1967 Stanley Cup Finals

1967 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
Toronto Maple Leafs 233**243 4
Montreal Canadiens 602**611 2
* indicates periods of overtime.
Location(s)Montreal: Montreal Forum (1, 2, 5)
Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens (3, 4, 6)
CoachesToronto: Punch Imlach
Montreal: Toe Blake
CaptainsToronto: George Armstrong
Montreal: Jean Beliveau
DatesApril 20 – May 2
MVPDave Keon (Maple Leafs)
Series-winning goalJim Pappin (19:24, second, G6)

The 1967 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven series played between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs ended up winning the series, four games to two. In doing this, they won their thirteenth Stanley Cup. To date, this is Toronto's most recent Stanley Cup championship, most recent appearance in the championship final, and is tied for the longest-active championship drought in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues (who have never won since joining the NHL in 1967) at 50 (not including 2004–05 lockout) seasons. The 1967 Stanley Cup Final was also the last Stanley Cup Final in the Original Six Era.

Paths to the Finals[]

This was the last Stanley Cup before the 1967 expansion which meant there were only two rounds and three series in total were played in the playoffs. Montreal defeated New York to advance to the finals and Toronto defeated Chicago.

Game summaries[]

The average age of the Leafs' players was 31, the oldest lineup to win the Cup.[1] Johnny Bower was 42 and Allan Stanley was 41. Dave Keon won the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Montreal won the opener 6–2 Toronto. For the second game, Terry Sawchuk was replaced with Bower and provided the Leafs with a shutout win, 3–0. Bower was in net for game three and won 3–2 on Bob Pulford's overtime goal. This game has been described as "one of the most exciting games ever played".[2]

Bower was injured before game four and Sawchuk had to replace him. Al Smith was called up from the minors to serve as back-up for the fourth and fifth games. The Canadiens defeated the Leafs 6–2 again, this time in Toronto to even the series. Sawchuk would play well in the next two games, backstopping the Leafs to the Cup.

In the sixth game Bower returned to the line-up as back up. Jim Pappin scored his seventh goal of the playoffs and Sawchuk stopped 41 shots helping Toronto win the Cup. Pappin had four goals and four assists in the final series. Captain George Armstrong scored the 3-1 empty-net insurance goal to put game six out of reach.

Toronto won series 4–2

Game one[]

April 20Toronto Maple Leafs2–6
1–2, 1–2, 0–2
Montreal CanadiensMontreal Forum

Toronto Maple Leafs 1967 Stanley Cup champions[]



Coaching and administrative staff:

Stanley Cup engraving

Won all 4 Stanley Cups in 6 Years with Toronto 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967[]

George Armstrong, Bob Baun, Johnny Bower, Larry Hillman, Tim Horton, Red Kelly, Dave Keon, Frank Mahovlich, Bob Pulford, Eddie Shack, Allan Stanley (11 players), Stafford Smythe, Harold Ballard, John Bassette, Punch Imlach, King Clancy, Bob Haggart, Tom Nayler (7 non-players), Bob Davidson, Karl Elieff (were part of all 4 cups, but were not included on the cup each season.)

See also[]


  1. ^ Stanley Cup. p. 42.
  2. ^ McFarlane(1973), pg. 171


Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens