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By Zane Miller

On Thursday, April 16th, 1953, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Boston Bruins at the Montreal Forum to win the 40th Stanley Cup Finals four games to one. It was the seventh Stanley Cup championship for the Canadiens franchise, and the ninth that was won in Quebec. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #1 Jacques Plante (Canadiens)- G

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Plante claimed the win in game one, giving up just two goals as the Canadiens took the 4-2 win to start off the series.

4. #7 Ed Sandford (Bruins)- F

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Sandford was game two’s player of the game, as he scored a pair of goals as the Bruins picked up the 4-1 victory.

3. #9 Maurice Richard (Canadiens)- F

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Richard scored player of the game honors in game four, as he got a hat trick with three goals in the Canadiens’ 7-3 win.

2. #1 Gerry McNeil (Canadiens)- G

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McNeil picked up player of the game in game five, allowing no goals as the Canadiens won it 1-0 in overtime to claim the series championship.

  1. 1. #18 Ken Mosdell (Canadiens)
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Mosdell earned player of the game honors in games one and three, as game one saw him get one goal and one assist in the Canadiens’ 4-2 win, while following it up in game three with another goal and assist to help the Canadiens to the 3-0 victory.

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