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1969 Stanley Cup Finals

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Start date  April 27, 1969
Champion  Montreal Canadiens
MVP  Serge Savard
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Location(s)  Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2) St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena) (3,4)
Coaches  St. Louis: Scotty Bowman Montreal: Claude Ruel
Captains  St. Louis: Al Arbour Montreal: Jean Beliveau
Dates  April 27 to May 4, 1969
Series-winning goal  John Ferguson (3:02, third, G4)
Similar  1959 Stanley Cup Finals, 1960 Stanley Cup Finals, 1973 Stanley Cup Finals, 1931 Stanley Cup Finals, 1979 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1969 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series played from April 27 to May 4, 1969, between the defending champions Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, the same finalists as in 1968. As they had done the previous year, the Canadiens would win the series in four straight games.

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Paths to the final

Montreal defeated the New York Rangers 4–0 and the Boston Bruins 4–2 to advance to the finals.

St. Louis defeated the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings in four games each.

The series

Claude Ruel became the eleventh rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup. Montreal goaltender Rogie Vachon limited St. Louis to three goals in four games. In the process, he earned his first career playoff shutout.

Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Anthony "Tony" Esposito's name was misspelled on the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1992–93 as P. FSPOSITO instead of A. ESPOSITO.
  • Claude Ruel was the 10th NHL rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup.
  • &-Gilles Tremblay missed the playoffs with a career ending injury. His name was still included on the Stanley Cup.
  • &-Lucien Grenier played 2 playoff games, but name was left off the Stanley Cup even though he qualified to be engraved on it
  • ^-name was left off the Stanley Cup, but qualified to be included.
  • Won 4 Stanley Cups in 5 Years with Montreal 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969

    Ralph Backstrom, Jean Béliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperrière, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Bobby Rousseau, Gilles Tremblay, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Gump Worsley (14 players), David Molson, Sam Pollock, Larry Aubut (3 non-players).

    References

    1969 Stanley Cup Finals Wikipedia


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