Montreal Canadiens win Stanley Cup
The 1973 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Chicago Black Hawks and the Montreal Canadiens, a rematch of the 1971 championship final and the first appearance in the Final since the 1971 final.
The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to two.
Chicago defeated the St. Louis Blues 4–1 and the New York Rangers 4–1 to advance to the final. Montreal defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 to set up an "Original Six" final.
Yvan Cournoyer and Jacques Lemaire would both have 12 points in the finals for the Canadiens, with the Conn Smythe going to Cournoyer, who had six goals. It was Henri Richard's eleventh win of the Stanley Cup and Scotty Bowman's first.
In what was a rematch of the 1971 Stanley Cup Finals, the Montreal Canadiens met the Chicago Black Hawks. The series pitted the league's top two netminders, Ken Dryden of Montreal and Tony Esposito of Chicago. However this series was far from a defensive battle. In fact, in four of the six games, the teams combined for ten or more goals. Montreal prevailed winning the Cup in Chicago. This would be Henri Richard's 11th Cup win, a record, and coach Scotty Bowman's first. Yvan Cournoyer scored 15 goals to capture the Conn Smythe Trophy.