April 28, 2016

Stanley Cup Flashbacks: 1935: Maroons Win All Canadian Stanley Cup

The year is 1935. Montreal's other NHL team, the Maroons, battled the Toronto Maple Leafs for the bragging rights of Stanley Cup champion.

The Leafs are led by their famous Kid Line - Busher Jackson, the Big Bomber Charlie Conacher, and Gentleman Joe Primeau - at the height of their careers. But the Leafs would be no match for the Maroons this spring.

The Maroons would sweep the best of five series, three games to zero. The Maroons drew heavily on the experience of coach Tommy Gorman and defenseman Lionel Conacher, both of whom were big parts of the Chicago Black Hawks Stanley Cup championship team from a year prior. Gorman would become the only man to win successive Stanley Cup titles with two different teams.

Lawrence "Baldy" Northcott was the hero in the low scoring post season. He led all NHLers with 4 goals and 5 points. Three of his goals were game winners, including the Cup-clinching winner in game three, 4-1, against the Leafs.

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