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Grand moments

April 12th, 1987
On April 12, 1987 the Canadiens arrived at Boston Garden in a position to sweep the Bruins in that spring’s Adams Division semifinal.

Patrick Roy took his place between the pipes, turning aside 35 of the 37 shots he faced, six of them coming from Raymond Bourque alone. At the other end of the rink, Chris Chelios, Bobby Smith, Mike McPhee and Shayne Corson all lit the lamp behind Bill Ranford, to power the Canadiens to a 4-2 win.

Montreal swept the series in four straight games, ending the Bruins’ postseason hopes in an 18th consecutive meeting between the teams since the spring of 1946. No other NHL squad has sent the same team off on summer vacation more than six times in a row.

During the four-decade domination, the Canadiens even swept six series on their way to posting an overall record of 69-22 against Boston while outscoring the Bruins 305-203.