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By Zane Miller

On Thursday, April 1st, 1920, the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League defeated the Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association at Mutual Street Arena in Toronto to win the seventh Stanley Cup Finals three games to two. It was the first Stanley Cup championship for the original Senators franchise, and the third that was won in Ontario. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #9 Frank Nighbor (Senators)- F

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Nighbor picked up a pair of goals in game one, as the Senators went on to win it 3-2 to start off the series.

4. #6 Frank Foyston (Metropolitans)- F

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Foyston earned player of the game honors in game four, scoring two goals and an assist in the Metropolitans’ 5-2.

3. #1 Hap Holmes (Metropolitans)- G

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Holmes got player of the game in game three, giving up just one goal as the Metropolitans won it 3-1.

2. #6 Jack Darragh (Senators)- F

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Darragh picked up player of the game honors in game five, scoring three goals as the Senators won it 6-1 to claim the series title.

1. #1 Clint Benedict (Senators)- G

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Benedict earned player of the game honors in games one and two, as game one saw him allow only two goals as the Senators claimed the 3-2 victory, while game two saw him get a shutout victory in the Senators’ 3-0 win.

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