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The '''[[Original Six]]''' are the six teams ([[Boston Bruins]], [[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]], [[Detroit Red Wings]], [[Montreal Canadiens]], [[New York Rangers]], and [[Toronto Maple Leafs]]) that composed the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the [[1942–43 NHL season|1942–43 season]] and the [[1967 NHL Expansion]]. The name is something of a [[misnomer]], since there were other NHL franchises that ceased operations before 1942, including some that were founded before some of the Original Six. The term dates from the 1967 expansion which added six new franchises; hence the six expansion teams and the "Original Six".
 
The '''[[Original Six]]''' are the six teams ([[Boston Bruins]], [[Chicago Blackhawks|Chicago Black Hawks]], [[Detroit Red Wings]], [[Montreal Canadiens]], [[New York Rangers]], and [[Toronto Maple Leafs]]) that composed the [[National Hockey League]] (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the [[1942–43 NHL season|1942–43 season]] and the [[1967 NHL Expansion]]. The name is something of a [[misnomer]], since there were other NHL franchises that ceased operations before 1942, including some that were founded before some of the Original Six. The term dates from the 1967 expansion which added six new franchises; hence the six expansion teams and the "Original Six".
   
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|'''Games covered'''
 
|'''Games covered'''
 
|'''[[Play-by-play]]'''
 
|'''[[Play-by-play]]'''
|'''[[Color commentator]]s'''
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|[[1953 Stanley Cup playoffs|1953]]
 
|[[1953 Stanley Cup playoffs|1953]]
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|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
 
|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
|in Montréal (joined-in-progress)
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|in Montréal (joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
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|rowspan=2|[[1955 Stanley Cup playoffs|1955]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1955 Stanley Cup playoffs|1955]]
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
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|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Toronto]]
 
|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Toronto]]
 
|in Toronto (joined-in-progress)
 
|in Toronto (joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
|-
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|-
 
|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
 
|[[Bruins–Canadiens rivalry|Montréal-Boston]]
 
|in Montréal (joined-in-progress)
 
|in Montréal (joined-in-progress)
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|rowspan=2|[[1956 Stanley Cup playoffs|1956]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1956 Stanley Cup playoffs|1956]]
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
|[[1955–56 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1955–56 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
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|[[1955–56 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1955–56 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
 
|Games 1–5 (joined-in-progress)
 
|Games 1–5 (joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Toronto]]
 
|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Toronto]]
|Games 3–5 (joined-in-progress)
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|Games 3–5 (joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
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|Semifinals
 
|Semifinals
 
|[[1956–57 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1956–57 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
 
|[[1956–57 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1956–57 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
|Games 1–5 (Games 3–5 joined-in-progress)
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|Games 1–5 (Games in Montreal joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
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|rowspan=2|[[1959 Stanley Cup playoffs|1959]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1959 Stanley Cup playoffs|1959]]
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
|[[Bruins–Maple Leafs rivalry|Boston-Toronto]]
 
|Games 1–7 (joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Mar.26/1959 Game2 Toronto Maple Leafs - Boston Bruins|id=F_DStBUeq_Q}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Mar.28/1959 Game3 Boston Bruins - Toronto Maple Leafs|id=z7b-97JV4K8}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Apr.04/1959 Game6 Boston Bruins - Toronto Maple Leafs|id=CIKbSR9U778}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1959 Stanley Cup Semi Final Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Game 7|id=vZkbj3pUJC4}}</ref>
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
|-
 
 
|[[1958–59 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1958–59 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
 
|[[1958–59 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1958–59 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
 
|Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress)
 
|Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|-
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|[[1958–59 Boston Bruins season|Boston]]-[[1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]
 
|Games 1–7 (joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Mar.26/1959 Game2 Toronto Maple Leafs - Boston Bruins|id=F_DStBUeq_Q}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Mar.28/1959 Game3 Boston Bruins - Toronto Maple Leafs|id=z7b-97JV4K8}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Apr.04/1959 Game6 Boston Bruins - Toronto Maple Leafs|id=CIKbSR9U778}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1959 Stanley Cup Semi Final Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins Game 7|id=vZkbj3pUJC4}}</ref>
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
|rowspan=2|[[1960 Stanley Cup playoffs|1960]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1960 Stanley Cup playoffs|1960]]
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
|[[1959–60 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
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|[[1959–60 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1959–60 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
 
|Games 1–4 (joined-in-progress)
 
|Games 1–4 (joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
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|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]]
 
|-
 
|-
|rowspan=2|[[1961 Stanley Cup playoffs|1961]]
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|rowspan=2|[[1961 Stanley Cup playoffs|1961]]
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|[[1960–61 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
 
|[[1960–61 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1960–61 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
|Games 1–6 (Games in Montréal, are joined-in-progress)
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|Games 1–6 (Games in Montreal are joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montréal)
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|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montreal)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Toronto-Detroit]]
 
|[[Maple Leafs–Red Wings rivalry|Toronto-Detroit]]
|Games 1–5 (Games in Toronto, joined-in progress)
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|Games 1–5 (Games in Toronto are joined-in progress)
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
 
|[[Foster Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
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|rowspan=2|[[1962 Stanley Cup playoffs|1962]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1962 Stanley Cup playoffs|1962]]
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
|[[1961–62 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1961–62 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
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|[[1961–62 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1961–62 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
 
|Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress)
 
|Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
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|-
 
|-
 
|[[1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1961–62 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
 
|[[1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1961–62 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]]
|Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress)
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|Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress)
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
|[[Jack Dennett]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Jack Dennett]] (in New York City)
 
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|-
 
|rowspan=2|[[1963 Stanley Cup playoffs|1963]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1963 Stanley Cup playoffs|1963]]
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|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Toronto-Montréal]]
 
|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Toronto-Montréal]]
 
|Games 1–5 (joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1962-63 1963 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Dave Keon Jean Beliveau|id=WyVuDbXRpnw}}</ref>
 
|Games 1–5 (joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1962-63 1963 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Dave Keon Jean Beliveau|id=WyVuDbXRpnw}}</ref>
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)<br>[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montréal)
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|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)<br>[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montreal)
|<br>[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montréal)
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|<br>[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montreal)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
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|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Montréal-Toronto]]
 
|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Montréal-Toronto]]
 
|Games 1–7 (Games 1–6 joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1964 Leafs vs Habs game #3 March 31st|id=xHdciJnLmyU}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1964 NHL SCP Semi Final G 6 Montreal @ Toronto 4 7 1964|id=DoeFPSwBlRQ}}</ref>
 
|Games 1–7 (Games 1–6 joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1964 Leafs vs Habs game #3 March 31st|id=xHdciJnLmyU}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1964 NHL SCP Semi Final G 6 Montreal @ Toronto 4 7 1964|id=DoeFPSwBlRQ}}</ref>
|[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montreal)<br>[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Bob Goldham]] and [[Brian McFarlane]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montreal)<br>Various newspaper writers (in Toronto)
 
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|-
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
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|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Chicago]]
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Detroit-Chicago]]
|Games 2, 5, 7 (Games 2, 5 joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Apr.11/1965 Game5 Chicago Blackhawks - Detroit Red Wings|id=6PCSlCcaW8Y}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 NHL Stanley Cup SF G7 Chicago vs Detroit (1965, April 15)|id=tJsqAhFtxR8}}</ref>
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|Games 2, 5, 7 (Games 2, 5 joined-in-progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 Stanley Cup Semi Final Chicago Blackhawks Vs Detroit Red Wings Game 5 4 11 1965 1|id=5EUSNFacHLc}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Apr.11/1965 Game5 Chicago Blackhawks - Detroit Red Wings|id=6PCSlCcaW8Y}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Apr.15/1965 Game7 Chicago Blackhawks - Detroit Red Wings|id=YE9M9a1Kxls}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 NHL Stanley Cup SF G7 Chicago vs Detroit (1965, April 15)|id=tJsqAhFtxR8}}</ref>
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
|[[Brian McFarlane]] (Game 7)
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|[[Jim Morrison (ice hockey)|Jim Morrison]] (Game 7)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Montréal-Toronto]]
 
|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Montréal-Toronto]]
|Games 1–6 (joined-in progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 NHL Stanley Cup SF G1 Toronto vs Montreal (1965, April 01)|id=Yop3XzDscsU}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 04 13 Montreal @ Toronto LEAF TV RB game 6 with Frank Selkie|id=UHxTaC6kk_c}}</ref>
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|Games 1–6 (joined-in progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 NHL Stanley Cup SF G1 Toronto vs Montreal (1965, April 01)|id=Yop3XzDscsU}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 Stanley Cup Semi Final Game 1|id=R_kIBi7viTk}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1965 04 13 Montreal @ Toronto LEAF TV RB game 6 with Frank Selkie|id=UHxTaC6kk_c}}</ref>
|[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montreal)<br>[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Brian McFarlane]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montreal)<br>Various newspaper writers (in Toronto)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|rowspan=2|[[1966 Stanley Cup playoffs|1966]]
 
|rowspan=2|[[1966 Stanley Cup playoffs|1966]]
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Montréal-Toronto]]
 
|[[Canadiens–Maple Leafs rivalry|Montréal-Toronto]]
|Games 1–4<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Apr.14/1966 Game4 Montreal Canadiens - Toronto Maple Leafs|id=ltwcKPveJZY}}</ref>
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|Games 1–4<ref>{{YouTube|title=NHL Apr.14/1966 Game4 Montreal Canadiens - Toronto Maple Leafs|id=ltwcKPveJZY}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=1966 04 14 Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens 01 Title 01|id=sxhzIzu0cbM}}</ref>
|[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Danny Gallivan]] (in Montreal)<br>[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]] (in Toronto)
|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Brian McFarlane]] (in Toronto)
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|[[Keith Dancy]] (in Montreal)<br>[[Brian McFarlane]] (in Toronto)
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
 
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
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|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|rowspan=2|Semifinals
 
|[[1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]-[[1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]
 
|[[1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]-[[1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]
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|Games 1–6 (Games 1–4, 6 joined-in progress)<ref>{{YouTube|title=Chicago Blackhawks Toronto Maple Leafs Apr. 15, 1967 Game 5 Highlights|id=y1u8hf1jRDc}}</ref><ref>{{YouTube|title=Brian Conacher Terry Sawchuk 1967 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Toronto Maple Leafs Chicago Blackhawks|id=hkMuBm327lg}}</ref>
|Games 1–6 (Games 1–4, 6 joined-in progress)
 
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill Hewitt]]
 
|[[Brian McFarlane]]
 
|[[Brian McFarlane]]
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|Games 1–4
 
|Games 1–4
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
 
|[[Danny Gallivan]]
|[[Dan Kelly (sportscaster)|Dan Kelly]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Dick Irvin, Jr.]] (in New York)
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|[[Dan Kelly (sportscaster)|Dan Kelly]] (in Montréal)<br>[[Dick Irvin Jr.]] (in New York)
 
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===Notes===
 
===Notes===
 
*[[1955 Stanley Cup playoffs|1955]] - Game 3 of the [[1954–55 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]-[[1954–55 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]] series and Game 5 of the [[1954–55 Boston Bruins season|Boston]]-[[1954–55 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]] series were televised nationally.
 
*[[1955 Stanley Cup playoffs|1955]] - Game 3 of the [[1954–55 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]]-[[1954–55 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]] series and Game 5 of the [[1954–55 Boston Bruins season|Boston]]-[[1954–55 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]] series were televised nationally.
*[[1956 Stanley Cup playoffs|1956]] - Game 4 of the [[1955–56 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1955–56 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] series was not the potential clincher, nor was it played in [[Montreal Forum|Montreal]]. Therefore, there was a possible chance that the game wasn't going to be televised.
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*[[1956 Stanley Cup playoffs|1956]] - Game 4 of the [[1955–56 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1955–56 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] series was not the potential clincher, nor was it played in [[Montreal Forum|Montréal]]. Therefore, there was a possible chance that the game wasn't going to be televised.
 
*[[1957 Stanley Cup playoffs|1957]] - Games 1, 2, and 4 of the [[1956–57 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1956–57 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] series were likely not seen outside the [[CBMT|Montreal]] region if not televised at all.
 
*[[1957 Stanley Cup playoffs|1957]] - Games 1, 2, and 4 of the [[1956–57 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1956–57 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] series were likely not seen outside the [[CBMT|Montreal]] region if not televised at all.
*[[1958 Stanley Cup playoffs|1958]] - Games 1, 2 and 3 of the [[1957–58 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1957–58 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]] series were likely not seen outside [[CBVE-TV|Quebec]].
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*[[1958 Stanley Cup playoffs|1958]] - Games 1–3 of the [[1957–58 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1957–58 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]] series were likely not seen outside [[CBVE-TV|Quebec]].
 
*[[1959 Stanley Cup playoffs|1959]] - [[Hockey Night in Canada|CBC]]'s telecast of Game 7 of [[1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1958–59 Boston Bruins season|Boston]] series at [[Boston Garden]] joins just before the start of the second period. [[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill]] and [[Foster Hewitt]] were simulcasting on Toronto's [[CJCL|CKFH]] and [[CBC Radio]], and one of them welcomes the television audience.
 
*[[1959 Stanley Cup playoffs|1959]] - [[Hockey Night in Canada|CBC]]'s telecast of Game 7 of [[1958–59 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1958–59 Boston Bruins season|Boston]] series at [[Boston Garden]] joins just before the start of the second period. [[Bill Hewitt (sportscaster)|Bill]] and [[Foster Hewitt]] were simulcasting on Toronto's [[CJCL|CKFH]] and [[CBC Radio]], and one of them welcomes the television audience.
 
*[[1960 Stanley Cup playoffs|1960]] - In the May 28 edition of the ''[[Winnipeg Free Press]]'', a ''[[Canadian Press]]'' article mentioned the fact that the [[CBC Television|CBC]] fielded numerous angry calls from viewers upset that [[Hockey Night in Canada|CBC]] continued to televise all three overtimes of Game 3 of the [[1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1959–60 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]] series. Because of this, the angry viewers missed several previously scheduled shows as the overtime continued on. The CBC said that the policy of telecasting each Stanley Cup playoff game to its conclusion would be enforced.
 
*[[1960 Stanley Cup playoffs|1960]] - In the May 28 edition of the ''[[Winnipeg Free Press]]'', a ''[[Canadian Press]]'' article mentioned the fact that the [[CBC Television|CBC]] fielded numerous angry calls from viewers upset that [[Hockey Night in Canada|CBC]] continued to televise all three overtimes of Game 3 of the [[1959–60 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1959–60 Detroit Red Wings season|Detroit]] series. Because of this, the angry viewers missed several previously scheduled shows as the overtime continued on. The CBC said that the policy of telecasting each Stanley Cup playoff game to its conclusion would be enforced.
 
*[[1961 Stanley Cup playoffs|1961]] - Some semifinal games may not have been seen outside the [[CBLT|Toronto]] or [[CBMT|Montreal]] metro areas.
 
*[[1961 Stanley Cup playoffs|1961]] - Some semifinal games may not have been seen outside the [[CBLT|Toronto]] or [[CBMT|Montreal]] metro areas.
 
**This may have been the first time that all playoff games were televised somewhere across Canada.
 
**This may have been the first time that all playoff games were televised somewhere across Canada.
*[[1962 Stanley Cup playoffs|1962]] - [[CBC Television|CBC]]'s [[CBWT|Winnipeg affiliate]] carried Game 3 of the [[1961–62 Montreal Canadiens season|Montreal]]-[[1961–62 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]] series at 8:30&nbsp;p.m. [[Central Time Zone (North America)|Central time]] (9 p.m. [[Eastern Time Zone|Eastern time]]). Meanwhile, they aired ''[[The Ed Sullivan Show]]'' at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Eastern), which included guest stars [[Wayne and Shuster]]. This was followed by ''Close-Up'' at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. Eastern), and then the hockey game in progress.
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*[[1962 Stanley Cup playoffs|1962]] - [[CBC Television|CBC]]'s [[CBWT|Winnipeg affiliate]] carried Game 3 of the [[1961–62 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1961–62 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]] series at 8:30 p.m. [[Central Time Zone (North America)|Central time]] (9 p.m. [[Eastern Time Zone|Eastern time]]). Meanwhile, they aired ''[[The Ed Sullivan Show]]'' at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Eastern), which included guest stars [[Wayne and Shuster]]. This was followed by ''Close-Up'' at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. Eastern), and then the hockey game in progress.
 
**On April 3, [[CBC Television|CBC]]'s affiliates in and near [[CBLT|Toronto]] aired ''[[Garry Moore|The Garry Moore Show]]'' at 8 p.m. followed by Game 4 of the [[1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1961–62 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] game in progress at 9 p.m.
 
**On April 3, [[CBC Television|CBC]]'s affiliates in and near [[CBLT|Toronto]] aired ''[[Garry Moore|The Garry Moore Show]]'' at 8 p.m. followed by Game 4 of the [[1961–62 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1961–62 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] game in progress at 9 p.m.
 
*[[1967 Stanley Cup playoffs|1967]] - Except Game 2 of the [[1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]] series, all Stanley Cup playoff games on [[Hockey Night in Canada|CBC]] were televised in [[Color television|color]]. The 1967 playoffs were the first time CBC televised NHL games in color.
 
*[[1967 Stanley Cup playoffs|1967]] - Except Game 2 of the [[1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]] series, all Stanley Cup playoff games on [[Hockey Night in Canada|CBC]] were televised in [[Color television|color]]. The 1967 playoffs were the first time CBC televised NHL games in color.
   
 
==American television coverage==
 
==American television coverage==
There was no American network television coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs until [[1965–66 NHL season|1965–66]] (which also marked the first telecasts of an NHL game in [[Color television|color]]), the second to last season of the Original Six era. The earliest known American television coverage of any kind occurred in [[1955–56 NHL season|1956]], when Games 3 and 5 of the [[1955–56 Montreal Canadiens season|Montréal]]-[[1955–56 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] playoff series were televised in the New York area on [[WPIX]] 11 at 9 p.m. local time. [[Bud Palmer]] worked play-by-play for those games on WPIX while and [[Jack McCarthy (television)|Jack McCarthy]] hosted from the studio.
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There was no American network television coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs until [[1965–66 NHL season|1965–66]] (which also marked the first telecasts of an NHL game in [[Color television|color]]), the second to last season of the Original Six era. The earliest known American television coverage of any kind occurred in [[1955–56 NHL season|1956]], when Games 3 and 5 of the [[1955–56 Montreal Canadiens season|Montreal]]-[[1955–56 New York Rangers season|New York Rangers]] playoff series were televised in the New York area on [[WPIX]] 11 at 9 p.m. local time. [[Bud Palmer]] worked play-by-play for those games on WPIX while and [[Jack McCarthy (television)|Jack McCarthy]] hosted from the studio.
   
 
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|'''Network'''
 
|'''Network'''
 
|'''[[Play-by-play]]'''
 
|'''[[Play-by-play]]'''
|'''[[Color commentator]]s'''
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|'''[[Color commentator]](s)'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[1966 Stanley Cup playoffs|1966]]
 
|[[1966 Stanley Cup playoffs|1966]]
 
|Semifinals
 
|Semifinals
 
|Games 2, 5
 
|Games 2, 5
|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
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|[[Blackhawks–Red Wings rivalry|Chicago-Detroit]]
 
|[[NHL on NBC|NBC]]
 
|[[NHL on NBC|NBC]]
 
|[[Win Elliot]]
 
|[[Win Elliot]]
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|Semifinals
 
|Semifinals
 
|Game 5
 
|Game 5
|[[1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]-[[1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]
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|[[1966–67 Chicago Black Hawks season|Chicago]]-[[1966–67 Toronto Maple Leafs season|Toronto]]
 
|[[NHL on CBS|CBS]]
 
|[[NHL on CBS|CBS]]
 
|[[Jim Gordon (sportscaster)|Jim Gordon]]
 
|[[Jim Gordon (sportscaster)|Jim Gordon]]

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Template:Short description Template:Refimprove The Original Six are the six teams (Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Toronto Maple Leafs) that composed the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942–43 season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. The name is something of a misnomer, since there were other NHL franchises that ceased operations before 1942, including some that were founded before some of the Original Six. The term dates from the 1967 expansion which added six new franchises; hence the six expansion teams and the "Original Six".

Canadian television coverage[]

In the 1952–53 season, CBC began televising Hockey Night in Canada as a simulcast to the radio calls, joining the games in progress either 30 minutes or 60 minutes after the opening faceoff. Until 1961, the CBC was the only operating television network in Canada. Not only that, it was likely that not all Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens playoff games were televised in the early years, including to their local markets.

Year Round Series Games covered Play-by-play Colour commentator(s)
1953 Semifinals Montréal-Chicago Games 1–2, 5–7 (joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
1954 Semifinals Detroit-Toronto in Toronto (joined-in-progress) Foster Hewitt
Montréal-Boston in Montréal (joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
1955 Semifinals Detroit-Toronto in Toronto (joined-in-progress) Foster Hewitt
Montréal-Boston in Montréal (joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
1956 Semifinals Montréal-New York Rangers Games 1–5 (joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
Detroit-Toronto Games 3–5 (joined-in-progress) Foster Hewitt
1957 Semifinals Montréal-New York Rangers Games 1–5 (Games in Montreal joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
1958 Semifinals Montréal-Detroit Games 1–4 (joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
New York Rangers-Boston Games 3, 6 (joined-in-progress) Foster Hewitt (Game 3)
Danny Gallivan (Game 6)
1959 Semifinals Montréal-Chicago Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
Boston-Toronto Games 1–7 (joined-in-progress)[1][2][3][4] Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt
1960 Semifinals Montréal-Chicago Games 1–4 (joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan
Toronto-Detroit Games 1–6 (joined-in-progress) Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt
1961 Semifinals Montréal-Chicago Games 1–6 (Games in Montreal are joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy (in Montreal)
Toronto-Detroit Games 1–5 (Games in Toronto are joined-in progress) Bill Hewitt Foster Hewitt (in Toronto)
1962 Semifinals Montréal-Chicago Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress) Danny Gallivan Keith Dancy
Toronto-New York Rangers Games 1–6 (Games 1–5 joined-in-progress) Bill Hewitt Jack Dennett (in New York City)
1963 Semifinals Toronto-Montréal Games 1–5 (joined-in-progress)[5] Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)
Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)

Keith Dancy (in Montreal)
Chicago-Detroit Game 6 Bill Hewitt
1964 Semifinals Montréal-Toronto Games 1–7 (Games 1–6 joined-in-progress)[6][7] Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)
Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)
Keith Dancy (in Montreal)
Various newspaper writers (in Toronto)
Chicago-Detroit Games 2, 5 (joined-in-progress) Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane
1965 Semifinals Detroit-Chicago Games 2, 5, 7 (Games 2, 5 joined-in-progress)[8][9][10][11] Bill Hewitt Jim Morrison (Game 7)
Montréal-Toronto Games 1–6 (joined-in progress)[12][13][14] Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)
Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)
Keith Dancy (in Montreal)
Various newspaper writers (in Toronto)
1966 Semifinals Montréal-Toronto Games 1–4[15][16] Danny Gallivan (in Montreal)
Bill Hewitt (in Toronto)
Keith Dancy (in Montreal)
Brian McFarlane (in Toronto)
Chicago-Detroit Games 5–6 Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane
1967 Semifinals Chicago-Toronto Games 1–6 (Games 1–4, 6 joined-in progress)[17][18] Bill Hewitt Brian McFarlane
Montréal-New York Rangers Games 1–4 Danny Gallivan Dan Kelly (in Montréal)
Dick Irvin Jr. (in New York)

Notes[]

  • 1955 - Game 3 of the Detroit-Toronto series and Game 5 of the Boston-Montréal series were televised nationally.
  • 1956 - Game 4 of the Montréal-New York Rangers series was not the potential clincher, nor was it played in Montréal. Therefore, there was a possible chance that the game wasn't going to be televised.
  • 1957 - Games 1, 2, and 4 of the Montréal-New York Rangers series were likely not seen outside the Montreal region if not televised at all.
  • 1958 - Games 1–3 of the Montréal-Detroit series were likely not seen outside Quebec.
  • 1959 - CBC's telecast of Game 7 of Toronto-Boston series at Boston Garden joins just before the start of the second period. Bill and Foster Hewitt were simulcasting on Toronto's CKFH and CBC Radio, and one of them welcomes the television audience.
  • 1960 - In the May 28 edition of the Winnipeg Free Press, a Canadian Press article mentioned the fact that the CBC fielded numerous angry calls from viewers upset that CBC continued to televise all three overtimes of Game 3 of the Toronto-Detroit series. Because of this, the angry viewers missed several previously scheduled shows as the overtime continued on. The CBC said that the policy of telecasting each Stanley Cup playoff game to its conclusion would be enforced.
  • 1961 - Some semifinal games may not have been seen outside the Toronto or Montreal metro areas.
    • This may have been the first time that all playoff games were televised somewhere across Canada.
  • 1962 - CBC's Winnipeg affiliate carried Game 3 of the Montréal-Chicago series at 8:30 p.m. Central time (9 p.m. Eastern time). Meanwhile, they aired The Ed Sullivan Show at 7 p.m. (8 p.m. Eastern), which included guest stars Wayne and Shuster. This was followed by Close-Up at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. Eastern), and then the hockey game in progress.
    • On April 3, CBC's affiliates in and near Toronto aired The Garry Moore Show at 8 p.m. followed by Game 4 of the Toronto-New York Rangers game in progress at 9 p.m.
  • 1967 - Except Game 2 of the Toronto-Chicago series, all Stanley Cup playoff games on CBC were televised in color. The 1967 playoffs were the first time CBC televised NHL games in color.

American television coverage[]

There was no American network television coverage of the Stanley Cup playoffs until 1965–66 (which also marked the first telecasts of an NHL game in color), the second to last season of the Original Six era. The earliest known American television coverage of any kind occurred in 1956, when Games 3 and 5 of the Montreal-New York Rangers playoff series were televised in the New York area on WPIX 11 at 9 p.m. local time. Bud Palmer worked play-by-play for those games on WPIX while and Jack McCarthy hosted from the studio.

Year Round Series Games covered Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s)
1966 Semifinals Games 2, 5 Chicago-Detroit NBC Win Elliot Bill Mazer
1967 Semifinals Game 5 Chicago-Toronto CBS Jim Gordon Stu Nahan

Notes[]

  • 1967 - CBS was scheduled to televise the Game 2 of the New York Rangers-Montréal series. However, an AFTRA strike forced cancellation of the telecast.

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