1958 Stanley Cup Finals

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1958 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1 2 3 4 5* 6 Games
Montreal Canadiens  2 2 3 1 3 5 4
Boston Bruins  1 5 0 3 2 3 2
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location: Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Boston, MA (Boston Garden) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Montreal: Toe Blake
Boston: Milt Schmidt
Captains: Montreal: Maurice Richard
Boston: Fernie Flaman
Dates: April 8 to April 20, 1958
Series-winning
goal:
Bernie Geoffrion (19:26, second)
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The 1958 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins in a rematch of the 1957 Final. The Canadiens would win the series 4–2, for their third straight Cup victory, and tenth in the team's history.

Paths to the Final[edit]

Montreal defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–0 to reach the final. Boston defeated the New York Rangers 4–2 to reach the final.

The series[edit]

Rocket Richard, was the top goal scorer during the playoffs with 11. In game five, he notched his third final series overtime goal of his career and sixth playoff overtime goal of his career.

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens


Montreal won series 4–2


Montreal Canadiens 1958 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Hartland Molson (President/Owner)
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
  • 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.


Engraving Note[edit]

  • Every player who was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1957, also had their name put on the Stanley Cup in 1958. This is only time in NHL history. 4 more players were added to cup in 1958, who are not on the cup in 1957- Charlie Hodge (on cup 1956), Ab MacDonald, Ken Mosdell (on cup 1946-53-56), Albert Langlois. The only other change was in Ownership, Hartland Molson took over running the Canadiens from William Northey and Donat Raymond.
  • 13 members of Montreal Canadiens 1958 team are members of Hockey Hall of Fame - (Players) Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Dickie Moore, Bert Olmstead, Jacques Plante, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard. (non players) Hartland Molson, Ken Reardon, Frank Selke Sr., Hector 'Toe' Blake.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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
1957
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1958
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1959