On This Date 3/26/1917

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The Seattle Metropolitans become the first team from the United States to win Stanley Cup. The Metropolitans, champions of the PCHA, defeat the NHA Champion Montreal Canadiens, best of five series, three games to one. The series was played at the Seattle Ice Arena, with Montreal winning the first game and Seattle winning the next three games to win the cup, clinching hockey’s holy grail with a 9-1 win in the finale.