The 1936 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-five series between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The series was held at the Detroit Olympia and the Maple Leafs won the series 3-1. The Red Wings won the first game 3-2, but the Maple Leafs responded with a 5-2 win in game two. They then won the third game 5-2 and the fourth game 3-1 to take the series. The Maple Leafs were led by their captain, Charlie Conacher, who scored two goals in the deciding game, and goaltender George Hainsworth, who allowed just five goals in the four games. The Red Wings were led by their captain, Ebbie Goodfellow, who had a goal and an assist in the series, and goaltender Normie Smith, who allowed just 14 goals in the four games.
The 1936 World Series featured the New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the previous year's classic. The Yankees had won the American League pennant by a comfortable margin, while the Giants had edged out the Dodgers in the National League. The Yankees went on to win the series in six games, with their star pitcher Lefty Gomez winning two games. The Giants had their own star pitcher, Carl Hubbell, who won one game. The Yankees' slugging stars such as Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, and Tony Lazzeri were instrumental in the Yankees' victory. The series was also notable for the Yankees' dominance, as they outscored the Giants 27-13 over the six games. The Yankees captured their fourth consecutive championship, and the sixth in seven years.