The Chicago Blackhawks entered the 1971 battle for the Stanley Cup after a six-year absence from the finals. The team had been consistently strong that season and fans held their breath in hopeful anticipation of again securing the trophy.
The Montreal Canadiens put up quite a fight and the two teams entered a seventh game showdown. At first it seemed as though Game Seven would be an easy win for the Blackhawks, as they held a 2-0 lead into the second period. Unfortunately, the Canadiens snuck up from behind and won the Cup.