Playoff Game 09 – Canadiens 11, Maple Leafs 0

Playoff Game 09
Canadiens 11, Maple Leafs 0
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 5
Thursday, March 30, 1944
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Dick Irvin and his Montréal Canadiens finally got to freewheeling in the 1943-44 Stanley Cup playoff competition. They rolled their way into the final round of the National Hockey League’s trophy classic tonight by swamping the Toronto Maple Leafs 11-0 before a roaring crowd at the Montréal Forum.
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Playoff Game 08 – Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 08
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 4
Tuesday, March 28, 1944
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Hap Day’s solid phalanx of “Little Davids” gave a dramatic demonstration of embarrassing Dick Irvin’s “Goliaths” for the better part of two periods at Maple Leaf Gardens last night. But at the finish, they had neither stones nor the strength to lay low the mighty giant.
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Playoff Game 07 – Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 07
Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 3
Saturday, March 25, 1944
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Still short on a scoring punch but long on spirit, the Toronto Leafs are one game down to the Montréal Canadiens in a Stanley Cup playoff series that has already produced some of the wildest incidents in a couple decades of postseason competition.
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Playoff Game 06 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 06
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 2
Thursday, March 23, 1944
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Maurice Richard, a hockey will-o-the-wisp who has been haunting the Toronto Maple Leafs all winter, stepped out at the Forum here Thursday night with a five goal charge to give the Canadiens a 5-1 decision in the second game of the latest of Stanley Cup playoff panics.
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Playoff Game 05 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1

Playoff Game 05
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 1
Tuesday, March 21, 1944
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Hap Day and his Toronto Maple Leafs swung wide the widest playoff gates in modern Stanley Cup playoff history here Tuesday night by defeating the Montréal Canadiens 3 to 1.
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Game 203 – Canadiens 8, Maple Leafs 3

Game 203
Canadiens 8, Maple Leafs 3
Sunday, March 5, 1944
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

The Montréal Canadiens chalked up their second victory in as many nights against the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday night with an 8-3 decision that dealt a heavy blow to the Leafs’ hopes of finishing higher than fourth in the National Hockey League.
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Game 202 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2

Game 202
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2
Saturday, March 4, 1944
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Twice in the first period, Hap Day’s Toronto Leafs rode with a one goal edge on the Montréal Canadiens to a rough and ready puck contest at Maple Leaf Gardens Saturday night. But at the finish, the heavier, older and more experienced Montréalers had a 5-2 decision to their credit.
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Game 198 – Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 0

Game 198
Maple Leafs 5, Canadiens 0
Tuesday, January 11, 1944
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Three major issues stood out as the second place Toronto Leafs squared off with the front running Montréal Canadiens at Maple Leaf Gardens last night. A crowd of 12,641, one of the largest of the season, wanted to know:
1. How good are the Canadiens?
2. How tough are the Canadiens?
3. How good is Bill Durnan?

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Game 195 – Canadiens 7, Maple Leafs 2

Game 195
Canadiens 7, Maple Leafs 2
Saturday, November 20, 1943
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Hap Day’s hapless Toronto Leafs stayed 20 minutes with the Montréal Canadiens at Maple Leaf Gardens Saturday night, then dropped out of the running as Dick Irvin’s rampaging leaders of the National Hockey League galloped off by themselves for a 7-2 decision.
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