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What NHL hockey teams have come back down 3 games to 0 in the playoffs?

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What NHL hockey teams have come back down three games to zero in the Stanley Cup playoffs?

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Four NHL teams have come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They are:

  1. 1942: The Toronto Maple Leafs cam back down 3-0 to defeat the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup finals.
  2. 1975: The New York Islanders came back down 3-0 to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals.
  3. 2010; The Philadelphia Flyers came back down 3-0 to defeat the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.
  4. 2014: The Los Angeles Kings came back down 3-0 to defeat the San Jose Sharks in the Stanley Cup Western First Round.

 

Coach with Most Stanley Cup Wins

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Who is the NHL hockey coach to win the most Stanley Cups?

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Scotty Bowman, now retired, won 9 Stanley Cups in his coaching career with 3 different teams (Montreal in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979; Pittsburgh in 1992; and Detroit in 1997, 1998, and 2002).

Chicago Blackhawks first Stanley Cup Championship

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When did the Chicago Blackhawks win their first Stanley Cup Championship?

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As the Chicago Black Hawks (admittedly a very subtle difference), they won their first Stanley Cup Championship in 1934 for the 1933/34 season. They defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3 games to 1 to win the cup.

First Ever Winners of the Stanley Cup

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What was the first team to win the Stanley Cup?

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Much is made of the first team to win the Stanley Cup once the NHL assumed control of the Stanley Cup competition after 1926. That was the Ottawa Senators in 1927. However Lord Stanley’s cup was first awarded in 1893 to the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) hockey club, who were the champions of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada for 1893.

First U.S. Team to Win the Stanley Cup

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What was the first U.S. NHL hockey team to win the Stanley Cup?

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The New York Rangers, only one year after their founding, became the first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup when they won it for the 1927/1928 season by defeating the Montreal Maroons 3 to 2. The Boston Bruins became the second U.S. team to win the cup when they defeated the Rangers the following year.

NHL Control of the Stanley Cup

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In what year did the NHL first compete for the Stanley Cup, and in what year did they assume sole control of the Stanley Cup?

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The NHL champion first competed for the Stanley Cup against the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion in 1917/1918 season. The NHL took the place of the National Hockey Association (NHA) to compete for the Stanley Cup when the NHA dissolved in 1917.

From the 1921/1922 season through 1923/1924 Season the NHL participated in a three way competition for the Stanley Cup facing the champions of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) and the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). The PCHA and the WCHL merged in 1924 to form the Western Hockey League (WHL), and for the 1924/1925 and 1925/1926 seasons the competition pitted the NHL champion against the WHL champion.

The WHL folded in 1926 and since then the Stanley Cup has been awarded to NHL champions starting with the 1926/1926 season.