SYNOPSIS: More than 18-thousand fans are at Chicago Stadium for the sixth game of the Montreal-Chicago Stanley Cup semi-finals...
SYNOPSIS: More than 18-thousand fans are at Chicago Stadium for the sixth game of the Montreal-Chicago Stanley Cup semi-finals...and they watch a rugged but close game won by Canadians by a score of five goals to four. The win gives Montreal the series, four games to two. Claude Provost steals the puck in the second period to score Canadians third goal, giving them a one-goal lead. Then, in the third period Eddie Litzenberger ties it up again for the Black Hawks only to have Dickie Moore put Montreal out in front again 4 to 3. Just over a minute later veteran Ted Lindsay scores the tieing goal on an intended passout from behind the Montreal net.
It's Ted's second goal of the night and the fourth for the powerful Lindsay, Sloan, Litzenberger line.
With less than two minutes to go it looks like there may be overtime but Provost again is the Canadians' hero. He fires in the winning goal while the crowd sizzles over what they thought should have been a tripping penalty to a Montreal defenceman. While the Montreal bench applauds the Provost effort, the partisan Chicago fans think and act differently.
Some fans begin tossing beer cans and paper pellots on the ice in protest and one fan charges out and tries to attack Referee Red Storey. But a player's stick on the head makes him retreat quickly. The game is delayed more than fifteen minutes as the crowd keeps up its barrage of debris. When play was resumed, time ran out on the Black Hawks and they were eliminated from this year's Stanley Cup playoffs...much to the displeasure of their staunch supporters.