2014 Stanley Cup Finals Results: After 20 years of missing out on the Stanley Cup Finals the New York Rangers have finally broken through to reach their shot at the Cup for the first time since 1994. The Rangers will face the Los Angeles Kings, but will be stuck on the road for the Stanley Cup Finals, fortunately the road has proved to be in their favor during their playoff run. As hot as New York has been during the 2014 Playoffs, Los Angeles has been skating at the same tempature, closing out consecutive game 7's in each round of the playoffs. With travel playing a huge factor in this years battle for the cup, both teams will be fighting fatigue during this coast-to-coast series. As we have seen all season long, both teams are sporting some of the best goal tending in the NHL with Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist, leaving this series in the hands of the offense.
The Stanley Cup is the final series of postseason games of the National Hockey League. The Stanley Cup is won by winning four of seven games played between the champions of the Western and Eastern Conferences. The Stanley Cup is the trophy awarded to the team who wins the Finals. That team's members are inscribed on the cup itself, and the team keeps the cup until another team wins the finals, at the earliest the following year. Check out a list of previous champions on our Stanley Cup Champions page. The Stanley Cup is also known as "the Cup", "“the Holy Grail" or ironically, "Lord Stanley's Mug". The trophy itself was donated in 1892 by the Governor General of Canada, Lord Stanley, to the top-ranked amateur hockey team in Canada. With various league expansions and consolidations, the Stanley Cup has obtained a history as one of the oldest sports trophies in North America and the highest ice hockey honor in the world.
The Stanley Cup Finals games are played at the respective home arenas of the two final teams competing for the championship. The team with the better regular season record receives the home ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Finals, and hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, whereas the team without that advantage hosts games 3, 4, and 6. In a sport like hockey where the fans are practically on the ice with the players, a home rink advantage is huge. Just ask the Montreal Canadiens who have won more Stanley Cups than any other team.
The Stanley Cup Finals are one of the great sporting events on earth. The event is the culmination of months of regular season games and multiple rounds of postseason best of seven series. As we have seen in the past from the most notable cup matchups, the Stanley Cup Finals prove beyond any doubt who is the best and the toughest team in the National Hockey League. Buy Stanley Cup Finals tickets today and don't miss a second of Stanley Cup action! Most Stanley Cup Appearances: