Torrronto Maple Putayyy! As the players were led to the penalty box, Chauhan, an Indian-born draftsman, writer and taxi driver, read a fighting poem he had written based on a Punjabi style of verse.
Since Game 7 was played on Good Friday night, there were no commercials Imperial Oil was the sponsor.
The Stanley Cup Finals were almost not televised in Canada at all. At that time, the CBC only had rights to the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs ' games; home games only during the season and all games in the playoffs. However, with both the Canadiens and Maple Leafs eliminated in the semi-finals, the CBC's worst nightmare became reality.
According to lore, the CBC found a way to link their Windsor viewers as having a vested interest in the Finals with the across the river Red Wings.
From there, Canadians were able to see the Finals with nary a glitch in the coverage. This in return, was the first time ever that a National Hockey League game was played on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal.
According to Dick Irvin, Jr. The explanation that Irvin received was that the CBC's master tape of the game along with others was thrown away in order clear shelf space at the network.
Initially, it was on a game by game basis in the quarterfinals Game 1 of the Boston - Toronto series was seen on CFTO Toronto in full while other CTV affiliates , but not all joined the game in progress.
As a result, the Stanley Cup playoffs were not seen in some of the smaller Canadian markets unless said markets were close enough to the United States border to pick up the signal of a CBS affiliate that carried Games, 1, 4, or 6 Games 2, 3 and 5 were not nationally broadcast in the United States.
Cole did play-by-play for the first half of Games 1, 2 and 5.
Meanwhile, Kelly did play-by-play for the second half Games Kelly also did called the overtime period of Game 1. Finally, Robson did play-by-play for first half of Games 3 and 4 and Game 6 entirely.
In essence this would mean that Cole or Robson would do play-by-play for the first period and the first half of the second period. Therefore, at the closest stoppage of play near the 10 minute mark of the second period, Cole or Robson would hand off the call to Kelly for the duration of the game.
CTV televised Games 3, 4 and 5 nationally while games were blacked out in Edmonton. CBC would go on to televise Games 3, 4 and 5 nationally.