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After winning four regular season titles and two Stanley Cups over the previous four years, [...]More
The intensity permeating a match-up between Boston and Montreal is derived from a lifetime of [...]More
One-third of the famous “Punch Line”, Elmer Lach, an exceptional playmaker, earned the [...]More
This past December 2nd, suiting up for his 753rd game in a Canadiens uniform, captain Saku [...]More
By the time the teams headed for their dressing rooms after the first period, the Canadiens' center had caught up to O’Connor by burying a Doug Harvey pass behind Frank Brimsek.
After an uneventful middle frame, the Lach-Harvey connection hit pay dirt a second time early in the third. Once again, it was Harvey to Lach for the goal, scored at the 1:26 mark.
With 30 goals and 31 assists in 1947-48, the “Punch Line” pivot won the inaugural Art Ross Trophy. Named for and donated to the NHL by the Boston GM and former star player, it has since been awarded annually to the NHL’s top scorer.
The game finished with Boston coming out on the winning end of a 4-3 decision.