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A key cog in the Habs’ dynasty of the 1950s, Tom Johnson shone on the Montreal blue line for [...]More
A gritty, two-way center, Billy Reay’s career was cut short by injury – a testament to his [...]More
Ed Litzenberger made his NHL debut in 1952-53, playing two games as a member of the Canadiens. [...]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.