Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens Game #7
Laperriere's missed penalty shot less than two minutes into the game contributed to a scoreless first period that contained just ten shots. In the second frame both teams came out with an attacking mindset, combining for twenty-seven efforts on goal with three of them beating the netminders.
Toronto scored first for the fourth time in the series where, with the exception of game one, they have gone on to win each time. It was Oliver (3) on the powerplay that broke through 5:31 into the second frame, but unlike their previous winning efforts they did not score the second goal. That tally went to G Tremblay (6) at 8:10 of the second period to tie it up for Montreal.
At 14:36 the game had turned around with the Canadiens celebrating Cournoyer's (6) go ahead goal. The final period saw the hosts shut it down expertly, limiting the Leafs to just five shots on Worsley and the game, along with the series, was capped off by Grant (1) scoring an empty netter in the final minute of play, booking their place in the finals to face Philadelphia.
TOR Bower (6-3 .899 2.78) 28/30, Powerplay 1/3
MON Worsley (8-5 .904 2.92) 23/24, Powerplay 0/1
MON Laperriere MISSED Penalty Shot 1:55
TOR PPG Oliver (3) F Mahovlich 5:31
MON G Tremblay (6) T Harris 8:10
MON Cournoyer (6) Lamaire 14:36
MON ENG Grant (1) Redmond, H Richard 19:11
Montreal wins the best-of-seven series 4-3