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1978 Stanley Cup Finals

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1978 Stanley Cup Finals

1978 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams12*34*56Games
Montreal Canadiens 4303444
Boston Bruins  1 2 44 1 1 2
* indicates periods of overtime
Location:Montreal (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Boston (Boston Garden) (3,4,6)
Format:Best-of-seven
Coaches:Montreal: Scotty Bowman
Boston: Don Cherry
Captains:Montreal: Yvan Cournoyer
Boston: Wayne Cashman
Dates:May 13 to 25, 1978
MVP:Larry Robinson, (Montreal)
Series-winning
goal:
Mario Tremblay (9:20, first, G6)
 < 1977Stanley Cup Finals1979 > 

The 1978 Stanley Cup Final 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 Final

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.

The series

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

Roster


  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

References

Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1977
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

1978
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1979
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