STANLEY CUP FINALS
Montreal Canadiens vs Chicago Black Hawks
The original color film highlights of all seven games of the 1965 Stanley Cup Finals are now available on DVD from Rare Sportsfilms. For only the second time, this tough, well-played series between Montreal and Chicago featured the home team winning every game! Many all-time greats put on a display of hockey skill, spirit and sportsmanship that old-time NHL fans still remember! Twelve future NHL Hall of Famers took part in this series - MVP Jean Beliveau (wins first ever Conn Smythe trophy), Yvan Cournoyer, Dick Duff, Jacques Laperriere, Henri Richard, Gump Worsley, coach Toe Blake of the Canadiens and Phil Esposito, Glenn Hall, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Pierre Pilote of the Black Hawks! In addition, you'll see highlights of the two, semi-final series, Canadiens vs Toronto Maple Leafs and Black Hawks vs Detroit Red Wings. Toronto's Johnny Bower and Roger Crozier, Norm Ullman and Gordie Howe are also shown in this segment. This 32-minute action-packed DVD is narrated by Ron Hewat, with announcers Bill Hewitt and Danny Galivan describing the action in play-by-play style! Shown is mostly game-action, but also contains great shots of the Forum in Montreal, as well as the old Chicago Stadium. Before the 3rd game at the Chicago Stadium, you'll also see Don Marshall of the NY Rangers and a young Bob Pulford of the Maple Leafs being interviewed for television.
Game 1 at the Forum - Montreal begins with a close 3-2 win, the teams alternating goals as Henri Richard, Camille Henry, John Ferguson, Matt Ravlich and Yvan Cournoyer all score in that order.
Game 2 at the Forum - Canadiens score a goal in both the second and final periods (Jean Beliveau and Dick Duff) to take a two games to none lead in the series.
Game 3 at Chicago Stadium - Black Hawks come alive after Ferguson scores the game's first goal in the second period. Phil Esposito, Kenny Wharram and Chico Maki all get the puck past Gump Worsley for a 3-1 win.
Game 4 at Chicago Stadium - Charlie Hodge starts in goal for the Canadiens in this game. Fred Stanfield of Chicago scores first, but after Beliveau ties the game in the second period, Hawks break out with four goals in the third period (Bobby Hull, Bill Hay, Hull and Doug Jarrett) to seal 5-1 win and tie up the series at two games apiece.
Game 5 at the Forum - Montreal Goalie Charlie Hodge shuts out the Black Hawks in this one, while his teammates score at least one goal in each period, a total of 6 in all, by Beliveau, Duff, Bobby Rousseau, Beliveau, Richard and J.C. Tremblay.
Game 6 at Chicago Stadium - Ralph Blackstrom gets one past Glenn Hall in the first period and Canadiens lead 1-0. Finally in the third period Moose Vasko ties the game for Chicago at 1-1. But the game winner is by Doug Mohns two minutes later, and the Hawks have again evened the series at 3-3!
Game 7 at the Forum - Goalie Gump Worsley has never been on a Stanley Cup championship team and he's back in goal for Montreal for the final game. From the outset, the Canadiens put tremendous pressure on Chicago and score (Beliveau) within only 14 seconds of the faceoff! It's a frantic first period with Dick Duff scoring about five minutes later and two quick goals (Cournoyer and Richard) toward the end of the first period. There is no further scoring in the game, as Worsley shuts out the Black Hawks and the Canadiens become the new 1965 Stanley Cup Champions! Celebrations both on the ice, at the town hall and victory parade are shown, ending this rare, original film!
To get your own copy of this original COLOR film now available on DVD, send $29.95 plus $3.50 shipping (Illinois residents must add $2.30 sales tax) to:
"RARE SPORTSFILMS NET"
1126 Tennyson Lane
Naperville, Illinois 60540
Call (630) 527-8890 to order!