Game 549 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 3

Game 549
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 3
Wednesday, March 22, 1972
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Spotting the Montréal Canadiens a 3-0 lead in the Forum is like turning a swarm of hornets loose in a nudist colony.
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Game 548 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2

Game 548
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2
Wednesday, March 15, 1972
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

The Montréal Canadiens had the knockout blow, cocked and ready to deliver from the opening whistle, but they withheld it until the third period.
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Game 547 – Canadiens 1, Maple Leafs 0

Game 547
Canadiens 1, Maple Leafs 0
Wednesday, January 19, 1972
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, Québec

Almost.

The Toronto Maple Leafs last night came within two seconds of a goalless tie with the Montréal Canadiens, within two seconds of a technically near-perfect game, within two seconds of a moment of deserved satisfaction for goaltender Bernie Parent.
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Preseason Game 07 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 3

Preseason Game 07
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 3
Tuesday, September 28, 1971
Halifax Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Montréal Canadiens ran their unbeaten streak to five games in National Hockey League preseason play last night, defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3.

It was the first loss for the Leafs in six exhibition games.
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Preseason Game 06 – Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2

Preseason Game 06
Maple Leafs 2, Canadiens 2
Saturday, September 25, 1971
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

Bernie Parent missed the first week of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ training camp with high intensity contract haggling, but through it all his lawyer insisted the goaltender was “in the best shape he has ever been in.”
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