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When he was named head coach of the Canadiens in 1940-41, Dick Irvin Sr. was already an [...]More
Team captain for eight seasons, Émile Bouchard dished out solid hits and made passes like no [...]More
One of the solid support players from Western Canada who found their way to Montreal during [...]More
Jean Beliveau proudly wore the “C” for 10 seasons, the longest tenure in team history.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.