1985 Stanley Cup Finals

1985 ice hockey championship series

The 1985 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1984–85 season, and the culmination of the 1985 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the defending champion Edmonton Oilers (in their third straight Finals appearance) and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Oilers would win the best-of-seven series, four games to one, to win their second Stanley Cup. It was also the sixth straight Finals contested between teams that joined the NHL in 1967 or later. As of 2020, this is also the last time that a team, defending champion or runner-up, would appear in the Finals for the third straight season. This would be the third of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta (the Oilers appeared in six, the Calgary Flames in 1986 and 1989), and the second of five consecutive Finals to end with the Cup presentation on Alberta ice (the Oilers won four of those times, the Montreal Canadiens once).

1985 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Edmonton Oilers 13458 4
Philadelphia Flyers 41333 1
Location(s)Edmonton: Northlands Coliseum (3, 4, 5)
Philadelphia: Spectrum (1, 2)
CoachesEdmonton: Glen Sather
Philadelphia: Mike Keenan
CaptainsEdmonton: Wayne Gretzky
Philadelphia: Dave Poulin
RefereesAndy Van Hellemond (1)
Kerry Fraser (2, 4)
Bryan Lewis (3, 5)
DatesMay 21 – May 30
MVPWayne Gretzky (Oilers)
Series-winning goalPaul Coffey (17:57, first, G5)
NetworksCBC (Canada-English, games 1 and 2)
CTV (Canada-English, games 3, 4, and 5)
SRC (Canada-French)
USA (United States)
PRISM (Philadelphia area, games 1, 2),
WTAF (Philadelphia area, games 3, 4, 5)
AnnouncersBob Cole and Gary Dornhoefer (CBC)
Dan Kelly, Ron Reusch, and Brad Park (CTV)
Dan Kelly (games 1-2), Al Albert (games 3-5), and Gary Green (USA Network)
Gene Hart, Bobby Taylor (PRISM and WTAF)

ReferencesEdit

  • 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
Edmonton Oilers
1984
Edmonton Oilers
Stanley Cup Champions

1985
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1986