The 1986 Cup: Roy's legacy begins

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In the first all Canadian final since 1967, the Montreal Canadiens won their 23rd Stanley Cup.

Rookie goaltender Patrick Roy was sensational posting a 1.92 goals against average in 20 games. He became the youngest winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy at the tender age of 20.

Roy's playoff run made a name for himself and reminded fans of former Montreal goaltender Ken Dryden who also won the Cup as a rookie, back in 1971.

The Habs offensive sparkplug was Swedish winger Mats Naslund, who recorded seven points in the final.

After the Flames won the first game of the final, the Canadiens Brian Skrudland doused Calgary's hopes by scoring 9 seconds into overtime in game two.

Montreal took the next three to win their 23rd Cup, but Calgary would revenge this defeat three years later, defeating the Habs in the 1989 rematch.


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