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1958 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 5* 6 Games
Montreal Canadiens  2 2 3 1 3 5 4
Boston Bruins  1 5 0 3 2 3 2
Location: Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Boston, MA (Boston Garden) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Montreal: Toe Blake
Boston: Milt Schmidt
Captains: Montreal: Maurice Richard
Boston: Fernie Flaman
Dates: April 8 to April 20, 1958
Series-winning
goal:
Bernie Geoffrion (19:26, second)
 < 1957 Stanley Cup Finals 1959 > 

The 1958 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins in a rematch of the 1957 Final. The Canadiens would win the series 4–2, for their third straight Cup victory, and tenth in the team's history.

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Paths to the Final

Montreal defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–0 to reach the final. Boston defeated the New York Rangers 4–2 to reach the final.

The series

Rocket Richard, was the top goal scorer during the playoffs with 11. In game five, he notched his third final series overtime goal of his career and sixth playoff overtime goal of his career.

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 8 Boston 1 Montreal 2
April 10 Boston 5 Montreal 2
April 13 Montreal 3 Boston 0
April 15 Montreal 1 Boston 3
April 17 Boston 2 Montreal 3 OT
April 20 Montreal 5 Boston 3

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 2

Montreal Canadiens 1958 Stanley Cup champions

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Roster

  Defensemen
  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • Hartland Molson (President/Owner), Ken Reardon (Vice President),
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Hector Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer), Larry Aubut (Ass't Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.

Engraving Note

  • Every player who was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1957, also had their name put on the Stanley Cup in 1958. This is only time in NHL history. 4 more players were added to cup in 1958, who are not on the cup in 1957- Charlie Hodge, Ab MacDonald, Ken Mosdell, Albert Langlois. The only other change was in Ownership Hartland Molson took over running the Canadiens from William Northey, and Donat Raymond.
  • 13 members of Montreal Canadiens 1958 team are members of Hockey Hall of Fame - Jean Belveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Thomas Johnson, Dickie Moore, Bert Olmstead, Jacque Plante, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard (Players) Hartland Molson, Ken Reardon, Frank Selke Sr., Toe Blake. (non players).

See also

Notes

References

  • 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
Montreal Canadiens
1957
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1958
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1959

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