1969 Stanley Cup Finals

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1969 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1 2 3 4 Games
St. Louis Blues  1 1 0 1 0
Montreal Canadiens  3 3 4 2 4
Location: Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2)
St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena) (3,4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: St. Louis: Scotty Bowman
Montreal: Claude Ruel
Captains: St. Louis: Al Arbour
Montreal: Jean Beliveau
Dates: April 27 to May 4, 1969
MVP: Serge Savard
Series-winning
goal:
John Ferguson (3:02, third, G4)
 < 1968 Stanley Cup Finals 1970 > 

The 1969 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series played from April 27 to May 4, 1969, between the defending champions Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, the same finalists as in 1968. The Canadiens would win the series in four-straight games.

Paths to the final[edit]

Montreal defeated the New York Rangers 4–0 and the Boston Bruins 4–2 to advance to the finals.

St. Louis defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4–0 and the Los Angeles Kings 4–0.

The series[edit]

Claude Ruel became the eleventh rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup. Montreal goaltender Rogie Vachon limited St. Louis to three goals in four games and his first career playoff shutout.

Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 27 St. Louis 1 Montreal 3
April 29 St. Louis 1 Montreal 3
May 1 Montreal 4 St. Louis 0
May 4 Montreal 2 St. Louis 1

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Game 1[edit]

April 27 St. Louis Blues 1 – 3
1 – 2, 0 – 0, 0 – 1
Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum
Attendance: 16,607

Montreal Canadiens 1969 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff

&-Lucien Grenier played 2 playoff games, but name was left off the Stanley Cup even though he qualified to be engraved on it.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Anthony "Tony" Esposito's name was misspelled on the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1992–93 as P. FSPOSITO instead of A. ESPOSITO.
  • Claude Ruel was the 10th NHL rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup.

Won 4 Stanley Cup in 5 Years with Montreal 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969[edit]

Ralph Backstrom, Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperrierre, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Bobby Rousseau, Gilles Tremblay, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Gump Worsley (14 players), David Molson, Sam Pollock, Larry Aubut (3 non-players).

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7. 
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1968
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1969
Succeeded by
Boston Bruins
1970