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Sawchuk ties playoff record in Wings sweep

Updated: April 9, 2002, 9:29 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

April 15, 1952

With Terry Sawchuk tying a playoff record with his fourth shutout, the Red Wings complete their four-game sweep of the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup final. They become the first team to win eight straight games in a postseason without a defeat.

Sawchuk, the Vezina Trophy winner during the regular season, stops 26 shots in the Red Wings' 3-0 victory. In posting his second straight shutout at home, he allowed the Canadiens only two goals in the four games. ...

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