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Gerry McNeil led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Finals in all four seasons he spent as the [...]More
A gritty, two-way center, Billy Reay’s career was cut short by injury – a testament to his [...]More
The 1951-52 season saw three talented newcomers nail down slots on left wing. Both Dickie [...]More
Roland Rousseau came to the Canadiens on loan from the Quebec Hockey League’s Montreal [...]More
Fearing an adverse affect on tickets sales, only the third period of the contest between the previous spring’s Stanley Cup finalists was broadcast. The score stood tied 1-1 when the transmission began.
Three cameras captured the action, as Rene Lecavalier provided play-by-play commentary from the final period’s opening faceoff between Detroit’s Ted Lindsay and Elmer Lach until the end of the game.
Jacques Plante barred the door in the final frame and Billy Reay slipped a puck past Terry Sawchuk late in the period, notching the winning goal in 2-1 Habs victory.