Game 1: Oates wins the first face off to Howe, as he takes the zone, he's leveled by a hip check from Shore. Park holds the line by shooting the puck to the corner. Howe and Shore battle for the loose puck, Kariya and Stewart join in. Howe uses the distractions to throw an elbow up on Shore that the ref misses. Howe comes out of the corner with the puck and tries to go five hole on Brodeur, but Brodeur gets the paddle down and covers up the rebound. Later in the period, Nedomansky takes the breakout pass from Kasatonov and uses his size leverage to hold off Cleghorn. Cleghorn uses his speed to not lose Nedomansky completely, but when Nedo starts to cut towards the net, Cleghorn trips him up and takes a penalty. Patrick uses last change to keep Nedomansky and Richard on the ice so the Chelios/Park pairing is up against the 2nd PP unit. When the Sakic line comes on a tired Chelios, covering Cleghorn, stays on with Huddy, and is too tired to keep his check, Sakic, before Sakic lets off a laser of a wrister from the face off circle to open the scoring. Using the one goal lead, Patrick slows it down for the rest of the period. In the second, Montreal uses a dump and chase tactic to try and break the trap. Howe and Shore work each other over in the corner again, anticipating another elbow, Shore crosschecks Howe when the ref's view is obscured, but the ref at the blueline gets a good view, sending Shore to the box. Gilmour capitalizes. New Jersey opens up a bit and Shore begins pinching from the point more, leaving Stewart to watch Howe. Richard scores the winner off a Shore rebound. New Jersey wins 2-1 Game 2: Howe begins to figure out Stewart, so Shore and Stewart double team him. Olmstead, Richard and Hextall focus on the rest of the line. Nedomansky connects with fellow Czech Holik for the lead off goal. Cleghorn gets a goal by pinching from the point. Prentice gets the go ahead goal from a Smith pass. Howe gets a penalty for elbowing and Kasatonov ties it up on the power play. Goaltenders crack down for the rest of the game. Sakic gets the overtime winner. New Jersey wins 3-2 in overtime. Game 3: With home ice advantage, Montreal controls who Howe is up against, and it pays off big time. Howe gets a double Gordie, two goals, assists on goals by Kariya and Park and fights with Shore and Heller. Bondra adds one to really put the screws to New Jersey. Montreal wins 5-0. Game 4: Patrick adapts by mixing up defense pairings, trying to get White/Stewart out against Howe. It's somewhat effective, holding Howe to a goal and an assist on a Persson power play goal. No fight this game. Sakic and Hextall tie it up in the second. But in the third, Montreal blows it wide open with goals by Bucyk, Huddy and Rousseau. Luce adds a meaningless one late. Montreal wins 5-3. Game 5: Back in the swamp, Patrick is back in the drivers street. Adding MacKay to boost offensive output while moving Mohns to offense for more from the point, bumping Lutchenko. Paying immediate dividends MacKay and Nedomansky connect on a two on one. Ivan moves Cleghorn up to Howe's line for a shif, Cleghorn runs interference on Howe's behalf, leading to a bloody fight between Shore and Cleghorn. With two of the best defensive players in the box, the game opens up. Howe is able to score without Shore watching him and Mohns scores with a slap shot. New Jersey shuts down with a trap for the rest of the game. New Jersey wins 2-1. Game 6: Back on the road, New Jersey brings back Lutchenko for a tougher more physical defensive game. New Jersey plays a perfect road game strangling the life out of Montreal. Bower shuts the door on New Jersey on every opportunity they have, keeping it tight at both ends of the rink. Going to overtime, Cleghorn is able to goad Shore into a bad penalty. Howe gets the winner. Montreal wins 1-0 in overtime. Game 7: In New Jersey, Olmstead opens the scoring early in the first. Sakic scores late in the first, making the lead insurmountable. In the second period, New Jersey shuts the door, Brodeur robs Montreal at every turn. In the third period the monster is unleashed. Gordie Howe combines graceful skill and puck control with brute force and determination, leaving Shore in awe as he dekes Shore out while squished into the boards, plows through Stewart and gets the backhand over Brodeur. Two plays later, Howe speeds past Olmstead and fires a wrist shot through Shore's legs and passed Brodeur who was screened by Shore. The score stays tied until 2 minutes remain. Richard and Hextall on a two on one against Cleghorn, Cleghorn takes the body on Richard and Bower poke checks off Richard's stick to Park. Park does a no look pass to Oates, Oates stickhandles past Olmstead and passes to Kariya who speeds past Stewart, passing to Howe for a one timer past Brodeur. Smyl adds an empty net goal. Montreal wins 4-2 Three Stars: 3rd: (Tie) Joe Sakic and Eddie Shore 2nd: Martin Brodeur 1st: Gordie Howe The Montreal Canadiens defeat the New Jersey Devils 4 games to 3 to be crowned the 2007 Milt Dunnell Cup Champions Gordie Howe is named the 2007 Charlie Gardiner Memorial winner as Playoff MVP.