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For the first time in 14 seasons, the Canadiens enter a season without Toe Blake behind the [...]More
The St. Louis Blues were part of the NHL’s first expansion era in 1967-68. Despite the [...]More
On November 18, 2006, Serge Savard takes his place among Habs legends when his No. 18 is [...]More
Since 1893, the top teams in Canada and the United States have battled it out for the Stanley [...]More
The Blues kept their hopes alive through the first 40 minutes of play. Terry Gray put his team a 1-0 lead when he put an even strength marker past Rogatien Vachon at 10:50 of the second period.
The Canadiens decided to put an end to things in the final frame. Ted Harris beat Glenn Hall to tie matters just 42 seconds in. Less than three minutes later, Claude Ruel’s men struck again, with John Ferguson finishing a Ralph Backstrom play to score the deciding goal. Vachon was flawless in the third period, turning aside the eight shots he faced to hold the 2-1 lead until the final buzzer.
The Habs won a second consecutive Stanley Cup and their fourth in five years for what has become known as the “Forgotten Dynasty".
With 10 points in 14 postseason games, Serge Savard became the first defenseman in NHL history to be honored with the Conn Smythe Trophy as the league's postseason MVP.