|Detroit Red Wings
In one of the most memorable moments in NHL history, Montreal Canadiens' Maurice Richard was suspended for the balance of the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. This suspension came as a result of his physical contact with an NHL official on March 17. Fans rioted in Montreal and Richard was forced to issue a statement to calm the angry Montreal fans. As for the rest of the Canadiens team, they defeated Boston to earn a spot in the final, but came up short against Detroit for the Stanley Cup. Detroit, led by Alex Delvecchio and Gordie Howe, were able to defeat the Canadiens, earning their second straight Stanley Cup championship. For the first time in Stanley Cup final history, the home team won all seven games.
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