1984 Stanley Cup Finals

1984 ice hockey championship series

The 1984 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1983–84 season, and the culmination of the 1984 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Edmonton Oilers and the defending champion New York Islanders. The upstart Oilers won the best-of-seven series, four games to one, to win their first Stanley Cup, becoming the third post-1967 expansion team and first former World Hockey Association team to win the Cup, and also the first team based west of Chicago to win the Cup since the WCHL's Victoria Cougars became the last non-NHL team to win it in 1925.

1984 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Edmonton Oilers 11775 4
New York Islanders 06222 1
Location(s)Edmonton: (Northlands Coliseum (3, 4, 5)
Uniondale: (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (1, 2)
CoachesEdmonton: Glen Sather
New York: Al Arbour
CaptainsEdmonton: Wayne Gretzky
New York: Denis Potvin
RefereesAndy Van Hellemond, Dave Newell, Bryan Lewis
DatesMay 10 – May 19
MVPMark Messier (Oilers)
Series-winning goalKen Linseman (0:38, second, G5)
NetworksCBC (Canada-English), USA Network (United States, except in New York Area), SportsChannel (New York Area, games 1 and 2), WOR (New York Area, games 3, 4 and 5)
AnnouncersBob Cole, Mickey Redmond (games 1 and 2), Gary Dornhoefer (games 3-5), and Dick Irvin (CBC)
Dan Kelly and Gary Green (USA Network)
Jiggs McDonald and Ed Westfall (Sportschannel and WOR)


External video
  1984 Islanders vs. Oilers, Stanley Cup Final, Game 5 at YouTube
Inline citations
  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers