Game 1: Saskatoon gets off to a quick start with Jean Beliveau avoiding a check by Cleghorn, setting up Newsy Lalonde in the slot. Cleghorn just glares at Beliveau. Doug Gilmour and Gordie Howe spend the rest of the period trying to tie the game, but Parent shuts the door. Early in the second period, Beliveau and Cleghorn are battling for the puck in the corner, Cleghorn kicks it the puck to Park while he presses Beliveau's face into the glass, Beliveau uses his elbow to wedge Cleghorn off him, to which Cleghorn responds by using his free hand to ram the butt-end of his stick into Beliveau's ribs. Beliveau drops to the ice, coughing up blood, Cleghorn skates off the ice, not even having to hear the ref's call. With Beliveau gone, Saskatoon's offence is severly hurt, lacking the speed to compensate. Montreal is able to tie it up with Oates and Kariya cycling down low, setting up Howe in the slot. Howe then power through the neutral zone to set up a streaking Kariya for the go ahead goal. Gilmour then sets up Bondra for the empty netter. Montreal Canadiens win 3-1 Game 2: Beliveau is out day to day due to internal bleeding. Cleghorn is suspended for two games. Gilmour and Bucyk work a give and go to give Montreal an early lead. Saskatoon's lack of speed upfront inhibits their ability to score five on five, so Nolan has them play a tight physical trap. On the powerplay is a different story, Reggie Leach ties it up. In the third period, Smyth-Riseborough-Smyl are able to power through the trap ending with Smythe scoring in close. A streaking Howe seals the deal with a top corner wrist shot. Montreal Canadiens win 3-1 Game 3: Canadiens, realizing that Saskatoon is not getting any chances five on five, play a very calm and relaxed game, avoiding any bad penalties, and it pays off. Saskatoon gets more and more frustrated, taking bad penalties throughout the game. This leads to two goals by Howe, a goal by Gilmour and a goal by Bucyk. Montreal Canadiens win 4-0 Game 4: They're back! Beliveau and Cleghorn return. Right off the first face-off, Goring and Cleghorn fight, a long fight, neither one backing down, Goring isn't going to let a cheap shot against his captain stand, and Cleghorn isn't going to be beaten. Eventually, Cleghorn kicks Goring's feet out from under hi, the refs break up the fight and Cleghorn celebrates it as a win. Beliveau then gets back at Montreal the best way possible, on the score sheet, getting a goal and an assist on a Dye goal while Cleghorn is in the box for fighting. Giving Saskatoon the early lead. Gordie Howe matches Beliveau point for point, scoring and setting up Kariya. Howe tops it off with a second period fight with Goring, easily beating the nigh-unbeatable Goring. Cleghorn, continuing to check Beliveau, runs his mouth the entire game. Early in the third, Beliveau has had enough and he drops the gloves to fight Cleghorn. Cleghorn just turtles, Beliveau beats him bloody, but takes the instigator in the process. Parent shuts the door late in the game, sending it into overtime. Early in overtime, Cleghorn carries the puck through the neutral zone, fakes a pass to Howe, dekes Iafrate, and out-waits Parent, scoring on the backhand. The boos in Saskatoon are deafening as Cleghorn skates past the Saskatoon bench, giving the one finger salute. Montreal Canadiens win 3-2 Three stars: 3rd: Sprague Cleghorn 2nd: Doug Gilmour 1st Gordie Howe The Montreal Canadiens defeat the Saskatoon Blues Four game to zero.