Playoff Game 71 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 4 (OT)

Playoff Game 71
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 4 (OT)
Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, Game 4
Sunday, April 22, 1979
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

Larry Robinson scored the winning goal at 4:14 of overtime while the Toronto Maple Leafs’ David “Tiger” Williams was in the penalty box last night and the Montréal Canadiens beat the Leafs 5-4 to sweep the Stanley Cup best-of-seven quarter final in four games.
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Playoff Game 70 – Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (2OT)

Playoff Game 70
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (2OT)
Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, Game 3
Saturday, April 21, 1979
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

They remade Cinderella last night at Maple Leaf Gardens and cast the unlikeliest actor they could find in the starting role.
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Playoff Game 69 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 69
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, Game 2
Wednesday, April 18, 1979
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Guy Lafleur recorded his second four-point night in two games as the Montréal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 last night to lead their Stanley Cup best-of-seven quarter-final playoff series 2-0.
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Playoff Game 68 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2

Playoff Game 68
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 2
Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, Game 1
Monday, April 16, 1979
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Guy Lafleur and Jacques Lemaire, two of the main men Toronto Maple Leaf coach Roger Neilson said his club had to control if it hoped to drink from the National Hockey League Stanley Cup, last night showed why their potentially vast contributions to the Montréal Canadiens must be neutralized.
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Playoff Game 67 – Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 0

Playoff Game 67
Canadiens 2, Maple Leafs 0
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 4
Tuesday, May 9, 1978
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ best season in 11 years dragged to a painful end last night, when the Montréal Canadiens eliminated them 4-0 in the Stanley Cup semi-final with a 2-0 win at Maple Leaf Gardens.
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Playoff Game 66 – Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 66
Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 3
Saturday, May 6, 1978
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

The stiff upper lips the Toronto Maple Leafs have displayed throughout the National Hockey League playoffs drooped rather low following their 6-1 loss to the Montréal Canadiens Saturday night.
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Playoff Game 65 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2

Playoff Game 65
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 2
Thursday, May 4, 1978
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

On the first shift of the game, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Dan Maloney wrapped an arm around the neck of Guy Damien Lafleur and dragged him along the boards like a rag doll.
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Playoff Game 64 – Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 3

Playoff Game 64
Canadiens 5, Maple Leafs 3
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 1
Tuesday, May 2, 1978
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Les Canadiens mustered just enough scoring punch at The Forum last night to hold off Ken Dryden and the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3, in the opening game of their Stanley Cup semi-final series. The Leafs were the lesser of the two obstacles for the defending champions.
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Playoff Game 62 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1

Playoff Game 62
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 1
Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5
Saturday, April 29, 1967
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

The Montréal Canadiens might have expected more charitable donations from Terry Sawchuk in the Forum Saturday afternoon but he advised them early: “I only give at home.”
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Playoff Game 60 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2 (2OT)

Playoff Game 60
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2 (2OT)
Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3
Tuesday, April 25, 1967
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

Bob Pulford has been one of the Maple Leafs’ most industrious players in the Stanley Cup playoffs but he hasn’t been scoring goals.

He made up for that little oversight at the Gardens last night.
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Playoff Game 59 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 0

Playoff Game 59
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 0
Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2
Saturday, April 22, 1967
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

The Toronto Maple Leafs unleashed an obstinate and abrasive defence to demoralize the Canadiens’ swift skaters and tie the Stanley Cup final series at one win apiece in the Forum Saturday afternoon.
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Playoff Game 58 – Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 2

Playoff Game 58
Canadiens 6, Maple Leafs 2
Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1
Thursday, April 20, 1967
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

The elusive Henri Richard and Yvan “The Terrible” Cournoyer had a hypnotic effect on the Toronto defence last night as Montréal swept to an authoritative victory in the opening game of the Stanley Cup final.
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Playoff Game 57 – Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 57
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 4
Thursday, April 14, 1966
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

It will long be remembered as the night they smashed most of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup penalty records, but last night’s game at the Gardens may have had an even more significant meaning.

It may have been the end of an era.
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Playoff Game 54 – Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3

Playoff Game 54
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 1
Thursday, April 7, 1966
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Before last night’s hockey game at The Forum, George Imlach came out of dressing room No. 7, grinned and pointed to a photographer’s badge he was wearing on his lapel.
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Playoff Game 53 – Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

Playoff Game 53
Canadiens 4, Maple Leafs 3 (OT)
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 6
Tuesday, April 13, 1965
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ three year possession of the Stanley Cup ended last night after the defending champions had given their finest playoff performance.
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Playoff Game 51 – Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 2

Playoff Game 51
Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 2
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 4
Thursday, April 8, 1965
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

The Toronto Maple Leafs jumped off Johnny Bower’s shoulders long enough to score three last-period goals and steal a 4-2 victory from the Montréal Canadiens last night that tied their Stanley Cup series 2-2.
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Playoff Game 50 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)

Playoff Game 50
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 3
Tuesday, April 6, 1965
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

Dave Keon swept a backhander under goalie Gump Worsley after 4 minutes and 17 seconds of sudden-death overtime last night, to turn a routine icing infraction into a dramatic climax to the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 3-2 victory over the Montréal Canadiens.
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Playoff Game 49 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1

Playoff Game 49
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 2
Saturday, April 3, 1965
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Once again failure to produce a maximum effort in an important game has placed the Toronto Maple Leafs in jeopardy of abdicating their Stanley Cup reign.

It’s been a common story this season.
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Playoff Game 48 – Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2

Playoff Game 48
Canadiens 3, Maple Leafs 2
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 1
Thursday, April 1, 1965
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

The Montréal Canadiens outrode the storm of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roughhouse tactics to win the opening game of their Stanley Cup semifinal, 3-2, here last night.
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Playoff Game 47 – Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1

Playoff Game 47
Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 1
Stanley Cup Semifinals, Game 7
Thursday, April 9, 1964
Forum de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Dave Keon put them in and Johnny Bower kept them out, and between them they escorted the Toronto Maple Leafs into the Stanley Cup final round with a 3-1 victory over the Montréal Canadiens last night.
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