Leafs vs. Habs: The Greatest Rivalry

With the Maple Leafs 4-3 win last night in the NHL opener last night, and the injury to George Parros, let review the greatest rivalry of all time.

Edward Brain's Blog

It’s now the end of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2012-2013 regular season, with the Toronto Maple Leafs playing host to their arch rivals the  Montreal Canadiens.  The Canadiens would win 4-1, to finish the regular season with 29 wins, 14 losses, and five overtime losses, good enough for first place in the Northeast Division and second place overall in the Eastern Conference.  The Maple Leafs finished with a record of 26 wins, 17 losses, and five overtime losses for 57 points, good for third place in the Northeast Divsion and fifth place overall in the Eastern Conference.

Let’s look at the greatest rivalry in sports:

The Maple Leafs and Habs have met 15 times in the post season, the last time being in 1979.  Of those meetings, five have been for the Stanley Cup (1947, 1951, 1959, 1960, 1967) with the Leafs winning three of those finals.  The two…

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