Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4-2
The Blackhawks opened the scoring for the third time in the series and, after killing two minor penalties to Balfour (slashing) and Fleming (hooking), could have had all the momentum after the puck went in with less than ten seconds to play. As it was, the Toronto third line got them rolling. Dick Duff scored his first of the playoffs after a ten goal regular season before defenceman Allan Stanley also grabbed his first.
Another first-timer to score was Bob Pulford on the powerplay after Chicago could not stop putting themselves in the box, killing off four straight in the game before the Maple Leafs broke through. A seventeen second span at the start of the final period broke the Blackhawks. Armstrong, second in goals behind the Detroit pairing of Howe and MacDonald, and Bob Nevin off the restart made it 5-1. Ab McDonald scored his second of the series with little over four minutes to play, but it was far too late to stop the Toronto Maple Leafs from moving on into the Stanley Cup Finals.
19:51 CHI Fleming (1) McDonald
4:26 TOR Duff (1) Kelly, Litzenberger
7:06 TOR Stanley (1) Armstrong, Brewer
15:59 TOR PPG Pulford (1) Horton
1:00 TOR Armstrong (5) Horton, Keon
1:17 TOR Nevin (1) Douglas, Harris
15:44 CHI McDonald (2)Vasko
CHI Hall 45/50
TOR Bower 34/36