Who has the most power play goals in Stanley Cup Final history?

The power play is the most exciting chance to score a goal. Who has the most man advantage goals in Stanley Cup Final history?
2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five
2023 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

Game two of last season's Stanley Cup Final saw the Vegas Golden Knights score two power play goals against the Florida Panthers. One came from Jonathan Marchessault in the first period (the game's first), while Brett Howden scored the other in the third period (the game's last). It set the tone for the rest of the series, where Vegas won their first championship in franchise history.

Of course, Vegas's first goal in the series was on the man advantage... from none other than Marchessault. It catapulted the "Golden Misfit" to the Conn Smythe trophy, making him an eternal Las Vegas legend. Fans know the rest of the story and how that went for the franchise.

Fast forward a year later and a team with a potent power play is close to making history. The Edmonton Oilers, formerly down 3-0, can become the first NHL team since the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs to come back from such a deficit to win the Stanley Cup. Connor McDavid is set to win the Conn Smythe trophy with a historic performance, whether his team wins or loses on Monday.

Their opponent? None other than those same Panthers, who can't buy a Stanley Cup even if it was for a dollar. With their power play going cold along with Sergei Bobrovsky, it's setting Monday up for a depressing evening in the Sunshine State.

But there's more to wonder about doing well on the man advantage. For example, who's scored the most goals in such a situation in Stanley Cup Final history? It won't be Jonathan Marchessault or the other Vegas Golden Knights. That much is true. But let's see who holds the record for most power play goals in the championship round.

Jean Beliveau has the most career power play goals in the Stanley Cup Final with 11

The most power play goals in Stanley Cup Final history belong to Jean Beliveau, formerly of Montreal Canadiens fame. The legendary player has 11 power play goals in his career, leaving him ahead of Bernie Geoffrion (10). In third place is Yvan Cournoyer, who has nine goals on the man advantage.

Of course, these came in simpler times, when there were far fewer teams in the NHL. Teams like the Canadiens would regularly make the championship round, bringing in the same roster from years prior. That made it easier for players like Beliveau to score multiple goals, etching themselves in NHL history.

As for the Vegas Golden Knights, their franchise leader in power play goals during the Stanley Cup Final is none other than Jonathan Marchessault. The former Conn Smythe winner has three goals on the man advantage. Reilly Smith is one behind the leader with two. Overall, Vegas scored nine power play goals in the championship round.