Canadiens Possessed Nerves of Steel During 1993 Stanley Cup Run

Published on May 8th, 2024 6:35 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Playoff Brilliance of Patrick Roy. The 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs showed off Patrick Roy at the height of his powers.

Nothing much was expected from the Canadiens as they headed into the 1992-93 postseason.

In fact, the Canadiens had finished in third place in the Adams division, behind the Boston Bruins and Quebec Nordiques.

The Canadiens, however, would put it all together at precisely the right time, led by Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy.


Overtime playoff games in the NHL are essentially a coin flip.

A lucky bounce here, a blown assignment there, and the game is over.

This is why the Canadiens winning TEN straight overtime goals in the 1992-93 Stanley Cup playoffs was such a phenomenal feat.

The Canadiens essentially flipped a coin ten times, and won all ten times.

The Canadiens would bounce back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Quebec Nordiques in the first round of the playoffs, with two of their wins coming in overtime.

The Montreal Canadiens would sweep the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, winning every game by a score of 4-3.

The last three games of the series were decided in overtime, and the Canadiens won them all.

The Canadiens would continue their winning ways in the second round, defeating the New York Islanders in five games. Two of those games - including a double overtime win in Game 2 - would be decided via overtime.

The Canadiens would win three straight overtime games in the final series against the Los Angeles Kings.

These wins included some of the best goaltending of Patrick Roy's career, as he managed to fend off Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings.

The Canadiens, led by Patrick Roy, had ice in their veins, and managed to win a ridiculous ten straight overtime games.


Patrick Roy's numbers were outrageous during the 1992-93 postseason, as he put together a record of 16-4 with a 2.13 GAA.

Roy deservedly won the MVP award that year, as the Canadiens would go on to win the Stanley Cup.

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