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Chicago Dethrones 1955-60 Montreal
Team In '61 Playoffs

April 4, 1961
When Chicago eliminated Montreal from the 1961 playoffs with a convincing 3-0 victory on April 4, it marked the first time the Habs had lost a playoff series since Detroit beat them in the 1955 finals and the first time since 1950 that they wouldn't be playing in the finals at all. In between, Montreal won an unprecedented five consecutive Stanley Cups.
Chicago Indians - 1961
Tidbit:
Montreal great "Boom Boom" Geoffrion disregarded medical orders and removed the cast from his injured knee in a desperate effort to rejuvenate his mates in the series' final game

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Tony Esposito won the Stanley Cup with Montreal as a rookie, then never won again in all his years with Chicago. Incidentally, Tony "O" won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie the year AFTER winning the Cup.

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