1965 Stanley Cup Finals
|1965 Stanley Cup Finals|
|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)|
Paths to the Finals
As in 1955, every game was won by the home team. This was the last final until 2003 that this happened. 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
Montreal wins Stanley Cup four games to three.
Montreal Canadiens 1965 Stanley Cup champions
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.
- 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.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub., pp. 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup champions