The 1930 Stanley Cup championship series featured the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. The series went the full five games, with the Canadiens taking the cup with a 3-2 victory in the fifth game. Montreal got off to a strong start, winning the first two games handily. Boston responded with two consecutive victories, setting up a decisive fifth game. The Canadiens came out on top in the end, with Howie Morenz scoring the winning goal in the third period to seal the victory. The series was a hard fought battle between two of the NHL’s original teams, and it was Montreal who emerged victorious.
The 1930 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Athletics had won the American League pennant by 13 games, while the Cardinals had won the National League pennant by 7 games. The Athletics were led by manager Connie Mack and the Cardinals by manager Gabby Street. The Cardinals took the series in six games, with the deciding game being won by a score of 4-2. The Athletics' Lefty Grove was the winning pitcher in the deciding game. The series MVP was Cardinals' Pepper Martin, who hit .500 and scored 7 runs. The Cardinals became the first NL team to win a World Series since the 1919Chicago White Sox. This was the second World Series victory for the Cardinals, and the first since 1926.