2015 Stanley Cup Finals Results: The 2015 Stanley Cup Finals featured two teams coming off of big game 7 victories in the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. The Tampa Bay Lightning enter the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since winning the cup in 2004. Center Steven Stamkos has been an offensive master for the Lightning, posting a 72 point season, and goal tender Ben Bishop has had one of his best seasons, including a shutout in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers. On the other side of the ice, the Chicago Blackhawks look to win their 2nd Stanley Cup Finals in 3 years. Jonathan Toews continues to be the face of the always dangerous Blackhawks and remains one of the most dangerous players in the league. Chicago was able to defeat the Lightning in 6 games wrapping up the series in front of their home crowd at the United Center.
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: