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April 14, 1960: The Montreal Canadiens Win Their Fifth-Straight Stanley Cup

Published by on April 13, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

On April 14 1960, the Montreal Canadiens would accomplish a feat that has yet to be duplicated in the NHL, winning their fifth straight Stanley Cup championship.

Led by coach “Toe” Blake, the Canadiens won the regular season, then swept their way past the Chicago Blackhawks in the semi-finals.

They would have a perfect postseason when they swept the Toronto Maple Leafs in the finals, earning their twelfth Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Having already posted back-to-back shutouts to oust Chicago, Montreal goaltender, Jacques Plante would close out the Cup finals with a 30-save 4-0 victory.


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