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The St. Louis Blues were part of the NHL’s first expansion era in 1967-68. Despite the [...]More
Since 1893, the top teams in Canada and the United States have battled it out for the Stanley [...]More
The start of the 1967-68 season makes it hard for Canadiens fans to keep up with all the new [...]More
Dick Duff set the tone for the game, beating Blues netminder Glenn Hall at 10:47 of the opening period. Hall, who would later be named Conn Smythe Trophy winner, bounced back, however, as Craig Cameron and Gary Sabourin scored and the Blues took a 2-1 lead into the dressing room after two periods.
Reversing the game’s momentum, Montreal, who had dominated the series until that point, tied things up at 7:24 of the final frame when Henri Richard found the back of the net. Less than five minutes later, Jean-Claude Tremblay’s goal applied the coup de grace to Scotty Bowman’s Blues and Lorne Worsley shut the door the rest of the way as the 3-2 score held up.
The Montreal Canadiens’ 15th Stanley Cup title was the eighth they had won under the direction of Toe Blake, who retired after 13 years behind the bench and exactly 500 regular season victories.