Stanley Cup finals Game 7s
1942: Leafs 3, Red Wings 1
Toronto is the only team in major pro sports to win a title after trailing 3-0 in a final series. General manager Conn Smythe, second from left, was home on leave from his regiment during World War II to celebrate the Cup win with Pete Langelle, left, Sweeny Schriner, second from right, and Lorne Carr. Since 1965 the Conn Smythe Trophy has been awarded to the most valauble player in the playoffs.
1945: Leafs 2, Red Wings 1
Hall of Famer Ted 'Teeder' Kennedy won the first of his five Stanley Cups, but only after Detroit nearly got the ultimate revege for blowing a 3-0 Cup finals lead to Toronto three years earlier. This time, the Maple Leafs watched a 3-0 lead evaporate, but were able to prevail on the road in the finale.
1950: Wings 4, Rangers 3, 2OT
Pete Babando, one of the few Americans in the NHL at the time, ended the longest Game 7 in Cup finals history with a goal at the 8:31 mark of double overtime. In a bizarre twist, Games 2 and 3 were played in Toronto as there was a circus at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1954: Wings 2, Canadiens 1, OT
Detroit captain Ted Lindsay, left, hugs the Cup after the last Game 7 of the finals to be decided in overtime. Tony Leswick scored the winning goal at 4:29 of the extra period. Wings president Marguerite Norris became the first woman to have her name engraved on the Cup.
1955: Wings 3, Canadiens 1
Detroit and Gordie Howe, center, defeated Montreal in Game 7 for the second straight year. Howe had a goal and teammate Alex Delvecchio scored twice in the win. Detroit's Ted Lindsay scored 4 goals in Game 2 to set a record that still stands for most goals in a finals game. Maurice Richard was suspended prior to the playoffs, sparking the Richard Riot in Montreal.
1964: Leafs 4, Red Wings 0
Toronto's Bob Baun talks in the dressing room after his dramatic Game 6 OT goal extended the series. Baun courageously returned in Game 6 -- and later played Game 7 -- after taking a Gordie Howe slap shot on this ankle. It was later revealed that he had broken the ankle. It was the third straight Cup for Toronto.
1965: Canadiens 4, 'Hawks 0
Jean Beliveau, here holding the Cup after Montreal's 1971 title-clinching victory, had eight goals and eight assists to earn the first-ever Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs. Gump Worsley posted a shutout in the final game of the series, which saw the home team win every game.
1971: Canadiens 3, 'Hawks 2
Coach Al MacNeil, who was demoted after the game because of a frostly relationship with some players, is carried off the ice after Montreal's win at Chicago Stadium. Down 2-0, Montreal scored 3 goals in the third, with Henri Richard posting the equalizer and game winner. Goalie Ken Dryden was a mid-season call up and earned the Conn Smythe Trophy before winning the rookie of the year award in '72.
1987: Oilers 3, Flyers 1
Edmonton captain Wayne Gretzky holds the Campbell Bowl after the Oilers made the Cup finals. Philadelphia rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to force the final game, but future Hall of Famers Mark Messier, Jari Kurri and Glenn Anderson scored to lift Edmonton to their third Cup. Flyers goalie Ron Hextall won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in a losing effort.
1994: Rangers 3, Canucks 2
New York's Mark Messier celebrates his second-period goal as the Rangers ended their 54-year Cup drought. Messier, who famously backed up his guarantee that the Rangers would beat N.J. in the Eastern finals, became the first captain of two different Cup-winning teams. N.Y.'s Brian Leetch is the first and only U.S.-born player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
2001: Avalanche 3, Devils 1
Colorado goalie Patrick Roy won his duel with New Jersey's Martin Brodeur, but all eyes were on defenseman Ray Bourque, left, when he ended his 22-year Hall of Fame career by hoisting the Cup for the first time. Alex Tanguay scored the opening two goals and assisted on the third for Colorado.
2003: Devils 3, Ducks 0
Goalie Martin Brodeur gets his cheek pinched after N.J. captured a finals that had the home team win every game. Michael Rupp become the first player to have his first career playoff goal be the Cup winner. Jeff Friesen stung his former teammates with two goals. Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP in a losing effort.
2004: Lightning 2, Flames 1
Tampa Bay captain Dave Andreychuk carries the Cup past fans after the win. Ruslan Fedotenko scored both of Tampa Bay's goals in the finale, which was the last game in the NHL before the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season.
2006: Hurricanes 3, Oilers 1
Carolina poses with the Cup after the first title in franchise history. Goalie Cam Ward was the first rookie to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP since 1987. Glen Wesley, the last player remaining from the franchise's days in Hartford, ended his 18-year drought without winning the Cup. Edmonton fell just short of becoming the first No. 8 seed to claim the Cup.
2009: Penguins 2, Red Wings 1
At 21, Sidney Crosby became the youngest captain of a Cup-winning team as Pittsburgh got revenge for losing to Detroit a year earlier. Max Talbot scored both goals for the Penguins, who became the first road team to win a Cup finals Game 7 on the road since 1971.
2011: Bruins 4, Canucks 0
Boston goalie Tim Thomas made 37 saves as the Bruins won at Vancouver to become the first NHL team to win three seven-game series en route to capturing their first Stanley Cup since 1972.