The 1946 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series between the Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. The Canadiens won the series four games to one, claiming their fifth Stanley Cup championship. The series was a defensive battle, with all five games being decided by one goal. The Canadiens won the first three games by scores of 1–0, 1–0, and 2–1. The Bruins won the fourth game, 3–2, to extend the series. However, the Canadiens won the fifth game, 2–1, to clinch the championship. The Canadiens' goaltender, Bill Durnan, was the star of the series, recording four shutouts and allowing only seven goals in five games. The Canadiens' Elmer Lach was the leading scorer of the series, with four goals and four assists.
The 1946MLB World Series featured the St Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox had won the American League pennant with a 104-50 record, and the Cardinals had won the National League pennant with a 95-59 record. The Cardinals won the series 4-3, with each team winning three games at home. The Cardinals won the decisive game 6, 5-3, at Sportsman's Park in St Louis. The Cardinals' Harry Brecheen was the star of the series, winning three games and allowing only three runs in 27 innings. The Red Sox were led by pitcher Mickey Harris, who won two games and allowed only four runs in 18 innings. The series MVP was Enos Slaughter, who had a .412 batting average, two home runs, and seven RBIs.