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Since 1893, the top teams in Canada and the United States have battled it out for the Stanley [...]More
On October 7, 1995, the Canadiens honor the late Jacques Plante by raising his No. 1 to the [...]More
On March 11, 2006, 75-year-old Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion passes away just a few hours [...]More
The intensity permeating a match-up between Boston and Montreal is derived from a lifetime of [...]More
Showing their intent early on, Montreal got out to a 2-0 lead with both Bernard Geoffrion and Maurice Richard beating Bruins goaltender, Don Simmons. At the other end of the ice, Jacques Plante turned back 12 of the 13 shots he faced with only Don McKenney finding the twine for Boston in the opening 20 minutes.
The Canadiens stretched their lead in the second, as Jean Béliveau converted on a Geoffrion pass and “Boom Boom” buried one of his own shortly thereafter.
The Bruins fought back and made a game of it in the third period, pulling to within a goal, but Doug Harvey’s empty-netter in the game’s closing seconds capped a 5-3 clinching victory for Montreal.
With three Stanley Cup Championships in as many years, the Canadiens became only the second NHL team to threepeat.