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The intensity permeating a match-up between Boston and Montreal is derived from a lifetime of [...]More
Despite their status as reigning Stanley Cup Champions, 1956-57 is nonetheless a year of [...]More
On March 11, 2006, 75-year-old Bernard “Boom Boom” Geoffrion passes away just a few hours [...]More
On October 7, 1995, the Canadiens honor the late Jacques Plante by raising his No. 1 to the [...]More
Despite playing in front of 15,268 hometown fans, Toe Blake’s boys nevertheless had their hands full making sure they didn’t have to return to Boston for a sixth game.
It was the Canadiens often unheralded role players who got things going, as Andre Pronovost opened the scoring, beating Don Simmons at 18:11 of the opening period, assisted by Claude Provost and Don Marshall.
Dickie Moore potted his third of the playoffs, followed by Geoffrion’s 11th, stretching the Montreal lead to three goals.
The third period was simply a formality, with Marshall and Floyd Curry finding the twine while, 180 feet away, Jacques Plante stopped all but one of the 27 shots he faced. He backstopped the Canadiens to a 5-1 win and their ninth Stanley Cup, repeating as champions for the second time in club history.