The Montreal Canadians defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 6-4 on Thursday(May 10) to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in six years and for the eights on the time overall.
TGV Slow motion of play goal scored by Montreal
GV Pete Malovlich scores for Montreal
TGV Play in progress, Montreal attacks & R. Houle scores(Montreal 3 Hawks 2) (2 shots)
MTV Chicago attack & Scores after decision by referee Dave Kryskow Scores
TGV Play & Montreal attack & Frank Mahovlich scores (4-3)
SV Chicago attack & Pitt Martin scores(4-4)
TGV Montreal tries but out hits bar & rebounces but Gournoyer scores
GV Players shake hands after match
SV Montreal team presented with cup & members carry it around rink
Initials SGM/1240 SGM/1335
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: The Montreal Canadians defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 6-4 on Thursday(May 10) to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in six years and for the eights on the time overall.
Winning the final was worth 15,000 dollars(about GBP6,250) to the Canadians.
The game, before a crowd of twenty-thousand, began with Chicago taking the lead. Just before the end of the first period they had a two-nil lead but than, with twelve seconds to go, a shot by Henri Richard pulled the Canadians back into the game.
It seemed to give them inspiration for the second period. They scored two goals - by Pete Muhovlich and Rejean Houle. But then... Then Dave Kryskow evened the score with a disputed goal for the Hawks in which the judge pressed the red button late.
Then Frank Muholvich scored only to have Pitt Martin for Chicago come back and make the score four-all. But then Yvan Cournoyer of Canadians set a record by scoring his fifteenth goal in 17 play-off games. It was also the 55th goal of the five-game series, the highest number to be scored since the National Hockey League took over the Cup in 1927. The previous mark of 54 was set during the seven-game Montreal-Boston battle two years ago.
Canadians clinched their 1973 victory with a goal from Marc Tardif. They'd played most of the second period without Claude Larose who broke a leg after sliding into the goalpost.
After the victory, Henri Richard took the cup -- a replica as the real one is in Toronto's Hall of Fame -- round for a lop of honour. It may well be his last victory lap as he's now 37 and has played for 18 seasons.