Ottawa Senators win Stanley Cup
The 1921 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the National Hockey League (NHL) champion Ottawa Senators and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Vancouver Millionaires.
The Senators defeated Vancouver three games to two in the best-of-five game series to become the first team to win back-to-back Cup championships since the 1912/1913 Quebec Bulldogs.
The Cup Final took place at Vancouver's Denman Arena, where the attendance per game during the series averaged over 10,000 people. The attendance for the first game was 11,000, setting a new world record for the largest crowd to see a hockey game.
All of the contests in the series, which went to the full five games, were decided by only one goal. The Millionaires won games one and four with victories of 2–1 and 3–2, respectively. The Senators were victorious in games two and three with 4–3 and 3–2 wins. Then in the fifth game, Jack Darragh scored both of Ottawa's goals in the 2–1 victory to clinch the Cup.
Darragh led the Senators in scoring with five goals during the series, while goaltender Clint Benedict only allowed just 12 goals in the five games, earning a 2.40 goals-against average.
Since all games were played in Vancouver, the three wins by the Senators meant they were the first team to win three road games in a Final series.
Eleven thousand fans, the largest number of fans to witness a hockey game to that point, saw the hometown Vancouver Millionaires defeat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in game one of the series. But Ottawa came back, winning the next two games. Vancouver made the best of five an even series with a win in game four, but in the deciding game, Ottawa edged Vancouver 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup for a second consecutive season. The Sens Jack Darragh was the hero for the second straight year, scoring both goals in the finale. Ottawa became the first NHL team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups, and the first team since the Quebec Bulldogs in 1912 and 1913 to win two in a row.