Despite struggling with a 19-25-4 record the Red Wings make the playoffs by finishing in 4th place. In the playoffs the Wings would knock off the Montreal Canadiens in 3 games series that went the distance. Moving on to the semifinals the Wings continued their momentum beating the Boston Bruins in 2 straight. In the Finals the Wings continued to fly high taking a commanding 3-0 lead scoring 12 goals in the first 3 games. However the Toronto Maple Leafs would make an unbelievable comeback winning 4 straight games, a feat that has only been repeated other time, in all of professional sports.