The 1973 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens, a rematch of the 1971 championship final and the first appearance in the Final since the 1971 final. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to two.
Paths to the FinalEdit
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.
Yvan Cournoyer and Jacques Lemaire would both have 12 points in the finals for the Canadiens, with the Conn Smythe going to Cournoyer, who had six goals. It was Henri Richard's eleventh win of the Stanley Cup and Scotty Bowman's first.
Montreal wins the series 4–2.
Montreal Canadiens 1973 Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit
† left off cup, but included on the team picture.
- Jacques Courtois (president), Jean Beliveau (vice president)
- Peter Bronfman (chairman/owner), Sam Pollock (vice president/general manager)
- Edward Bronfman (executive director/owner), William Scotty Bowman (head coach)
- Bob Williams (trainer), Eddy Palchak (ass’t trainer)
- Floyd Curry & Ron Caron (ass't general managers)
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.
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.
Ten minutes of highlights of Game 1 of the 1973 Stanley Cup Finals.
Stanley Cup Champions
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