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1959 Stanley Cup Finals

1959 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams123*45Games
Montreal Canadiens 532354
Toronto Maple Leafs  3 1 32 3 1
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location:Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Toronto, ON (Maple Leaf Gardens) (3,4)
Format:Best-of-seven
Coaches:Montreal: Toe Blake
Toronto: Punch Imlach
Captains:Montreal: Maurice Richard
Toronto: George Armstrong
Dates:April 9 to April 18, 1959
Series-winning
goal:
Marcel Bonin (9:55, second)
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The 1959 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Montreal was making its ninth consecutive appearance in the Final series. It was Toronto's first appearance since 1951. The Canadiens would win the series four games to one to win their fourth-straight Cup victory.

Paths to the final

Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 to reach the finals. Toronto defeated the Boston Bruins 4–3 to reach the finals.

The series

Rocket Richard, hampered by injuries, did not score at all during the playoffs. Toronto was making its first finals appearance since 1951.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Toronto 3 Montreal 5
April 11 Toronto 1 Montreal 3
April 14 Montreal 2 Toronto 3 OT
April 16 Montreal 3 Toronto 2
April 18 Toronto 3 Montreal 5

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

Montreal Canadiens 1959 Stanley Cup champions

Roster


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
  • Sam Pollock (Personnel Director), Hector Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer, Larry Aubut (Asst. Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.


Stanley Cup engravings

  • Ken Reardon name was spelt KEN READON VICE PRES missing an "R". Mistake was corrected on the replica cup created in 1992–93.

See also

Notes

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1958
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1959
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1960
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