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By Zane Miller

On Thursday, April 14th, 1960, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs at Maple Leaf Gardens to win the 47th Stanley Cup Finals four games to none. It was the 12th Stanley Cup championship for the Canadiens franchise, and the 15th that was won in Ontario. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #12 Dickie Moore (Canadiens)- F

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Moore scored two goals and three goals over the course of the series to help the Canadiens to the series sweep.

4. #16 Henri Richard (Canadiens)- F

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Richard claimed player of the game in game one, getting one goal and three assists as the Canadiens picked up the 4-2 victory.

3. #20 Phil Goyette (Canadiens)- F

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Goyette picked up player of the game in game three, scoring a pair of goals as the Canadiens won it 5-2.

2. #4 Jean Beliveau (Canadiens)- F

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Beliveau took player of the game honors in game four, as he got two goals in the Canadiens’ 4-0 win to complete the series sweep.

1. #1 Jacques Plante (Canadiens)- G

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Plante scored player of the game honors in game two, giving up just one goal as he made 26 saves on 27 shots to help the Canadiens to the 2-1 victory.

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