Detroit Red Wings win Stanley Cup

The 1952 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens in the first of the four Detroit-Montreal Final series of the 1950s.

The Canadiens were appearing in their second straight Finals series, while Detroit was returning after winning the 1950 Final. The Red Wings would win the series 4–0, shutting out the Canadiens twice and allowing one goal in each of the other two games.

Detroit defeated the defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 to reach the final. Montreal defeated the Boston Bruins 4–3 to reach the final.

Terry Sawchuk posted two shutouts in his Cup finals debut. Gordie Howe scored two goals in his Cup Finals debut. The Red Wings would go through the playoffs undefeated.

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to none

For the first time ever, a team went undefeated in the playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings were able to sweep the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn a berth in the Stanley Cup final against the Montreal Canadiens. In the finals, Detroit goaltender Terry Sawchuk held Montreal to only two goals in the four-game sweep, registering shutouts in games three and four. Detroit's Gordie Howe scored two goals in the final series--the first two Stanley Cup final goals of his career.

The 1951–52 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' nineteenth season. The highlight of the Red Wings season was winning the Stanley Cup.

Detroit wins best-of-seven series 4 games to none

Terry Sawchuk, Bob Goldham, Benny Woit, Red Kelly, Leo Reise, Marcel Pronovost, Ted Lindsay, Tony Leswick, Gordie Howe, Metro Prystai, Marty Pavelich, Sid Abel (captain), Glen Skov, Alex Delvecchio, John Wilson, Vic Stasiuk, Larry Zeidel, Jack Adams (manager), Tommy Ivan (coach), Carl Mattson (trainer)