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1973 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1* 2 3 4 5 6 Games
Montreal Canadiens  8 4 4 4 7 6 4
Chicago Black Hawks  3 1 7 0 8 4 2
Location: Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Chicago, IL (Chicago Stadium) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Montreal: Scotty Bowman
Chicago: Bill Reay
Captains: Montreal: Henri Richard
Chicago: Vacant
Dates: April 29 to May 10, 1973
MVP: Yvan Cournoyer
Yvan Cournoyer (8:13, third, G6)
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The 1973 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens, a rematch of the 1971 championship final and the first appearance in the Final since the 1971 final. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to two.


Paths to the Final

Chicago defeated the St. Louis Blues 4–1 and the New York Rangers 4–1 to advance to the final. Montreal defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 to set up an "Original Six" final.

The series

Yvan Cournoyer and Jacques Lemaire would both have 12 points in the finals for the Canadiens, with the Conn Smythe going to Cournoyer, who had six goals. It was Henri Richard's eleventh win of the Stanley Cup and Scotty Bowman's first.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 29 Chicago 3 Montreal 8
May 1 Chicago 1 Montreal 4
May 3 Montreal 4 Chicago 7
May 6 Montreal 4 Chicago 0
May 8 Chicago 8 Montreal 7
May 10 Montreal 6 Chicago 4

Montreal wins the series 4–2.

Montreal Canadiens 1973 Stanley Cup champions




† left off cup, but included on the team picture.


Stanley Cup engraving

Murray Wilson's name was misspelled in 1973, 1976, 1977 as MURRY WILSON missing an "A". Murray Wilson was spelled correctly on the Stanley Cup in 1978. Wilson's name was also spelled correctly all 4 times on the Replica Cup.

On the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1992–93 Bob Murdoch's name was spelled BOB MURDOCK with a "K" instead of a "H". His name was correct on the original engraving in 1973.

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
Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Philadelphia Flyers


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