Tuesday will mark the 27th anniversary of the 24th and final conquest of the Stanley cup by the Montreal canadiens.
In fact, the June 9, 1993, the Habs won the fifth game against the Los Angeles Kings in the account of 4 to 1 to put an end to the final. Paul DiPietro scored twice, but it was Kirk Muller, 3 min 51 s of the second period, which included the fillet of victory.
Yet, few people had bet on the Habs at the time of initiating the playoffs of the national hockey League (NHL). In fact, the team had finished in fourth place of the Association in Wales and had won seven of its last 18 regular season games.
The Blue-White-Red, however, has eliminated the Quebec Nordiques in the first round and then benefited from eliminations surprises of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, respectively, first and second in the Association – to continue their journey.
Thus, during the last three rounds, the Canadian has faced teams that had harvested at least 14 points less in the standings at the end of the regular season.
Patrick Roy, who has signed up 10 consecutive victories when a meeting called for the extension during the playoffs – a record – received his second trophy Conn-Smythe in their career.
Record for Demers
During this conquest, Jacques Demers was the head coach of the organization. However, for the Quebec, on June 8, also represents an important date.
In fact, he received in 1988 a second trophée Jack-Adams consecutive with the Detroit Red Wings. Up to this day, no other driver can boast of having achieved this feat.