1967 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1967 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1967 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 6-May 2, 1967
Teams4
Final positions
ChampionsToronto Maple Leafs
Runner-upMontreal Canadiens
1966
1968

The 1967 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL) was the final playoffs before the expansion from six to twelve teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the defending champion Montreal Canadiens in six games to win the Stanley Cup. The Leafs squad was the oldest ever to win a Cup final; the average age of the team was well more than 30, and four players were more than 40. Toronto has not won the Cup or been to the Finals since.

Format

In the semi-finals, the Chicago Black Hawks who finished in first place played the third-place Toronto Maple Leafs. The second-place Montreal Canadiens played the fourth-place New York Rangers. The winner of the semi-finals series would play for the championship and Stanley Cup.

Series

Playoff bracket

Semifinals

(1) Chicago Black Hawks vs. (3) Toronto Maple Leafs

Despite Chicago's impressive regular season marks, it was the third seed Toronto Maple Leafs who beat the Black Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.


Toronto won series 4-2


(2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (4) New York Rangers

Montreal swept the Rangers in the minimum four games.


Montreal won series 4-0


Finals

The Maple Leafs now faced the Canadiens for the Stanley Cup. After splitting the first four games, the Maple Leafs won games five and six to win the series.


Toronto won series 4-2


Statistical leaders

Leading scorers

Player Team GP G A Pts
Jim Pappin Toronto 12 7 8 15
Pete Stemkowski Toronto 12 5 7 12
Jean Beliveau Montreal 10 6 5 11
Bob Pulford Toronto 12 1 10 11
Henri Richard Montreal 10 4 6 10
Frank Mahovlich Toronto 12 3 7 10

Leading goaltenders

Player Team GP GA GAA
Terry Sawchuk Toronto 10 25 2.65
Rogatien Vachon Montreal 9 22 2.38

Awards and records

See also

References

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto, Ontario: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-07-8.
  • Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Zweig, Eric (2003). The Ultimate Prize: The Stanley Cup. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McNeel Publishing. ISBN 0-7407-3830-5.
  • Falla, Jack (2001). Quest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2000. Key Porter Books. ISBN 1-55263-343-8.

External links

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1966 Stanley Cup playoffs
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Succeeded by
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