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By Zane Miller

On Sunday, May 16th, 1976, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Philadelphia Flyers at the Spectrum in Philadelphia to win the 63rd Stanley Cup Finals four games to none. It was the 19th Stanley Cup championship for the Canadiens franchise, and the second that was won in Pennsylvania. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.

5. #26 Pierre Bouchard (Canadiens)- D

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Bouchard earned two goals over the course of the series, including the game-winning goal in game three.

4. #10 Guy Lafleur (Canadiens)- F

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Lafleur had a pair of goals and five assists during the series, as he led all players in assists throughout the series.

3. #5 Guy Lapointe (Canadiens)- D

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Lapointe was game one’s player of the game, as he got a goal in the Canadiens’ 4-3 victory.

2. #29 Ken Dryden (Canadiens)- G

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Dryden picked up player of the game honors in game two, as he made 25 saves on 26 shots as the Canadiens went on to take a 2-1 win.

1. #22 Steve Shutt (Canadiens)- F

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Shutt earned player of the game honors in games three and four, getting a pair of goals in game three as the Canadiens won 3-2. In game four, Shutt grabbed one goal and two assists as the Canadiens won it 5-3.

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