The Red Wings continue to dominate the NHL winning their 7th straight league title by holding off the Montreal Canadiens with a 42-17-11 record. In the playoffs the Wings would stay red hit as the swept away the Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 straight. In a rematch with Montreal Canadiens the Red Wings and Habs each won high scoring games on their own home ice setting up a 7th game at Olympia Stadium. In game 7 the Wings would keep the home fire burning as they knocked off the Canadiens to win their 2nd straight Stanley Cop with a 3-1 record. In the finals Gordie Howe was the star scoring 12 points to set a new Finals record.