A program from a memorable Canadiens playoff game is up for auction. (Photo: ClassicAuctions.net)
Imagine walking into the Montreal Forum on, oh let's say March 23, 1944, and you chose to skip splurging the dime on a game program. Little would they know the significance of the game's events. It was Game Two of the Stanley Cup Semi-Finals, between the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs.
It was on that night where Maurice Richard would score five goals in one playoff game, becoming the second NHL player to accomplish that feat. It has been done only three other times since.
Richard would be awarded all of the Three Star selections for the game, a first in NHL history.
One of these programs, is now on the block at Classic Auctions. Graded in VG+ condition, with a bit of cover wear, the program has an opening bid of $200.
Another program of significance, stems from 17 years later when Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion became the second NHLer to record 50 goals in a season. This program grades in Ex-NrMt condition, with the minimum bid of $150 already hit.
Of Stanley Cup significance, a program from the Canadiens deciding game in 1931 is also available.