Herb Cain Scores Overtime Winner in Game 6 to Advance Top-seeded ’34-’35 Maroons over 8th-seeded ’36-’37 Maroons

This series didn’t start off so well for the top-seeded ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons. They lost in Game 1 by a final of 4-2 to the 8th-seeded ’36-’37 Montreal Maroons as Earl Robinson posted a goal and an assist. In Game 2, the ’34-’35 Maroons trailed early in the third after Dave Trottier gave the ’36-’37 Maroons a 2-1 lead. Defenseman Stewart Evans tied the game a little more than halfway through the third that eventually forced an overtime and then Herb Cain won it in overtime just 26 seconds into the extra period for the ’34-’35 Maroons. Then, in Game 3, Cain, one of many players on both rosters, scored for the ’36-’37 Maroons just under five minutes into the third period to tie the game 3-3. Defenseman Baldy Northcott scored for the ’34-’35 Maroons with just 38 seconds left in regulation to give the top-seed a 2-1 series lead.

The ’36-’37 Maroons trailed 1-0 in Game 4 late in the third when Cain scored at the 17:13 mark to tie the game. Then, one minute and 44 seconds later, Russ Blinco scored to give the ’36-’37 Maroons a 2-1 lead out of nowhere. The ’36-’37 Maroons added an empty-netter to tie the series 2-2. Game 5 was the series’ first and only blow out. The ’34-’35 Maroons dominated on their way to a 7-2 win. Northcott potted two goals and added three assists in the win. The ’36-’37 Maroons took a 2-0 lead in Game 6 early in the second thanks to a goal from Gus Marker. Robinson scored four and a half minutes after Marker to get the ’34-’35 Maroons on the board and cut the lead in half. Then, Jimmy Ward tied the game for the top seed with just under five minutes left in the third. The game went into overtime tied 2-2 and Cain scored his second overtime winner of the series for the ’34-’35 Maroons a little over seven minutes in to end the series.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’36-’37 Maroons 3 1 0 4
’34-’35 Maroons 0 0 2 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’36-’37 MTM – 4   ’34-’35 MTM – 2      (1-0 ’36-’37 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’36-’37 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   6 S

2nd Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   -1   5 S

3rd Star: G – Alex Connell (’36-’37 MTM) – W   2.00 GAA   .941 SV% (32 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’36-’37 Maroons 0 1 1 0 2
’34-’35 Maroons 1 0 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’34-’35 MTM – 3   ’36-’37 MTM – 2   (OT)      (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Herb Cain (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   8 S

2nd Star: G – Alex Connell (’36-’37 MTM) – OTL   3.00 GAA   .942 SV% (49 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Stewart Evans (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   4 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’34-’35 Maroons 1 1 2 4
’36-’37 Maroons 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’34-’35 MTM – 4   ’36-’37 MTM – 3      (2-1 ’34-’35 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

2nd Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’36-’37 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   -1   3 S

3rd Star: LW – Herb Cain (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’34-’35 Maroons 0 1 0 1
’36-’37 Maroons 0 0 3 3

GAME SUMMARY:  36-’37 MTM – 3   ’34-’35 MTM – 1      (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Jimmy Ward (’36-’37 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   3 S

2nd Star: G – Alex Connell (’36-’37 MTM) – W   1.00 GAA   .955 SV% (21 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Russ Blinco (’36-’37 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   1 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’36-’37 Maroons 1 1 0 2
’34-’35 Maroons 3 2 2 7

GAME SUMMARY:  ’34-’35 MTM – 7   ’36-’37 MTM – 2      (3-2 ’34-’35 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Baldy Northcott (’34-’35 MTM) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +6   3 S

2nd Star: C – Russ Blinco (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   1 S

3rd Star: LW – Dave Trottier (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’34-’35 Maroons 0 1 1 1 3
’36-’37 Maroons 1 1 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’34-’35 MTM – 3   ’36-’37 MTM – 2   (OT)      (4-2 ’34-’35 MTM)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Alex Connell (’34-’35 MTM) – W   2.00 GAA   .951 SV% (39 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Herb Cain (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: RW – Earl Robinson (’34-’35 MTM) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   3 S

Up next is the 4-5 matchup between the ’35-’36 Montreal Maroons and the ’29-’30 Montreal Maroons!

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