Stanley Cup Playoffs

THE PLAYOFFS
Despite the long, storied history between these two franchises, they have surprisingly only met fifteen times in the postseason, only five times for the Stanley Cup (in 1947, 1951, 1959, 1960 and 1967), and not at all since 1979. However, starting with the NHL championship in 1918, the postseason marked a new level of intensity between these two clubs, marking some of the most historic playoff moments ever in hockey. “Rocket” Richard’s five goal game, Bill Barilko’s heroics in a series that had all five games go to overtime, and the legendary 1967 Final during the league’s 50th anniversary and Canada’s centennial all cemented the rivalry’s the lore, and while there have been a few “almosts” in recent years to link these two back up in the playoffs, the next opportunity will open a new chapter of the rivalry for the new century.

# Date Location Winner Score
1918 O’Brien Trophy
Arenas win series 10-7 on aggregate goals
all-time series tied 1-1
P01. Mar. 11 Toronto Arenas 7-3
P02. Mar. 13 Montréal Canadiens 4-3
1925 O’Brien Trophy
Canadiens win series 5-2 on aggregate goals
Canadiens lead all-time series 3-1
P03. Mar. 11 Montréal Canadiens 3-2
P04. Mar. 13 Toronto Canadiens 2-0
1944 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Canadiens win series 4-1
Canadiens lead all-time series 7-2
P05. Mar. 21 Montréal Maple Leafs 3-1
P06. Mar. 23 Montréal Canadiens 5-1
P07. Mar. 25 Toronto Canadiens 2-1
P08. Mar. 28 Toronto Canadiens 4-1
P09. Mar. 30 Montréal Canadiens 11-0
1945 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Maple Leafs win series 4-2
Canadiens lead all-time series 9-6
P10. Mar. 20 Montréal Maple Leafs 1-0
P11. Mar. 22 Montréal Maple Leafs 3-2
P12. Mar. 24 Toronto Canadiens 4-1
P13. Mar. 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 (OT)
P14. Mar. 29 Montréal Canadiens 10-3
P15. Mar. 31 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2
1947 Stanley Cup Finals
Maple Leafs win series 4-2
Canadiens lead all-time series 11-10
P16. Apr. 8 Montréal Canadiens 6-0
P17. Apr. 10 Montréal Maple Leafs 4-0
P18. Apr. 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2
P19. Apr. 15 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 (OT)
P20. Apr. 17 Montréal Canadiens 3-1
P21. Apr. 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1
1951 Stanley Cup Finals
Maple Leafs win series 4-1
Maple Leafs lead all-time series 14-12
P22. Apr. 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (OT)
P23. Apr. 14 Toronto Canadiens 3-2 (OT)
P24. Apr. 17 Montréal Maple Leafs 2-1 (OT)
P25. Apr. 19 Montréal Maple Leafs 3-2 (OT)
P26. Apr. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (OT)
1959 Stanley Cup Finals
Canadiens win series 4-1
Canadiens lead all-time series 16-15
P27. Apr. 9 Montréal Canadiens 5-3
P28. Apr. 11 Montréal Canadiens 3-1
P29. Apr. 14 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (OT)
P30. Apr. 16 Toronto Canadiens 3-2
P31. Apr. 18 Montréal Canadiens 5-3
1960 Stanley Cup Finals
Canadiens win series 4-0
Canadiens lead all-time series 20-15
P32. Apr. 7 Montréal Canadiens 4-2
P33. Apr. 9 Montréal Canadiens 2-1
P34. Apr. 12 Toronto Canadiens 5-2
P35. Apr. 14 Toronto Canadiens 4-0
1963 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Maple Leafs win series 4-1
Canadiens lead all-time series 21-19
P36. Mar. 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1
P37. Mar. 28 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2
P38. Mar. 30 Montréal Maple Leafs 2-0
P39. Apr. 2 Montréal Canadiens 3-1
P40. Apr. 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 5-0
1964 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Maple Leafs win series 4-3
Canadiens lead all-time series 24-23
P41. Mar. 26 Montréal Canadiens 2-0
P42. Mar. 28 Montréal Maple Leafs 2-1
P43. Mar. 31 Toronto Canadiens 3-2
P44. Apr. 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3
P45. Apr. 4 Montréal Canadiens 4-2
P46. Apr. 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0
P47. Apr. 9 Montréal Maple Leafs 3-1
1965 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Canadiens win series 4-2
Canadiens lead all-time series 28-25
P48. Apr. 1 Montréal Canadiens 3-2
P49. Apr. 3 Montréal Canadiens 3-1
P50. Apr. 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (OT)
P51. Apr. 8 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2
P52. Apr. 10 Montréal Canadiens 3-1
P53. Apr. 13 Toronto Canadiens 4-3 (OT)
1966 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Canadiens win series 4-0
Canadiens lead all-time series 32-25
P54. Apr. 7 Montréal Canadiens 4-3
P55. Apr. 9 Montréal Canadiens 2-0
P56. Apr. 12 Toronto Canadiens 5-2
P57. Apr. 14 Toronto Canadiens 4-1
1967 Stanley Cup Finals
Maple Leafs win series 4-2
Canadiens lead all-time series 34-29
P58. Apr. 20 Montréal Canadiens 6-2
P59. Apr. 22 Montréal Maple Leafs 3-0
P60. Apr. 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 (2OT)
P61. Apr. 27 Toronto Canadiens 6-2
P62. Apr. 29 Montréal Maple Leafs 4-1
P63. May 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1
1978 Stanley Cup Semifinals
Canadiens win series 4-0
Canadiens lead all-time series 38-29
P64. May 2 Montréal Canadiens 5-3
P65. May 4 Montréal Canadiens 3-2
P66. May 6 Toronto Canadiens 6-1
P67. May 9 Toronto Canadiens 2-0
1979 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals
Canadiens win series 4-0
Canadiens lead all-time series 42-29
P68. Apr. 16 Montréal Canadiens 5-2
P69. Apr. 18 Montréal Canadiens 5-1
P70. Apr. 21 Toronto Canadiens 4-3 (2OT)
P71. Apr. 22 Toronto Canadiens 5-4 (OT)
THE PLAYOFFS, BY THE NUMBERS
Total Games Played:
71
All-Time Record:
Montréal leads 42-29
All-Time Record, Series Wins:
Montréal leads 8-7

All-Time Record, Overtime Wins: Toronto leads 9-4
Longest Montréal Undefeated Streak:
8 games (ongoing, May 2, 1978Apr. 22, 1979)
Longest Toronto Undefeated Streak:
3 games (3 times, latest Mar. 26Mar. 30, 1963)
Largest Montréal Victory:
11-0 (Mar. 30, 1944)
Largest Toronto Victory:
5-0 (Apr. 4, 1963)
Most Goals, Game, Montréal:
11 (Mar. 30, 1944)
Most Goals, Game, Toronto:
7 (Mar. 11, 1918)
Most Goals, Game, Combined:
13 (Mar. 29, 1945)
Least Goals, Game, Combined:
1 (Mar. 20, 1945)