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Montreal Canadiens 1955-56 to 1959-60

"It's the coming thing in the game. The time will come when they'll have an even better mask then Plante's and it will be standard goalie equipment."- Montreal Coach Toe Blake on Jacques Plante's new face mask.
"Doug Harvey was the best defenseman I ever saw. Bobby Orr could break open a game at any time and was an incredible player. But Harvey could take it over. If Montreal got a goal up on you and Harvey decided you weren't going to score, that was it. Go take a shower, the game is over." - referee Red Storey.
Tid Bits
The potent power play of the Stanley Cup-champion Montreal Canadiens leads to a rule change when the NHL announces that players receiving minor penalties will return to the ice as soon as the opponent scores a goal. Previously, teams spent the full two minutes shorthanded, which was one of the great benefits of the talent-laden Habs, who often scored more than once during a man advantage.
In its five-year reign as champion, Montreal never trails in a playoff series and is not pushed to Game 7 even once. During the regular season, the Habs average more then 40 wins a campaign.
In 1959, Maurice Richard is held off the scoresheet during the playoffs for the first time in his career. Injuries limited his participation to four post-season games.

Stanley Cups: 5 consecutive

Stanley Cup Finals Record: 20-5

Regular Season Winning %: .659

Regular Season 1st-Place Finishes: 4

Individual Trophy Winners: 15

Individuals Selected To All-Star Teams: 25

Hockey Hall of Fame Members: (12)
Jean Beliveau, Toe Blake, Butch Bouchard, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Dickie Moore, Bert Olmstead, Jacques Plante, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard, Frank Selke

Players On All 5 Stanley Cup Winners: (12)
Jean Beliveau, Bernie Geoffrion, Doug Harvey, Tom Johnson, Don Marshall, Dickie Moore, Jacques Plante, Claude Provost, Henri Richard, Maurice Richard, Jean-Guy Talbot, Bob Turner

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