1960 Stanley Cup Finals
The 1960 Stanley Cup Final was contested by the four-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens, appearing in their tenth consecutive Final series and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The two teams had last met in the Finals the previous year. The Canadiens won the series four games to none for their fifth straight Cup victory, which stands as an NHL record.
Paths to the Final
Montreal swept the Maple Leafs, outscoring them 15–5, en route to being the first team since the 1952 Detroit Red Wings to go without a loss in the playoffs. Interestingly, the Wings beat both the Leafs and Habs in the 1952 playoffs to set the record.
After the series Rocket Richard retired. He went out with style, finishing with his 34th final-series goal in the third game.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens
|April 7||Toronto Maple Leafs||2||Montreal Canadiens||4|
|April 9||Toronto Maple Leafs||1||Montreal Canadiens||2|
|April 12||Montreal Canadiens||5||Toronto Maple Leafs||2|
|April 14||Montreal Canadiens||4||Toronto Maple Leafs||0|
Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0
Montreal Canadiens 1960 Stanley Cup champions
- Coaching and administrative staff
- Hartland Molson (President/Owner)
- Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
- Sam Pollock (Personnel Director), 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.
Stanley Cup engraving
- Camile DesRoches, Frank Selke Jr. (Publicity Directors) are part of all six team winning pictures 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960. However, their names do not appear on the Stanley Cup.
- Dickie Moore won six Stanley Cups. His name was spelled differently 5 times. 1953, 1957 as Dickie MOORE, 1956 D MOORE, 1958 R MOORE, 1959 RICHARD MOORE, 1960 RICH MOORE. On the Replica Cup, Moore's name appears as DICKIE MOORE in 1953, 1957, 1959, 1960, D. MOORE in 1956, and R. Moore in 1958.
- Jacques Plante won six Stanley Cups. His name was spelled differently 4 times. 1953, 1957, 1960 Jacques Plante, 1956 J Plante, 1958 Jac Plante, 1959 Jacq Plante. On the Replica Cup Plante's name appears as JACQUES PLANTE in 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, and J. PLANTE in 1956.
- In 1959, the Montreal Canadiens engraved 29 names on the Stanley Cup; only 27 were engraved on the Cup in 1960. Every person engraved on the Cup in 1960 was included on the Cup with Montreal in 1959. The only changes in the lineup where with Ian Cushnan and Ken Mosdell were no longer with the team, but were playing in the minors. The only other time in Stanley Cup history that no member engraved on the Cup was a first-time winner was in 1972.
Members of Montreal Canadiens Five Straight Dynasty 1956 to 1960
Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion*, Doug Harvey*, Tom Johnson*, Don Marshall, Dickie Moore*, Jacques Plante*, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard* Jean-Guy Talbot, Bob Turner (twelve players), Frank Selke Sr*., Ken Reardon, Toe Blake, Hector Dubois* (four non-players).
- *-Also won the Stanley Cup in 1953. Bernie Geoffrion is the only player who appeared in every game of the Stanley Cup Finals from 1951 to 1960.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Stanley Cup Champions
Chicago Black Hawks