1960 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 1960 Stanley Cup playoffs was the tournament to determine the 1960 Stanley Cup professional ice hockey championship of the National Hockey League (NHL)

The momentum did not stop for the regular-season champion Montreal Canadiens as they played the minimum number of games to win the Stanley Cup. Montreal, in the process, became the last Cup winners in NHL history to go undefeated in the playoffs to date. After winning the Stanley Cup, Maurice Richard retired from the NHL as a champion.

Playoff bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Stanley Cup Final
           
1 Montreal Canadiens 4
3 Chicago Black Hawks 0
1 Montreal Canadiens 4
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
4 Detroit Red Wings 2

Semifinals[edit]

Bobby Hull of the Chicago Black Hawks had led the league in scoring, but the well-oiled machine called the Montreal Canadiens managed to hold him to only six goals as the Canadiens swept the Black Hawks in four. The Toronto Maple Leafs, though, had a slightly tougher time against the Gordie Howe led Detroit Red Wings as it took the Leafs 6 games, including one in triple overtime, to win the series.

Chicago Black Hawks vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 24 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Montreal Canadiens 4
March 26 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Montreal Canadiens 4 (OT)
March 29 Montreal Canadiens 4 Chicago Black Hawks 0
March 31 Montreal Canadiens 2 Chicago Black Hawks 0

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
March 23 Detroit Red Wings 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 1
March 26 Detroit Red Wings 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
March 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 Detroit Red Wings 4 (3OT)
March 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Detroit Red Wings 2 (OT)
April 2 Detroit Red Wings 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 5
April 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Detroit Red Wings 2

Toronto wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 2

Final[edit]

see 1960 Stanley Cup Finals

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
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

Leading scorers[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 8 3 9 12
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 8 2 10 12
Leonard "Red" Kelly Toronto Maple Leafs 10 3 8 11
Dickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 8 6 4 10
Alex Delvecchio Detroit Red Wings 6 2 6 8
Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 8 5 2 7
Bert Olmstead Toronto Maple Leafs 10 3 4 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  • Dryden, Steve, ed. (2000). Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9. 
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Notes
Preceded by
1959 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs Succeeded by
1961 Stanley Cup playoffs