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After claiming consecutive Jack Adams Awards with the Detroit Red Wings, Jacques Demers came [...]More
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Leading 3-1 heading into the fifth game of the Stanley Cup Finals, Jacques Demers’ squad didn’t waste any time putting the final cherry on top of their incredible postseason run that spring.
Paul DiPietro started things off early for the Habs, lighting the lamp behind Kings netminder, Kelly Hrudey just 15 minutes into the game with a quick wrist shot.
The Kings managed to pull even after Marty McSorely found the back of the net at the 2:40 mark in the second period, but the celebrations were short-lived on the visitors bench. Just 71 seconds later, Kirk Muller catapulted the Canadiens into the lead once again, and from there, the team never looked back. Stephan Lebeau and DiPietro rounded out the scoring and Patrick Roy finished with 18 saves to his credit, leading the Habs to a 4-1 win and the 24th Stanley Cup in franchise history.
For the second time in his career, Roy not only hoisted the Cup, but he also took home the Conn Smythe award as the playoff MVP, making him the fifth player in league history to win the coveted prize on two occasions.
En route to hoisting the Cup, the Canadiens picked up an incredible NHL-record 10 consecutive overtime wins in the postseason, including three during the Finals.