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On October 7, 1995, the Canadiens honor the late Jacques Plante by raising his No. 1 to the [...]More
Since the NHL added a franchise in Toronto in 1917, the rivalry between the two Canadian [...]More
On March 11, 2006, 75-year-old Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion passes away just a few hours [...]More
Since 1893, the top teams in Canada and the United States have battled it out for the Stanley [...]More
Despite taking to the ice without Jean Béliveau or captain Maurice Richard, the Habs sent a message that this would be the final game of that spring. Ralph Backstrom got the ball rolling when he opened the scoring with a power-play goal at the 4:13 mark of the opening period, his first of four points on the night. He picked up two more points by the end of the first 20 minutes, assisting on goals by Bernard Geoffrion and Tom Johnson.
A Toronto goal early in the middle frame proved to be a minor inconvenience as both Geoffrion and Marcel Bonin beat Johnny Bower before time ran out. Bonin’s goal, his team-leading 10th of the postseason.
Holding a four-goal lead, Montreal cruised to a 5-3 victory, earning the 11th Stanley Cup in team history and keeping the coveted trophy in its possession for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year.