1973 Stanley Cup Finals

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1973 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
Montreal Canadiens 844476 4
Chicago Black Hawks 317084 2
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Chicago: Chicago Stadium (3, 4, 6)
CoachesMontreal: Scotty Bowman
Chicago: Bill Reay
CaptainsMontreal: Henri Richard
Chicago: Vacant
DatesApril 29 – May 10
MVPYvan Cournoyer (Canadiens)
Series-winning goalYvan Cournoyer (8:13, third, G6)

The 1973 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1972–73 season, and the culmination of the 1973 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens, a rematch of the 1971 Final. The Canadiens won the best-of-seven series, four games to two.

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Chicago defeated the St. Louis Blues 4–1 and the New York Rangers 4–1 to advance to the final.

Montreal defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 to set up an "Original Six" final.

Game summaries[edit]

Yvan Cournoyer and Jacques Lemaire would both have 12 points in the finals for the Canadiens. The Conn Smythe Trophy went to Cournoyer, who had six goals. It was Henri Richard's eleventh win of the Stanley Cup and Scotty Bowman's first.

Montreal won series 4–2

Montreal Canadiens 1973 Stanley Cup champions[edit]



Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Murray Wilson's name was misspelled in 1973, 1976, 1977 as MURRY WILSON missing an "A". Murray Wilson was spelled correctly on the Stanley Cup in 1978. Wilson's name was also spelled correctly all 4 times on the Replica Cup.
  • ^ Assistant Manager were not included on the Stanley Cup, but qualified to be on it.
  • On the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1992–93 Bob Murdoch's name was spelled BOB MURDOCK with a "K" instead of a "H". His name was correct on the original engraving in 1973.
  • #30 Wayne Thomas (G), #3 Dale Hodgson (D) – were included on the team picture, but did not play enough games to get their name on the Stanley Cup.

See also[edit]



  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.
Preceded by
Boston Bruins
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions

Succeeded by
Philadelphia Flyers