1958 Stanley Cup Finals

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1958 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
Montreal Canadiens 22313*5 4
Boston Bruins 15032*3 2
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Boston: Boston Garden (3, 4, 6)
CoachesMontreal: Toe Blake
Boston: Milt Schmidt
CaptainsMontreal: Maurice Richard
Boston: Fernie Flaman
DatesApril 8 – April 20
Series-winning goalBernie Geoffrion (19:26, second)

The 1958 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the two-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens and the Boston Bruins in a rematch of the 1957 Finals. The Canadiens, who were appearing in the Finals for the eighth consecutive year, would win the series 4–2 for their third straight Cup victory and tenth in the team's history.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Montreal defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–0, and Boston defeated the New York Rangers 4–2, to reach the Finals.

Game summaries[edit]

Montreal captain Maurice "Rocket" Richard led the playoff goal-scoring race with 11. In Game 5, he notched his sixth career playoff overtime goal (three of which occurred in this and previous Stanley Cup Finals).


Montreal won series 4–2


Montreal Canadiens 1958 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff

  • Hartland Molson (President/Owner)
  • Frank Selke Sr. (Manager), Ken Reardon (Vice President)
  • Hector Toe Blake (Coach)
  • Hector Dubois (Trainer), Larry Aubut (Asst. Trainer)
  • Camile DesRoches^, Frank Selke Jr.^ (Publicity Directors)
  • ^- on the team picture, but missing from the Stanley Cup.


Engraving notes[edit]

Every player whose name was engraved on the Stanley Cup in 1957 also appeared on the Cup in 1958, the only time this had occurred in NHL history for repeat champions. In addition, four players' names appeared on the Cup in 1958 that were not present in 1957: Charlie Hodge, Ab MacDonald, Marcel Bonin and Albert Langlois. The only other change was in the name of the owner, as Hartland Molson had taken over the Canadiens from William Northey and Donat Raymond. Thirteen names on the 1958 Cup are those of members of Hockey Hall of Fame: players Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Dickie Moore, Bert Olmstead, Jacques Plante, Henri Richard and Maurice Richard, and non-players Hartland Molson, Ken Reardon, Frank Selke Sr. and Hector 'Toe' Blake.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "All-Time NHL Results".
  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1957
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1958
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1959