In his bitterness Sanderson was being decidedly unfair to the Canadiens, who did have a touch of luck here and there—champions usually do—but any team that wins three games in overtime when there are three to be won is a very considerable team. And it would be unwise of the Bruins to dwell too lovingly on their mighty rushes and many shots. The Canadiens simply proved that they could win even with the Bruins draped all over them.
Certainly the Bruins could take pride in having pressed the Canadiens as hard as they did. Certainly fans everywhere could be thankful to Boston for ushering in what appears likely to be a marvelous age of struggle between the Bruins and the Canadiens. But Montreal still reigns and Beliveau endures. "We are always lucky," he said, "in the play-offs."