Detroit Red Wings win Stanley Cup
The 1937 Stanley Cup Finals NHL championship series was contested by the defending champion Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers in their fifth Final series appearance.
Detroit would win the series 3–2 to win their second and second-straight, Stanley Cup.
New York could not use Madison Square Garden after game one because of the annual circus visit.
Earl Robertson, goaltender for the Wings, became the first rookie goaltender to post two shutouts in the finals. He would not play again for the Wings.
The Wings became the first U.S. based team to win the Cup two years in a row.
The Detroit Red Wings finished first in the American Division for a second straight season, while the Montreal Canadiens took the Canadian Division. The two fine teams met to decide who would win the opportunity to go to the Stanley Cup final. The best of five series went to the wire, but a goal by Hec Kilrea in overtime in the fifth game gave the Red Wings the bye to the Stanley Cup final. Elsewhere, Montreal's Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins two games to one, and the Rangers eliminated Toronto with two straight wins. The Canadiens then faced the Rangers, but New York won two straight to move into the final versus Detroit. The Rangers played their first game at home, but were forced to abandon any further games at Madison Square Garden because the circus was rolling into New York. New York won the first game at home, but the remaining games were all played in Detroit at the Olympia. Detroit accomplished their season's goal, winning the best of five series three games to two. The Red Wings' rookie goaltender, Earl Robertson, earned two shutouts to help the Wings win the series. He would never play a regular season game for Detroit, as he was traded to the New York Americans after the playoffs. Detroit captured their second consecutive Stanley Cup with this victory