1967 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 1967 Stanley Cup playoffs, to decide the 1967 championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) was the last before the expansion from six to twelve teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the defending champion Montreal Canadiens in six games to win the Stanley Cup. As of 2012, it is the most recent time Toronto has won the Cup. The Leafs' squad was renowned as the oldest ever to win a Cup final; the average age of the team was well over thirty, and four players were over forty.

Format[edit]

In the semi-finals, the Chicago Black Hawks who finished in first place played the third-place Toronto Maple Leafs. The second-place Montreal Canadiens played the fourth-place New York Rangers. The winner of the semi-finals series would play for the championship and Stanley Cup.

Series[edit]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Chicago Black Hawks 2
3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
1 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
2 Montreal Canadiens 2
2 Montreal Canadiens 4
4 New York Rangers 0

Semifinals[edit]

(1) Chicago Black Hawks vs. (3) Toronto Maple Leafs[edit]

Despite Chicago's impressive regular season marks, it was the third seed Toronto Maple Leafs who beat the Black Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.


Toronto won series 4-2


(2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (4) New York Rangers[edit]

Montreal swept the Rangers in the minimum four games.


Montreal won series 4-0


Finals[edit]

The Maple Leafs now faced the Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. After splitting the first four games, the Maple Leafs won games five and six to win the series.


Toronto won series 4-2


Statistical leaders[edit]

Leading scorers[edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts
Jim Pappin Toronto 12 7 8 15
Pete Stemkowski Toronto 12 5 7 12
Jean Beliveau Montreal 10 6 5 11
Bob Pulford Toronto 12 1 10 11
Henri Richard Montreal 10 4 6 10
Frank Mahovlich Toronto 12 3 7 10

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Player Team GP GA GAA
Terry Sawchuk Toronto 10 25 2.65
Rogatien Vachon Montreal 9 22 2.38

Awards and records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto, Ontario: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-07-8. 
  • Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Zweig, Eric (2003). The Ultimate Prize: The Stanley Cup. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McNeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-3830-5. 
  • Falla, Jack (2001). Quest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2000. Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55263-343-8. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1966 Stanley Cup playoffs
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Succeeded by
1968 Stanley Cup playoffs