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1953 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 5* Games
Montreal Canadiens  1 3 2 0 1 4
Boston Bruins  2 4 0 3 0 1
Location: Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Boston, Massachusetts (Boston Garden) (3,4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Montreal: Dick Irvin
Boston: Lynn Patrick
Captains: Montreal: Emile Bouchard
Boston: Milt Schmidt
Dates: April 9 to April 16, 1953
Elmer Lach (1:22, OT)
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The 1953 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens. Boston was making its first appearance in the Final since the 1946 Final. The Canadiens, who were appearing in their third-straight Final series, would win the series four games to one.


Paths to the Final

Montreal defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–3 to reach the final. Boston defeated the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 4–2 to reach the final.

The series

Jacques Plante would be pulled after the first two games in favour of Gerry McNeil. The move paid off as McNeil posted two shutouts in the last three games.

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 Boston 2 Montreal 4
April 11 Boston 4 Montreal 1
April 12 Montreal 3 Boston 0
April 14 Montreal 7 Boston 3
April 16 Boston 0 Montreal 1 OT

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

Montreal Canadiens 1953 Stanley Cup champions




  • Donat Raymond (President/Owner)
  • Dalton Coleman, William Northey (Vice Presidents/Owners)
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Dick Irvin Sr. (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer), Gaston Bettez (Ass't Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • &- Doug Anderson played 2 games in the Semi-Finals, qualified to be on the Stanley Cup, but name was still left off
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Eddie Maruz was misspelled EDDIE MARUZE, with an extra "E" on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93. His name was spelled correctly on the other 2 rings.
  • Mistake Gaston Bettez name was misspelled in 1953. Gettez was GOSTON BETTES on the original ring in 1953, G Bettes on the other 2 rings of 1953 Montreal.

See also



  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.  
  • 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
Detroit Red Wings
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Detroit Red Wings


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