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By Zane Miller

On Saturday, April 25th, 1964, the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings at Maple Leaf Gardens to win the 51st Stanley Cup Finals four games to three. It was the 12th Stanley Cup championship for the Maple Leafs franchise, and the 17th that was won in Ontario. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #17 Floyd Smith (Red Wings)- F

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Smith took player of the game honors in game three, getting a pair of goals in the Red Wings’ 4-3 victory.

4. #1 Terry Sawchuk (Red Wings)- G

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Sawchuk took player of the game in game five, making 33 saves on 34 chances as the Red Wings went on to win 2-1.

3. #20 Bob Pulford (Maple Leafs)- F

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Pulford picked up player of the game honors in game six, as he added two goals and one assist as the Maple Leafs won it 4-3 in overtime.

2. #10 George Armstrong (Maple Leafs)- F

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Armstrong got player of the game in game one, picking up a pair of goals as the Maple Leafs started off the series with a 3-2 win.

1. #14 Dave Keon (Maple Leafs)- F

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Keon had player of the game in games four and seven, as game four saw him add a pair of goals in the Maple Leafs’ 4-2 victory, followed in game seven with a goal as the Maple Leafs won 4-0 to take the series title.

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