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The 1967 Stanley Cup playoffs, to decide the 1967 championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) was the last 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. As of 2010, it is the most recent time Toronto has won the Cup. The Leafs' squad was renowned as the oldest ever to win a Cup final; the average age of the team was well over thirty, and four players were over forty.
In the semi-finals, the Chicago Black Hawks 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.
Chicago (1) vs. Toronto (3)
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.
Montreal (4) vs. New York (0)
Montreal swept the Rangers in the minimum four games.
|April 6||New York||4||Montreal||6|
|April 8||New York||1||Montreal||3|
|April 11||Montreal||3||New York||2|
|April 13||Montreal||2||New York||1||OT|
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.
|1||Chicago Black Hawks||2|
|3||Toronto Maple Leafs||4|
|1||Toronto Maple Leafs||4|
|4||New York Rangers||0|
Awards and recordsEdit
- (2000) in Diamond, Dan: Total Stanley Cup. Toronto, Ontario: Total Sports. ISBN 1892129078.
- Diamond, Dan; Duplacey, James; Zweig, Eric (2003). The Ultimate Prize: The Stanley Cup. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McNeel Publishing. ISBN 0740738305.
- Falla, Jack (2001). Quest for the Cup : a history of the Stanley Cup finals, 1893-2000. Key Porter Books. ISBN 1552633438.
1966 Stanley Cup playoffs
|Stanley Cup playoffs|
| Succeeded by|
1968 Stanley Cup playoffs
|1966–67 NHL season by team|
|Teams||Boston • Chicago • Detroit • Montreal • New York • Toronto|
|See also||1966 NHL Amateur Draft • All-Star Game • 1967 Stanley Cup Final|
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