1965 Stanley Cup Finals

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1965 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total
Chicago Black Hawks 2 0 3 5 0 2 0 3
Montreal Canadiens 3 2 1 1 6 1 4 4
Location(s) Montreal (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5,7)
Chicago (Chicago Stadium) (3,4,6)
Coaches Montreal: Toe Blake
Chicago: Billy Reay
Captains Chicago: Pierre Pilote
Montreal: Jean Beliveau
Dates April 17 – May 1, 1965
MVP Jean Beliveau (Canadiens)
Series-winning goal Jean Beliveau (0:14, first)

The 1965 Stanley Cup Finals was played between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens won the best-of-seven series four games to three to win the Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Montreal defeated the three-time defending champion Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 to advance to the finals and Chicago defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–3.

Game summaries[edit]

As in 1955, every game was won by the home team. This was the last final until 2003 that this happened.[1] Gump Worsley made his first Finals appearance after 12 years in the league and recorded two shutouts, including the one in game seven. Jean Beliveau was the inaugural winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, scoring eight goals and eight assists in thirteen games.

Chicago Black Hawks vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Chicago 2 Montreal 3
April 20 Chicago 0 Montreal 2
April 22 Montreal 1 Chicago 3
April 25 Montreal 1 Chicago 5
April 27 Chicago 0 Montreal 6
April 29 Montreal 1 Chicago 2
May 1 Chicago 0 Montreal 4

Montreal wins Stanley Cup four games to three.

Jean Beliveau wins first Conn Smythe Trophy

Montreal Canadiens 1965 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

Stanley Cup engraving

  • A Garry Peters played 13 games. B Bryan Watson played 8 games. C Ernie Wakely was dressed, but did not play in the regular season. All three players spent most of season in the minors, but name was put on the Stanley Cup. None of the three players played in the playoff, or officially qualifies for Cup engraving.
  • *Gilles Tremblay played 25 games and missed the rest of the season injured.
  • When Toronto won the Stanley Cup in 1962, 1963, and 1964, they took up more room than was allowed for engraving their winning members' names on it. So when Montreal won this Stanley Cup, the ring was finished off with 32 members. Had the ring been engraved correctly in 1964–65, there would have been more than enough room to include all 27 members of the Montreal Canadiens 1965–66 roster with their first and last names, and non-playing positions.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Kevin (June 10, 2003). "Devils down Ducks for third Cup". USA Today. p. 1C. This series marked the first time since...1965 that the home team has won all seven games of a Stanley Cup Finals. 

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
Toronto Maple Leafs
1964
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions

1965
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1966