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April 18, 1959: Montreal Canadiens Win Their Fourth Straight Stanley Cup

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Fifty years ago—April 18, 1959—the Montreal Canadiens capped off a dominant season with their fourth straight Stanley Cup.

The 1958-59 Canadiens, led by coach Hector “Toe” Blake, went 39-18-13 in the regular season.  They easily won the Prince of Wales Trophy with an 18-point lead over the second-place Boston Bruins.

Even with captain Maurice “Rocket” Richard held to only 38 points during an injury-plagued 42 games, Montreal scored a then-record 258 goals.  

Winger Dickie Moore led the Canadiens offense that season with his second straight Art Ross Trophy, amassing a record 96 points.

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