On This Date 5/24/1986
The Montreal Canadiens claim their 23rd Stanley Cup Championship. The Canadiens defeat the Calgary Flames in five games, winning the finale at the Saddledome 4-3. The 23 titles are most among the four major sports, breaking a tie that the Canadiens had with the New York Yankees. Patrick Roy caps a strong rookie season by winning the first of three Conn Smythe awards as the MVP of the postseason.