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On October 14, 1948, the Montreal Canadiens held a vote to determine the team’s next [...]More
The intensity permeating a match-up between Boston and Montreal is derived from a lifetime of [...]More
he regular season with a league-leading ten shutouts and a 2.12 goals-against average, second [...]More
Since 1893, the top teams in Canada and the United States have battled it out for the Stanley [...]More
The 14,500 fans packing the Forum were treated to a goaltending duel between Montreal’s Gerry McNeil and Boston’s “Sugar” Jim Henry, with neither man yielding a goal through 60 minutes of regulation play.
Elmer Lach became the hero of the night, scoring 1:22 into overtime, with Maurice Richard assisting on the play that brought the Montreal Canadiens the seventh Stanley Cup Championship in team history.
The celebratory embrace between Richard and his long-time centerman following the goal left Lach with a broken nose. The photograph of the joyous mid-air collision is one of the most famous in league history.