1957 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1957 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins. The Canadiens were making their seventh consecutive Final appearance, while Boston was making their first appearance since their 1953 loss to Montreal. The Canadiens would win the series 4–1, for their second straight Cup victory.

1957 Stanley Cup Finals
12345 Total
Montreal Canadiens 51405 4
Boston Bruins 10221 1
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Boston: Boston Garden (3, 4)
CoachesMontreal: Toe Blake
Boston: Milt Schmidt
CaptainsMontreal: Maurice Richard
Boston: Fernie Flaman
DatesApril 6 – April 16
Series-winning goalDickie Moore (0:14, second)

Paths to the Finals

Montreal defeated the New York Rangers 4–1 to reach the final. Boston defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–1 to reach the final.

Game summaries

Rocket Richard scored four times in game one, including three in the second period, to tie Ted Lindsay's record, set in 1955 for a winning Detroit team. Jacques Plante held the Bruins to just six goals in the five games, four of which were scored by Fleming Mackell.

Montreal won series 4–1

Montreal Canadiens 1957 Stanley Cup champions

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

  • William Northey (President/Owner), Donat Raymond (Chairman/Owner)
  • Ken Reardon (Vice President), Frank Selke Sr. (Manager)
  • Hector Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer), Larry Aubut (Asst. Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.
  • &-8 Jack LeClair played 47 games for Montreal. His name was not included on the Cup, because LeClair was playing in the minors during the playoffs.
  • - Dalton C. Colemen left the Montreal Canadiens before the start of the 1957 season.

See also

References

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • "All-Time NHL Results".
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1956
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1957
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1958
11th National Hockey League All-Star Game

The 11th National Hockey League All-Star Game took place at the Montreal Forum, home of the Montreal Canadiens, on October 5, 1957. The Canadiens, winner of the 1957 Stanley Cup Finals, played a team of All-Stars for the second consecutive year, with the All-Stars winning by a 5–3 score.

1956–57 Boston Bruins season

The 1956–1957 Boston Bruins were one of six teams in the 40th season of the National Hockey League. The team finished with a record of 34 wins, 24 losses, and 12 ties. Their record earned them the third seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in the final. With 21 goals and 39 assists, Center Don McKenney was the team's leading scorer.

1958 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1958 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the two-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins in a rematch of the 1957 Final. The Canadiens, who were appearing in the Finals for the eighth consecutive year, would win the series 4–2, for their third straight Cup victory, and tenth in the team's history.

Bruins–Canadiens rivalry

The Bruins–Canadiens rivalry is a National Hockey League (NHL) rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. It is considered "one of the greatest rivalries in sports." Retired Bruins forward Bob Sweeney, who played for the Bruins between 1986–87 and 1991–92, once called it among the "top three rivalries in all of sports,... right up there with the... New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox." The two teams have played each other more times, in both regular season play and the Stanley Cup playoffs combined, than any other two teams in NHL history.Through the conclusion of the 2016-17 regular season, the Canadiens have won 360 of these games, scoring a total of 2,333 goals against the Bruins, with the Bruins winning 275 of them, scoring a total of 1,944 goals against the Canadiens, with 103 other games between the two teams ending in ties. In the playoffs, the two teams have met in 34 series for a total of 177 games, 11 series and some 57–60 more games than two other Original Six teams, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. The two teams have faced each other nine times in Game 7 NHL playoff games, more than any other pair of opponents in NHL history.As of the end of the 2017–18 season, the Canadiens are the only team in the Eastern Conference that has a winning overall record against the Bruins. In total, there are only two other teams that have a winning overall record against Boston (the Anaheim Ducks and the Minnesota Wild).

April 6 Boston Bruins 1–5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Fleming MacKell (2) - pp - 7:27 Second period 10:39 - Maurice Richard (5)
13:29 - pp - Maurice Richard (6)
15:35 - pp - Bernie Geoffrion (8)
17:00 - Maurice Richard (7)
No scoring Third period 18:17 - Maurice Richard (8)
Don Simmons Goalie stats Jacques Plante
April 9 Boston Bruins 0–1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 2:27 - Jean Beliveau (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Don Simmons Goalie stats Jacques Plante
April 11 Montreal Canadiens 4–2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Bernie Geoffrion (9) - 1:30
Floyd Curry (2) - 14:39
Bernie Geoffrion (10) - pp - 19:54
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 6:16 - Don McKenney (1)
Phil Goyette (2) - 7:31 Third period 19:16 - Fleming MacKell (3)
Jacques Plante Goalie stats Don Simmons
April 14 Montreal Canadiens 0–2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 2:56 - pp - Fleming MacKell (4)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 19:40 - Fleming MacKell (5)
Jacques Plante Goalie stats Don Simmons
April 16 Boston Bruins 1–5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 18:11 - Andre Pronovost (1)
No scoring Second period 00:14 - pp - Dickie Moore (3)
15:12 - Bernie Geoffrion (11)
Leo Labine (3) - 13:43 Third period 17:39 - Donnie Marshall (1)
18:31 - Floyd Curry (3)
Don Simmons Goalie stats Jacques Plante

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