1978 Stanley Cup Finals

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1978 Stanley Cup Finals
1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
Montreal Canadiens 4 3 0 3 4 4 4
Boston Bruins 1 2 4 4 1 1 2
* indicates periods of overtime
Location(s) Montreal (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Boston (Boston Garden) (3,4,6)
Coaches Montreal: Scotty Bowman
Boston: Don Cherry
Captains Montreal: Yvan Cournoyer
Boston: Wayne Cashman
Dates May 13 to 25, 1978
MVP Larry Robinson (Canadiens)
Series-winning goal Mario Tremblay (9:20, first, G6)
Networks CBC (Canada-English), SRC (Canada-French), NHL Network (United States)
Announcers Dan Kelly (Boston), Danny Gallivan (Montreal), Dick Irvin, and Chico Resch

The 1978 Stanley Cup Finals championship series was contested by the Boston Bruins and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens, making their third-straight appearance. The series was a rematch of the 1977 final. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to two, to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup.[1]

Paths to the Finals[edit]

Montreal defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–1 and the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 to advance to the final.

Boston defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 to make it to the final.

Game summaries[edit]

Defenceman Larry Robinson of Montreal led all players with 17 assists, and finished tied with teammate Guy Lafleur with 21 points, to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.


Montreal won series 4–2


Montreal Canadiens 1978 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Players

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders

Coaching and administrative staff:

Stanley Cup engraving

  • †Murray Wilson only played 12 games due to spinal fusion surgery. His name was engraved on the Cup in 1978, even though he did not qualify.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens capture third straight cup after 4-1 win". St Petersburg Times (Page 32). May 26, 1978. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 
  • 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
1977
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1978
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1979