1938 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks (picture credit aeryssports.com)
On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On April 12, 1938 at Chicago Stadium the Chicago Blackhawks won their 2nd Stanley Cup of the 1930’s with a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. This would be the last time a Chicago franchise would win a championship in the Chicago Stadium until the Bulls in 1992 defeated the Portland TrailBlazers for their 2nd NBA championship.
You think that Joel Quenneville likes goalie controversies, the 1938 Blackhawks coach Bill Stewart had his hands full in the 38 Finals. The Hawks starting goalie Mike Karakas was injured and his replacement Paul Goodman didn’t arrive to Toronto in time for Game 1 so Alfred Moore stepped in and held Toronto to 1 goal in a 3-1 Blackhawks victory. The NHL ruled Moore ineligible but the win was ruled valid. Goodman played in game 2 and lost the game 5-1. Karakas returned for the rest of the series and won games 3 and 4 by only giving up one goal in each game. Moore played in only one NHL playoff game and won while the Hawks used three goalies in a four game series (now that’s goalie controversy). For winning Game 1 Moore did get a gold watch and $300 from the Blackhawks.
The names of the Chicago Blackhawks on the Stanley Cup are as follow (credit Wikipedia.com)
- 5 Harold Mush March
- 6 Paul Thompson
- 7 Johnny Gottselig(Captain)
- 12 Ewlyn Doc Romnes†
- 16 Louis Trudel
- 18 Pete Palangio
- 18 Bert Connelly*
- 2 Art Wiebe
- 8 Alex Levinsky†
- 9 Harold “Hal” Jackson*
- 14 Bill MacKenzie
- 17 Earl Seibert
- 18 Virgil Johnson†*
- 19 Roger Jenkins†
The Hawks wouldn’t win another Stanley Cup until 1961 with a young Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita on the roster and then go another 49 years until the 2010 Hawks hoisted the Cup. Hopefully like in the 1930’s this years Blackhawks team will be able to win a second Cup in the same decade. They have set themselves up for a deep run now the rest is up to them to make more history
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