1927 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 1927 Stanley Cup playoffs were held from March 29 to April 13, 1927, to determine the championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup. In the first Stanley Cup Final with two NHL teams, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 2–0–2 in a best-of-five series.

Playoff format[edit]

With the collapse of the Western Hockey League, the Stanley Cup became the championship trophy of the NHL. The NHL teams now battled out amongst themselves for the coveted Cup. The new division alignment and the new playoff format also meant that an American team was guaranteed to be the first American NHL team to make the Cup Finals.

The division winners received a bye to the second round. The second-place and third-place finishers played a two-game, total-goals series to advance to the second round. The second-place Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins both advanced to the second round. The Canadiens lost to the first-place Ottawa Senators, while the Bruins upset the first-place New York Rangers to set up the Final. Ties were not broken using overtime. After two ties in the Final, NHL president Frank Calder capped the Final at four games and neither team won three games of the best-of-final. Ottawa won two to Boston's none and the series ended on April 13 with Ottawa the winner.

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Stanley Cup Finals
  C1 Ottawa 5G  
Canadian Division
    C2 Mtl Canadiens 1G  
C2 Mtl Canadiens 2G
  C3 Mtl Maroons 1G  
    C1 Ottawa 2
  A2 Boston 0
A1 NY Rangers 1G
American Division
    A2 Boston 3G  
A2 Boston 10G
  A3 Chicago 5G  


(C2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (C3) Montreal Maroons[edit]

Montreal Canadiens won series on total goals 2–1

(A2) Boston Bruins vs. (A3) Chicago Black Hawks[edit]

Game one of this series was played in New York.

Boston won series on total goals 10–5


(C1) Ottawa Senators vs. (C2) Montreal Canadiens[edit]

Ottawa won series on total goals 5–1

(A1) New York Rangers vs. (A2) Boston Bruins[edit]

Boston won series on total goals 3–1

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Ottawa won series 2–0–2

Playoff scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Harry Oliver Boston Bruins 8 4 2 6
Percy Galbraith Boston Bruins 8 3 3 6

See also[edit]