Stanley Cup Championship series between the Boston Bruins
and the New York Rangers
was a hard fought battle. The series went to a full five games, with the Bruins ultimately prevailing to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Bruins won the first two games of the series, but the Rangers fought back to win the third game. The Bruins then won a close fourth game, and the decisive fifth game was won by the Bruins 2-1. The Bruins' goaltender, Tiny Thompson, was a key factor in the series, as he allowed only seven goals in the five games. The Bruins' victory marked the first Stanley Cup in the franchise's history, and would be the first of many more to come.
World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics
and the Chicago Cubs
. The Athletics, led by manager Connie Mack, had won the American League pennant with a record of 104-46 and were looking to defend their championship from the previous year. The Cubs, led by manager Joe McCarthy, had won the National League pennant with a record of 98-54. The series opened in Philadelphia
, and the Athletics won the first two games by scores of 4-1 and 6-2. The Cubs then won the next two games in Chicago
, with scores of 4-3 and 7-2. The Athletics then won the next two games in Philadelphia
, with scores of 5-2 and 7-3, to take a 4-2 series lead. The Cubs then won game seven in Chicago
, by a score of 8-1, to force a game eight. The Athletics then won the decisive game eight, by a score of 9-3, to win the World Series.