|2000 Stanley Cup Finals|
|* indicates periods of overtime|
East Rutherford, New Jersey (Continental Airlines Arena) (1,2,5)|
Dallas, Texas (Reunion Arena) (3,4,6)
New Jersey: Larry Robinson|
Dallas: Ken Hitchcock
New Jersey: Scott Stevens|
Dallas: Derian Hatcher
Don Koharski (1,3,6)|
Bill McCreary (1,4,6)
Kerry Fraser (2,4)
Dan Marouelli (2,5)
Terry Gregson (3,5)
|Dates||May 30 – June 10|
|MVP||Scott Stevens (Devils)|
|Series-winning goal||Jason Arnott (8:20, second OT, G6)|
|Networks||ABC (Games 3-6), CBC, ESPN (Games 1-2), SRC, NASN|
|Announcers||Gary Thorne, Bill Clement|
The 2000 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1999–2000 season, and the culmination of the 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested by the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference champion Dallas Stars (who were the defending Stanley Cup champion). The Devils were led by captain Scott Stevens, Head Coach Larry Robinson and goaltender Martin Brodeur. The Stars were led by captain Derian Hatcher, Head Coach Ken Hitchcock and goaltender Ed Belfour. The Devils defeated the Stars, four games to two.
Despite New Jersey being a lower seed in conference play (4) than Dallas (2), New Jersey's 103 points were one more than Dallas, giving them home-ice advantage in the series. The Devils won the Cup in game six on a one-timer goal by Jason Arnott in double overtime. It was their second Stanley Cup overall and first since 1995.
For the Stars, this was the first time since the New York Islanders lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Finals that a defending Stanley Cup champion lost in the Finals. This happened to the Devils themselves the following year when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche.
This is the first-ever Finals that featured two relocated teams competing for the Stanley Cup, as well as being the first Finals in which both teams had won the Stanley Cup previously after relocation.
|Tue, May 30||New Jersey Devils||7–3||Dallas Stars||Continental Airlines Arena||Recap|
|Thu, June 1||New Jersey Devils||1–2||Dallas Stars||Continental Airlines Arena||Recap|
|Sat, June 3||Dallas Stars||1–2||New Jersey Devils||Reunion Arena||Recap|
|Mon, June 5||Dallas Stars||1–3||New Jersey Devils||Reunion Arena||Recap|
|Thu, June 8||New Jersey Devils||0–1||3OT||Dallas Stars||Continental Airlines Arena||Recap|
|Sat, June 10||Dallas Stars||1–2||2OT||New Jersey Devils||Reunion Arena||Recap|
|New Jersey wins series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup
Scott Stevens (New Jersey) wins Conn Smythe Trophy
In Canada, the series was televised on CBC. In the United States, this was the first year under the new joint American TV contract with the Disney-owned networks ESPN and ABC, with ESPN airing the first two games of the Cup Finals and ABC broadcasting the rest of the series.
Three players who did not automatically qualify for their names to be engraved on the Stanley Cup were engraved at the Devils' request:
Left off the Stanley Cup
| New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup Champions