May 10, 1979: Game 7, Stanley Cup Semi-Final
With the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins facing off once again in a meeting of historic Eastern Conference rivals, the CBC Digital Archives looks back at key players and performances of the past. Revisit some classic Habs-Bruins matchups, as well as interviews with team legends Maurice Richard, Guy Lafleur and Ken Dryden of the Canadiens, and Willie O'Ree, who broke hockey's colour barrier with the 1958 Boston Bruins.
• Three of the seven games in this semifinal were decided by one goal.
• Up by a goal in the third period, a bench penalty for too many men on the ice was assessed to the Boston Bruins. On the subsequent power play, Guy Lafleur scored to tie the game and send it into overtime.
• Montreal advanced to the Stanley Cup finals against New York Rangers to win their fourth straight championship and the 22nd in the history of the team.
Program: Hockey Night in Canada
Broadcast Date: May 10, 1979
Announcer: Danny Gallivan
Last updated: November 1, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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