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Toronto Maple Leafs
1962-63

The Toronto Maple Leafs, Stanley Cup champions the previous season, finished first overall in 1962-63, edging the Chicago Black Hawks. The Leafs faced the Montreal Canadiens in the semi-finals, and cruised past them in five games to earn a berth in the Stanley Cup final. The Hawks met Detroit, who shocked Chicago by upending them four games to two. In the championship final, Toronto won game one largely on the strength of Dickie Duff's two goals in the first 68 seconds of the game. Game two was an identical 4-2 score for the Leafs. The third game saw the hometown Red Wings get themselves back into the series, edging Toronto 3-2 and using two goals by former Leaf Alex Faulkner to win the contest. Toronto rebounded with a 4-2 win in game four. The series returned to Maple Leaf Gardens and Toronto's did not disappoint the home crowd, winning the deciding game 3-1, behind Dave Keon's two goals. The Maple Leafs had now won their second consecutive Stanley Cup.



Toronto Maple Leafs
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