The 1950 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the New York Rangers and the Detroit Red Wings. It was the Rangers' first appearance in the Final since their Stanley Cup victory in 1940. The Red Wings would win the series 4–3 to mark their franchise's fourth Cup win, and first since 1943.
New York defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4–1 to reach the finals. Detroit defeated the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs 4–3 to reach the final.
Two games were played in Toronto as the circus had taken over Madison Square Garden in New York. New York's Don Raleigh scored two overtime winners and Pete Babando scored the Cup-winning goal in overtime of game seven, the first time that happened. Detroit won the Cup without Gordie Howe, injured in the first game of the playoffs. As Stanley Cup runner-up, the Rangers would be awarded the O'Brien Cup, the last team to win the trophy, at one time the National Hockey Association championship trophy, which was retired after the season.