1977 Stanley Cup Finals

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1977 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1 2 3 4* Games
Montreal Canadiens  7 3 4 2 4
Boston Bruins  3 0 2 1 0
* indicates periods of overtime
Location: Montreal (Montreal Forum) (1,2)
Boston (Boston Garden) (3,4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Montreal: Scotty Bowman
Boston: Don Cherry
Captains: Montreal: Yvan Cournoyer
Boston: John Bucyk
Dates: May 7–14, 1977
MVP: Guy Lafleur (Montreal)
Jacques Lemaire (4:32, first OT, G4)
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The 1977 Stanley Cup Final championship series was contested by the Boston Bruins and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens. The Bruins were making their first appearance in the final series since their loss in the 1974 final. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to none, to win their second straight Stanley Cup.

Paths to the final[edit]

Montreal defeated the St. Louis Blues 4–0 and the New York Islanders 4–2 to advance to the final.

Boston defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–0 to make it to the final.

The series[edit]

Jacques Lemaire scored three game-winning goals, including the Cup-winner in overtime. Guy Lafleur won the Conn Smythe Trophy for scoring 9 goals and 17 assists during the playoffs.

Montreal won series 4–0

Montreal Canadiens 1977 Stanley Cup champions[edit]



  • † Serge Savard served as Captain, when Yvan Cournoyer missed the whole playoffs due to a back injury.

  Coaching and administrative staff

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Bob Gainey was misspelled on the Stanley Cup as ROBERT GAINY missing an "E". When the Replica Cup was created in 1992–93, ROBERT GAINEY was spelled correctly with 1977 Montreal.
  • #2 Brian Engblom played 2 playoff games, no regular-season games and no games in the finals. His name was left off the cup, because he did not qualify.

See also[edit]


  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. NHL. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7. 
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens