Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens Game #1
The all-Canadian battle for the right to move on into the Stanley Cup Finals began in Montreal where the Toronto Maple Leafs got on the board first thanks to F Mahovlich (3), but, despite their 13-5 shot advantage, had to settle for a 1-1 scoreline after the first period when Cournoyer (4) scored in the final minute.
There were no penalties at all in the game and a defensive middle frame yielded no more goals but both sides exchanged tallies in the third, but this time Montreal took the lead through Lamaire (1) and L Hillmand (1) equalised for the Leafs. The supporting cast dictated the result right to the end when Harper (1) was the overtime hero to push Montreal into an early series lead.
TOR Bower (4-1-0 .915 2.40) 24/27, Powerplay 0/0
MON Worsley (5-2-0 .916 2.57) 30/32, Powerplay 0/0
TOR F Mahovlich (3) Walton, M Pronovost 5:51
MON Cournoyer (4) unassisted 19:16
MON Lamaire (1) Cournoyer, Duff 5:07
TOR L Hillman (1) Walton, Ellis 14:32
MON Harper (1) Lamaire, Laperriere 6:42
Montreal leads the best-of-seven series 1-0