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Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadians

     The original B & W film highlights of all seven games of the 1954 Stanley Cup Finals is now available on high-quality home video from Rare Sportsfilms! This tough, well-played series between Detroit and defending champion Montreal featured two overtime games, including a sudden-death 7th game classic at the old Detroit Olympia! Many all-time greats of hockey put on a display of hockey skill, spirit and sportsmanship that old-time NHL fans still remember!

     This 32-minute action-packed video is narrated by Tom Foley and presented by Molson's Beer and the NHL. The tape consists mostly of game-action, but also contains great shots of the old Forum in Montreal, as well as the Detroit Olympia. Besides the players, several of the hockey personalities of the day are shown, including Montreal General Manager Frank Selke, Head Scout Ken Reardon and Coach Dick Irvin. Owner and President of the Red Wings Marguerite Norris, G.M. Jack Adams and Coach Tommy Ivan are also shown. Between games, nice closeups show players of both teams posing for the camera. Shown for Montreal are Ken Mosdell, Bert Olmstead, Maurice Richard, Gerry McNeil, Elmer Lach, Floyd Curry, Paul Masnick and Paul Meger. For Detroit, Bob Goldham, Terry Sawchuk, Marcel Pronovost, Metro Prystai, Alex Delvecchio, Johnny Wilson, Red Kelly, Benny Woit, Tony Leswick, Glen Skov and Marty Pavelich are seen. Of course, many other players are also shown throughout for both teams, such as Dickie Moore, Doug Harvey, Jacques Plante, Butch Bouchard, Boom Boom Geoffrion, Lorne Davis, Jean Beliveau, Tom Johnson, Gaye Stewart and Eddie Mazur of the Canadiens. Other Red Wings shown are Ted Lindsay, Dollard St. Laurent, Bill Dineen, Keith Allen, Earl Reibel, Jimmy Peters and the great Gordie Howe.

     The teams split the first two games at the Olympia, then travel to the old Montreal Forum for games 3 and 4. The Red Wings win both games and can wrap up the series in Detroit in game 5, but in overtime, Montreal goalie Gerry McNeil shuts out the Red Wings, sending the series back to Montreal. The Canadiens win again, 4-1, sending the series to a final 7th game at Detroit, which is tied 1-1 at the end of regulation! After four minutes of play in overtime, Detroit's Tony Leswick gets a puck past McNeil, winning the game 2-1 and the series 4-3. League President Clarence Campbell is shown presenting the Stanley Cup to a happy team of Red Wings in front of their joyous fans!

      To get your own copy of this rare film now available on video, send $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping (Illinois residents must add $2.00 tax) to:

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