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After their win on June 9, 2014, the LA Kings are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. If they win their next game, they will sweep the NY Rangers to win the Stanley Cup.

Since the adoption of the seven-game series in 1939, how many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals? Please list the team and the year of accomplishment.

  • Twenty times in 72 years that's about once for every 4 years , it can hardly be considered as much more then a rare occurrence and is of itself not particularly note worthy. I must say that run of 4 in 4 was interesting though – user4780 Jun 12 '14 at 8:01
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    For reference, the following years also contained sweeps during the Stanley Cup finals, but these finals were not won in 4 games: 1935, 1932, 1930, 1929 – user527 Apr 28 '16 at 16:10
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    In addition to @MASTERMIND_ED's comment, the best of 7 series were adopted by NHL starting 38-39. – alamoot Apr 28 '16 at 18:21
  • List of Stanley Cup Champions on Wikipedia has also result of the series in the final. – Martin May 25 '16 at 3:55
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There have been 20 Stanley Cup finals sweeps. The list below is also available in this answer, at TSN, or any respected source that tracks NHL statistics.

Year       Winning Team       Losing Team
1998    Detroit Red Wings   Washington Capitals
1997    Detroit Red Wings   Philadelphia Flyers
1996    Colorado Avalanche  Florida Panthers
1995    New Jersey Devils   Detroit Red Wings
1992    Pittsburgh Penguins Chicago Blackhawks
1988    Edmonton Oilers     Boston Bruins
1983    New York Islanders  Edmonton Oilers
1982    New York Islanders  Vancouver Canucks
1977    Montreal Canadiens  Boston Bruins
1976    Montreal Canadiens  Philadelphia Flyers
1970    Boston Bruins           St. Louis Blues
1969    Montreal Canadiens  St. Louis Blues
1968    Montreal Canadiens  St. Louis Blues
1960    Montreal Canadiens  Toronto Maple Leafs
1952    Detroit Red Wings   Montreal Canadiens
1949    Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
1948    Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
1944    Montreal Canadiens  Chicago Black Hawks
1943    Detroit Red Wings   Boston Bruins
1941    Boston Bruins       Detroit Red Wings
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Here ya go!

Year       Winning Team       Losing Team
1998    Detroit Red Wings   Washington Capitals
1997    Detroit Red Wings   Philadelphia Flyers
1996    Colorado Avalanche  Florida Panthers
1995    New Jersey Devils   Detroit Red Wings
1992    Pittsburgh Penguins Chicago Blackhawks
1988    Edmonton Oilers     Boston Bruins
1983    New York Islanders  Edmonton Oilers
1982    New York Islanders  Vancouver Canucks
1977    Montreal Canadiens  Boston Bruins
1976    Montreal Canadiens  Philadelphia Flyers
1970    Boston Bruins           St. Louis Blues
1969    Montreal Canadiens  St. Louis Blues
1968    Montreal Canadiens  St. Louis Blues
1960    Montreal Canadiens  Toronto Maple Leafs
1952    Detroit Red Wings   Montreal Canadiens
1949    Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
1948    Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit Red Wings
1944    Montreal Canadiens  Chicago Black Hawks
1943    Detroit Red Wings   Boston Bruins
1941    Boston Bruins       Detroit Red Wings
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    Can you add a source? – Zack Jun 10 '14 at 14:49
  • I like your answer, but please also include to source. – alamoot Jun 10 '14 at 17:51

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