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1969 Stanley Cup Finals

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1969 Stanley Cup Finals

1969 Stanley Cup Finals
St. Louis Blues 11010
Montreal Canadiens  3 3 42 4
Location:Montreal, QC (Montreal Forum) (1,2)
St. Louis, MO (St. Louis Arena) (3,4)
Coaches:St. Louis: Scotty Bowman
Montreal: Claude Ruel
Captains:St. Louis: Al Arbour
Montreal: Jean Beliveau
Dates:April 27 to May 4, 1969
MVP:Serge Savard
John Ferguson (3:02, third, G4)
 < 1968Stanley Cup Finals1970 > 

The 1969 Stanley Cup Final was a best-of-seven series played from April 27 to May 4, 1969, between the defending champions Montreal Canadiens and the St. Louis Blues, the same finalists as in 1968. The Canadiens would win the series in four-straight games.

Paths to the final

Montreal defeated the New York Rangers 4–0 and the Boston Bruins 4–2 to advance to the finals.

St. Louis defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4–0 and the Los Angeles Kings 4–0.

The series

Claude Ruel became the eleventh rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup. Montreal goaltender Rogie Vachon limited St. Louis to three goals in four games and his first career playoff shutout.

Montreal Canadiens vs. St. Louis Blues

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
April 27 St. Louis 1 Montreal 3
April 29 St. Louis 1 Montreal 3
May 1 Montreal 4 St. Louis 0
May 4 Montreal 2 St. Louis 1

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Game 1

April 27 St. Louis Blues 1 – 3
1 – 2, 0 – 0, 0 – 1
Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum
Attendance: 16,607

Montreal Canadiens 1969 Stanley Cup champions



  Coaching and administrative staff

&-Lucien Grenier played 2 playoff games, but name was left off the Stanley Cup. &&-qualified to be engraved on cup, but name was left off.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Anthony "Tony" Esposito's name was misspelled on the Replica Stanley Cup created in 1992–93 as P. FSPOSITO instead of A. ESPOSITO.
  • Claude Ruel was the 10th NHL rookie coach to win the Stanley Cup.

Won 4 Stanley Cup in 5 Years with Montreal 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969

Ralph Backstrom, Jean Beliveau, Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, John Ferguson, Terry Harper, Ted Harris, Jacques Laperrierre, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Bobby Rousseau, Gilles Tremblay, Jean-Claude Tremblay, Gump Worsley (14 players), David Molson, Sam Pollock, Larry Aubut (3 non-players).

See also



Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Boston Bruins
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