in their last 53 games. had 66 points and finished with 82.

The Penguins went 33-16-5 in their last 54 games under Sullivan. had 66 points and finished with 85.

Now they are getting ready to play in the Stanley Cup Final. Here are 10 storylines to follow in a series featuring two teams that traveled similar paths to the biggest stage in hockey:


Mario Lemieux won the Stanley Cup with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. Crosby has a chance to match what Super Mario did in Pittsburgh.

If Crosby wants to pose alongside Lemieux in Pittsburgh lore, he has to win the Stanley Cup again. Crosby won it in 2009 in a Game 7 victory against the Detroit Red Wings.

No matter what Crosby does, he will be a leading storyline throughout the Final. He is in every series and every game, only now the spotlight is brighter and the world is...

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The 2011 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2010–11, and the culmination of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was the 118th year of the Stanley Cup's presentation. The Eastern Conference Champion Boston Bruins defeated the Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks four games to three. The Bruins ended a 39-year Stanley Cup drought with the win. Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.

The Canucks had home ice advantage in the Finals by virtue of winning the Presidents' Trophy as the team that finished with the best regular season record (117 points).[1][2] They were also the first Canadian team to have home ice advantage in the Finals since the Montreal Canadiens had it for the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. The Canadiens' victory in 1993 was also the last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup.[3]

The first game of the series was held on June 1, while...

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To the serious hockey fan, the Stanley Cup playoffs are more important than holidays, wedding anniversaries and lifesaving surgeries. It’s one of the most intense tournaments in sports, and its lengthy history has produced countless amazing moments. These ten are the greatest of them all.

10. The Goal

The 1970 Cup Final was an uneventful series, as the favoured Boston Bruins breezed past the St. Louis Blues in the first three games before completing the sweep in a more competitive game four. But a single moment in this otherwise forgettable affair would prove to be among the greatest in NHL history—

Bobby Orr

’s goal in overtime of the deciding game produced the most iconic hockey photo ever taken.

The goal itself was weak, and neither Orr nor Glenn Hall, the goaltender, had any idea how it squeaked in. But the end result was magnificent—Orr’s look of excitement, Hall’s fall to the ice and the jubilant fans in the background captured all the...

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The Stanley Cup Final 2016 match up is set. The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the San Jose Sharks for the chance to call themselves champions of the National Hockey League and hoist Lord Stanley’s prestigious Cup. The Sharks are making their first ever appearance in the Final, while the Penguins return for the first time since 2009 and look to win their fourth Cup.

Here are the Stanley Cup Finals 2016 start times and TV info for each game. All times Eastern.

Stanley Cup Final 2016 Game 1

Title: Sharks vs Penguins

Date: Monday, May 30

Time: 8 p.m.

TV Channel: NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Location: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh

Stanley Cup Final 2016 Game 2

Title: Sharks vs Penguins

Date: Wednesday, June 1

Time: 8 p.m.

TV Channel: NBC, CBC, TVA Sports

Location: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh

Stanley Cup Final 2016 Game 3

Title: Sharks vs Penguins

Date: Saturday,...

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What are the best strategies for betting on the Stanley Cup Finals? What are the keys to making money betting on the NHL championship series? In this article we discuss five keys to help you enhance your NHL Stanley Cup Finals betting.

The beginning of the Stanley Cup Finals marks the last chance to bet on the NHL until the new season begins again later in the year. While our overall philosophy is that the regular season provides the best opportunity to profit, not only in NHL but in all sports, in this article we will discuss the best ways to make a profit through this last opportunity of the NHL betting season, the Stanley Cup Finals.

5 Tips to Bet on the Stanley Cup Finals

#1 - Don’t Rely Too Much On Regular Season Stats
#2 - Think Like A Coach
#3 - Utilise Every Betting Market Available
#4 - Find Value In Live Betting Markets
#5 - Don’t Increase Bet Size

#1 - Don’t Rely Too Much On Regular Season Stats

While it's...

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I suggest that we put all of the game times in terms of the same time zone. It's confusing to see a list of times; unless you make a point of checking (and I think most people don't), it looks like it's all in the same time zone. MrArticleOne (talk) 14:58, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

But then you have to pick one time zone, which is pretty arbitrary and will still confuse some people. For example, if it's eastern time then someone may not notice where the page says, "All times are Eastern Daylight Time", check the time for a game on the west cost and then miss it by three hours. I think it makes more sense to simply include the time zone right after the time (which is what the page currently does). That way, nobody can miss it. -- Hux (talk) 17:25, 19 April 2010 (UTC) It's certainly arbitrary, but in my experience, people who do not live in the Eastern Time Zone are accustomed to all times being rendered in terms of ET, both for the virtues of commonality and the fact that it is likely...
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It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting hot and the action on the ice is getting even hotter.

That’s right, the 2013 NHL Playoffs are back and who knows what will happen this year, especially after the regular season was just 48 games. Before the NHL crowns the next champion, we decided to pick the greatest teams to ever get their name inscribed onto Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Honorable Mention: 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins

The flashy, high scoring Penguins didn’t exactly break a ton of records during the 1991-92 season, in fact Pittsburgh didn’t even finish first in their own division. The Penguins – led by Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and Ron Francis – were stacked on offense, solid on defense and experienced at goaltender. Add in Scotty Bowman, perhaps the greatest coach the game has ever seen, and it was a recipe for success – one that earned Pittsburgh its second of back-to-back Stanley Cups. It wasn’t an easy road to hoisting it either, as the Penguins...

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Before the Stanley Cup Playoffs began, the team at Sports Insights examined several profitable betting systems to use during the NHL postseason run in an attempt to give our members an edge over the average, everyday square bettor.

With three rounds of intense, heart-stopping hockey in the books, we will now preview the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals matchup between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks.

For hockey fans, this matchup is overflowing with juicy storylines: two Original Six teams meeting in the Finals for the first time since 1979, two of the last three Cup champions fighting for another shot at hockey immortality, and two of the biggest sports media markets in America going head-to-head.

Toss in names like Kane, Toews, Sharp, Keith, Hossa, Chara, Krejci, Bergeron, Lucic, Rask and Jagr and we could be looking at a matchup for the ages.

But before breaking down this highly anticipated series, let’s take a look back to see how the most recent...

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The 1993 Stanley Cup Final series was contested by the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens to decide the NHL championship for the 1992–93 season. It was the first appearance in the Final for the Kings and the first appearance since the 1920 Final for a team based on the west coast of the United States. It was also the 34th and (as of 2015) most recent appearance for Montreal, their first since the 1989 Final. The Canadiens won the series four games to one to win the team's twenty-fourth Stanley Cup. The year 1993 was the 100th anniversary of the first awarding of the Stanley Cup in 1893. The Canadiens remain the last Canadian team to have won the Cup. The 1993 Canadiens are also the last Stanley Cup championship team to be composed solely of North American-born players.

Road to the Final

Los Angeles had started well but then went through a terrible run of form from December to February, though they managed to rebound and clinch a playoff spot. Superstar...

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1993 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Los Angeles Kings and the Montreal Canadiens to decide the NHL championship. It was the Kings' first appearance in the Final, the 34th for Montreal, and their first since the 1989 Final. The Canadiens won the series 4-1 to win the team's twenty-fourth Stanley Cup. 1993 was the 100th anniversary of the first awarding of the Stanley Cup. To date, the Canadiens remain the last Canadian team to have won the Cup.

Paths to the Final

To reach the final, Los Angeles defeated the Calgary Flames 4–2, the Vancouver Canucks 4–2 and the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–3.

Montreal defeated the Quebec Nordiques 4–2, the Buffalo Sabres 4–0, and the New York Islanders 4–1.

The series

This would be the last Stanley Cup Final series to be played in the Montreal Forum, and the last time Wayne Gretzky would play in the Final as well, as he tried to become...

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The Stanley Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the champion of the National Hockey League, and is the most coveted award in all of ice hockey. It is sometimes referred to as "Lord Stanley's Cup", but is more commonly just called "The Cup."

Unlike the trophies awarded by the other three major professional sports leagues of North America, a new Stanley Cup is not made each year; Cup winners keep it until a new champion is crowned. It is the only trophy in professional sports that has the name of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved on it.[1] The original bowl was made of silver and has a dimension of 18.5 cm (7.28 inches) in height and 29 cm (11.42 inches) in diameter. The current Stanley Cup is made of silver and nickel alloy. It has a height of 89.54 cm (35.25 inches) and weighs 15.5 kg (34.5 lb).[2]

The Stanley Cup is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.[1] Originally inscribed the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the...

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The Devils–Rangers rivalry (also known as the Hudson River rivalry),[2] is an ice hockey rivalry between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers clubs of the National Hockey League (NHL). The two teams are called "cross-river rivals."[2] This is because Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan, where the Rangers play, is less than ten miles and across the Hudson River from the Prudential Center in downtown Newark (and previously, the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford), the home of the Devils. Travel between both arenas is easily accomplished by both road (usually through the Lincoln Tunnel) and rail (along the Northeast Corridor and PATH).

The Devils and Rangers are two of the three teams that play in the New York City metropolitan area, the other being the New York Islanders. All three teams have fierce, bitter rivalries with each other, as well as with the other (now formerly) Atlantic Division teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.


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The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003–04 National Basketball Association season. The Finals were between the Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference and the Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference; the Lakers held home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format, so the first team to collect four game victories would win the series.

Although the Lakers were the heavy favorite, the Pistons won the series four games to one to win their first title since 1990 and their fifth overall (three NBA Championships, two NBL Championships).[1] Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups was named as the NBA Finals MVP.[2] The series was noted for the perceived underdog, the Pistons, dominating a Lakers team that had four future Hall of Famers.

Pistons owner William Davidson became the first owner in sports history to win two championships in one year. Eight days earlier, the other team that Davidson owned, the Tampa Bay Lightning of...

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