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1966 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6* Games
Detroit Red Wings  3 5 2 1 1 2 2
Montreal Canadiens  2 2 4 2 5 3 4
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location: Montreal (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Detroit (Detroit Olympia) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Montreal: Toe Blake
Detroit: Sid Abel
Dates: April 24 to May 5, 1966
MVP: Roger Crozier
Henri Richard (2:20, OT, G6)
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The 1966 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the Detroit Red Wings and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to two to win the Stanley Cup for the seventh time in eleven years.


Paths to the final

Montreal defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 to advance to the finals, and Detroit defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2.

The series

With this series, Toe Blake had coached the Canadiens to seven Cups in eleven years. Henri Richard, a member of all seven championship teams, would score the series winner in game six in overtime. Despite the Wings losing, their goalie Roger Crozier would win the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Detroit 3 Montreal 2
April 20 Detroit 5 Montreal 2
April 22 Montreal 4 Detroit 2
April 25 Montreal 2 Detroit 1
April 27 Detroit 1 Montreal 5
April 29 Montreal 3 Detroit 2 OT

Montreal wins Stanley Cup, four games to two.

Roger Crozier wins Conn Smythe Trophy.

Montreal Canadiens 1966 Stanley Cup champions





Stanley Cup engravings

  • Montreal Canadiens names was misspelt MONTREAL CANADIENE - with an "E" at end of Canadiens instead of an "S". This mistake was later corrected on the Replica Cup created in 1992–93.

See also



  • Diamond, Dan, ed (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL.  
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261.  
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Toronto Maple Leafs


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