Stanley Cup Finals
Philadelphia Flyers @ Montreal Canadiens
It took until game seven - a third for Montreal this postseason and a first for Philadelphia - for the Canadiens to finally get under the skin of the Flyers and go to town on the powerplay. Three goals on the man advantage through two periods saw Montreal take a commanding 3-0 lead as Beliveau (13) scored for the third game running. Lamaire (2) and Ferguson (5), who had not scored since games two and three respectively of the Toronto series, made it a happy time in Montreal with Beliveau and Rousseau coming away with two points each in the game.
It was 4-0 in the third peiord when Grant (2) scored, adding to his empty netter that sealed the series win against the Leafs, as he marched up the ice after Worsley stoned the Flyers on a rebound chance at the end of their powerplay. After control of the match was firmly dictated by the Habs the final frame was a wild encounter with chances galore for both teams, but only a goal was scored on either netminder with JC Watson (4) grabbing his only goal since way back in the Kings series.
Philadelphia had as many chances as the hosts on the powerplay but they faild to score on any them, including a 5-on-3 late in the game. And that lack of discipline means that the Montreal Canadiens are Stanley Cup Champions.
PHI Parent (8-8 .904 2.88) 32/36, Powerplay 0/9
MON Worsley (11-8 .902 2.79) 24/25, Powerplay 3/9
MON PPG Beliveau (13) Rousseau 15:34
MON PPG Lamaire (2) unassisted 8:48
MON PPG Ferguson (5) Beliveau, Rousseau 16:37
MON Grant (2) unassisted 8:32
PHI JC Watson (4) Hoesktra, Miszuk 13:27
The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup; taking the best-of-seven series 4-3