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NHL Hockey Stanley Cup Champions

For each highlighted year, name the team that won the Stanley Cup.
Enter the team name, not the city
Quiz idea: H.D. Lenoble
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: June 24, 2024
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First submittedJune 11, 2012
Times taken65,446
Average score71.4%
Rating4.30
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Year
Loser
Winner
2024
Oilers
Panthers
2023
Panthers
Golden Knights
2022
Lightning
Avalanche
2021
Canadiens
Lightning
2020
Stars
Lightning
2019
Bruins
Blues
2018
Golden Knights
Capitals
2017
Predators
Penguins
2016
Sharks
Penguins
2015
Lightning
Blackhawks
2014
Rangers
Kings
2013
Bruins
Blackhawks
2012
Devils
Kings
2011
Canucks
Bruins
2010
Flyers
Blackhawks
2009
Red Wings
Penguins
2008
Penguins
Red Wings
2007
Senators
Ducks
2006
Oilers
Hurricanes
Cancelled due to lockout
Year
Loser
Winner
2004
Flames
Lightning
2003
Mighty Ducks
Devils
2002
Hurricanes
Red Wings
2001
Devils
Avalanche
2000
Stars
Devils
1999
Sabres
Stars
1998
Capitals
Red Wings
1997
Flyers
Red Wings
1996
Panthers
Avalanche
1995
Red Wings
Devils
1994
Canucks
Rangers
1993
Kings
Canadiens
1992
Blackhawks
Penguins
1991
North Stars
Penguins
1990
Bruins
Oilers
1989
Canadiens
Flames
1988
Bruins
Oilers
1987
Flyers
Oilers
1986
Flames
Canadiens
Year
Loser
Winner
1985
Flyers
Oilers
1984
Islanders
Oilers
1983
Oilers
Islanders
1982
Canucks
Islanders
1981
North Stars
Islanders
1980
Flyers
Islanders
1979
Rangers
Canadiens
1978
Bruins
Canadiens
1977
Bruins
Canadiens
1976
Flyers
Canadiens
1975
Sabres
Flyers
1974
Bruins
Flyers
1973
Black Hawks
Canadiens
1972
Rangers
Bruins
1971
Black Hawks
Canadiens
1970
Blues
Bruins
1969
Blues
Canadiens
1968
Blues
Canadiens
65 Comments
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Level 47
Jun 14, 2012
41 out of 44, gave up on the last 3 but should of kept guessing....
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Level 3
Jul 12, 2012
Maple Leafs, Montreal.. Oh it stopped?
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Level 28
Apr 30, 2013
Maple Leafs haven't won it all since the 60s. :-)
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Level 69
Jun 26, 2013
Yeah, his point was it was 1967. The quiz stopped at '68. The next answer had the quiz kept going was Toronto.
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Level 92
Jun 26, 2013
Had the same thought. Seemed a kind of arbitrary time to stop the list, but at the same time, I don't think I could have gone much further back...
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2013
Before 1968, there were only six teams.
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2023
When the NHL expanded in '68 (+Blues, Flyers, North Stars, Kings, Penguins and Seals), they put all 6 expansion teams in the "West" division and the 6 established clubs in the "East". This is why from 1968-70, the Blues made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. Somebody from the West had to get there. This also explains why St. Louis (with apologies to ander217) got swept every time.

It wasn't until the 1970-71 season, when the Canucks & Sabres were added, that the NHL started to balance the divisions by moving the Black Hawks to the West. (Chicago promptly won the West by a country mile the next 2 seasons)

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Level 92
Jan 19, 2015
Thanks QM, I was thinking the expansion had happened in the early 60s, and the 6 had continued to dominate. I redact my comment about your arbitrary-ness.
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Level 44
Dec 19, 2012
Yes! 100% 2:22 to spare. When in doubt, type canadiens.
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Level 34
Jan 26, 2013
It pained me so much to type out "Canadiens" so many times... I can't stand that team!
+1
Level 28
Mar 15, 2013
Rangers fan here. I can't STAND the Penguins. They never seem to lose, and when they do it's in OT. I don't mind the Canadiens. They haven't been relevant in while. They need their chance to shine again.
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Level 91
Mar 23, 2018
You can rest assured that the rest of the league (at least the teams that were around during the heyday of the Broad Street Bullies) hates the Flyers as well. This is, to my knowledge, unique in the NHL, being irrespective of conference, division, geography, or playoff history.
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2015
Try ctrl+paste next time...
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Level 91
Jun 17, 2024
This quiz is pretty much impossible to complete without CTRL+C and CTRL+V
+1
Level 18
Oct 29, 2020
i hate habs
+4
Level 53
Jun 28, 2013
GO BRUINS! I wish Nebraska(my homestate) had a NHL team. The Bruins are my fav.
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Level 52
Aug 19, 2022
Who would be dumb enough to start an NHL team in Nebraska?
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Level 51
Jan 12, 2024
then again, you have an NBA team in Oklahoma City of all places...
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2024
In 1974, the NHL added 2 new franchises: the Washington Capitals and the Kansas City Scouts. (this came on the heels of the NBA seeing the Royals moving from Cincinnati to Kansas City/Omaha to become the KC-Omaha Kings for 3 seasons) This was the closest Nebraska ever came to having an NHL team. After only 2 seasons, the Scouts moved to Colorado to become the Rockies before eventually relocating to New Jersey as the Devils.
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Level 78
Jun 15, 2014
The last 20 years must have been rough if you're from Canada.
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Level 57
Jul 9, 2014
It's not as bad as it looks. We've come pretty close: 2004 Tampa over Calgary in 7, 2006, Carolina over Edmonton in 7, 2007, Anaheim over Ottawa in 5, 2011 Boston over Vancouver in 7.
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2016
And those Olympic gold medals are pretty nice too!
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Level 91
Jun 16, 2016
I consider it fair play, considering the decades worth of player hoarding that the Canadiens and Leafs were able to get away with prior to elimination of the 50-mile radius rule and the C Form in the late 60s. Up until that point, the sole negotiating rights to every single player coming out of the hockey Mecca that was Greater Toronto and Montreal belonged to the Leafs and Habs, respectively. There were no significant developmental leagues anywhere outside of these two areas, so they basically had a lock on 90% of North American hockey talent for 40+ years. Given the barriers in place, it's not surprising the two teams were able to win 25 of the 42 Stanley Cups during that era. And it's not surprising either that once things were made more equal and talent could be acquired by the rest of the expanding league, they've managed a much more reasonable 10 of 48 (and 0 of the last 22) since.
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Level 93
Jul 27, 2016
I didn't realize that system was in place all those years which provides some explanation for all those Cups won by Toronto and Montreal. I guess I should feel fortunate that my Bruins finally broke through for a couple in the early 70s, as well as coming close a few other times during that decade, although the Habs still captured even more in the late 70s. The lack of success by the Bruins against the Canadiens in Stanley Cup playoff games and finals through the history of the NHL up until the mid 80s is actually almost unbelievable. My feelings for the Canadiens have seesawed between rage and admiration for decades. Otherwise, it was nice to see a whole new cadre of Cup winners starting in the early 80s.
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Level 55
Nov 16, 2019
that whole narrative has been proved to be just wrong. https://thehockeywriters.com/habs-french-canadian-rule/
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Level 68
Jan 23, 2015
When in doubt, guess Canadiens.
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Level 68
Jun 13, 2016
THE PENGUINS!!!!
+4
Level 21
Jul 7, 2017
The moment pens are gonna start losing you will support a new team like toronto I bet you
+3
Level 91
Mar 23, 2018
As someone who lived through mid 80s and early aughts supporting the Penguins through perennial 5th and 6th place finishes in the division, I can tell you that the Pens losing for a few seasons in a row tends to result in drafting players like Mario Lemieux, Mark Recchi, Jaromir Jagr, Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, and Sidney Crosby.
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Level 8
Jun 26, 2016
I was going fine until 1973, then I looked it up in a book
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Level 71
Mar 18, 2018
I guess you haven't discovered Google yet.
+2
Level 52
Aug 19, 2022
In megamans defense, Google is just a pain to use and books actually make sense
+1
Level 47
Jan 28, 2017
Got the 2 Flyers championships with :07 left. 100%
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Level 22
Jun 16, 2017
2017 Penguins
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Level 61
Jul 15, 2017
A real hockey quiz would accept Habs
+1
Level 21
Aug 9, 2017
i despise the yellow answer only here quiz. just let us pick teams
+4
Level 47
May 29, 2018
Then you could just guess every NHL team, no real challenge in that.
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Level 59
Apr 30, 2018
Quebec Nordiques should be accepted for 1996 as they were not the Avalanche yet.
+8
Level 47
May 29, 2018
Ummm...yes they were. That was their first season in Colorado after having moved from Quebec.
+2
Level 91
Jun 8, 2018
Blech. I just acknowledged that the Capitals won a Stanley Cup in order to get 5 points on Jetpunk. Need to shower now.
+1
Level 80
Jun 9, 2018
Hey, it's better than the alternative. :)
+1
Level 77
Jun 8, 2018
CAPS CAPS CAPS! Such a deserving team this year. Played their hearts out for the big man Ovi.
+1
Level 70
Jun 9, 2018
Not a big a fan of American sports. But seeing the happiness in the face of Ovechkin is just priceless.
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Level 55
Nov 16, 2019
AMERICAN?
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Level 62
May 4, 2020
did you just call hockey american?

as to quote Greta Thurnberg,

"HOW DARE YOU"

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Level 55
Jun 17, 2018
feels so good to be able to answer capitals and it be right.
+1
Level 15
Mar 27, 2019
Really wish Golden Knights was the answer to 2018
+1
Level 36
Aug 22, 2019
The Broad Street Bullies apparently are the least remembered.
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Level 84
Nov 23, 2019
Accept "Habs" for Canadiens? VERY common nickname for them, for a VERY long time. Short for Habitants. (though the "H" within the "C" on their jersey logo stands for "Hockey", as in "Club de Hockey", not "Habitants")
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Level 68
Apr 12, 2020
I agree!!! Please accept Habs; it's very annoying typing out "Canadiens" a million times.
+1
Level 37
Apr 28, 2020
I am sad to see the Devils guessed below 50%.
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Level 62
May 4, 2020
the most iconic hockey moment (SCORES! BOBBY ORR!) is of the least guessed? damn.
+1
Level 20
Feb 28, 2021
Me being surprised when seeing the fact that the Isles 4-peated
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Level 55
Jul 8, 2021
Wish the Habs pulled off the miracle this year but alas
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2021
I like underdog stories, but sometimes the better team should win. The Lightning were so much better than the Habs this year that it would have made regular season hockey seem pointless if the Habs won. Just be mediocre, sneak into the playoffs, and get hot at the right time. It's not good for the game. The Lightning were the best team and they took care of business.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2021
I find it very funny that the quiz ends the year before the last time the Leafs won the cup
+1
Level 66
May 23, 2023
The only Original Six team without a Stanley Cup since they expanded!
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Level 57
Jun 5, 2023
The 2022-23 Vegas Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup already
+2
Level 78
Jun 14, 2023
Stupid Vegas... I was really hoping the Panthers' Cinderella story would pan out, but Bobrovsky petered out. :(
+3
Level 51
Jun 14, 2023
"Habs" is the only accepted nickname by this quiz, but nothing else? No "bolts", "pens", "avs", etc.? C'mon...
+1
Level 55
Feb 24, 2024
only nickname that is ubiquitous in hockey
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Level 78
Jun 25, 2024
Woo! Go Panthers! My boy Barkov has a cup!
+1
Level 64
Jun 25, 2024
Almost blew it, too. As a Stars fan, I am satisfied that Edmonton's magic ran out last night.

Still waiting for the return to the final...

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Level 57
Jun 25, 2024
Great victory yesterday! Congrats to Florida!
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Level 79
Jun 29, 2024
Let's Go Panthers! Never thought my county's team would make it that far.