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Dominique Ducharme’s improbable Cup run earns him Canadiens head coaching job

May 8, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme speaks to forward Johs Anderson in the third period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

It was a Cinderella run that ended in a 5 game defeat to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but interim head coach Dominique Ducharme earned his stripes.

The Montreal Canadiens named him their permanent head coach on Tuesday after he led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1993.

Ducharme was named interim head coach on Feb.