Canadiens captain Emile “Butch Bouchard” accepts the Stanley Cup in 1956 (Photo: AP)
On April 10, 1956 Jean Beliveau scored a goal and two assists as Montreal beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in Game Five of the Finals, to become the 1956 Stanley Cup Champions. It was eighth cup for the franchise and the start of a record five straight Stanley Cup Championships for the Canadiens.
The following is some video footage of Game Four and Game Five, as well as some of the Semi-Final against the New York Rangers. Immediately following that is some colour footage of Game Five, taken at ice level. A segment from ESPN Classics rounds out the trio of YouTube videos.
Also on this day..
1969: Serge Savard had three assists and Ralph Backstrom scored at :42 of overtime to lead the Canadiens to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals.
1988: Stephane Richer scored twice and added two assists, as the Canadiens lost 7-5 to the Hartford Whalers in Game 4 of the Adams Division Semi-Finals.
1997: Shayne Corson scored his 200th career NHL goal as Montreal lost 3-2 to the Washington Capitals.
Habs Born on This Day: Gerry Wilson (1937), Donald Dufresne (1967), Enrico Ciconne (1970)