1978 Stanley Cup Finals

1978 Stanley Cup Finals
123456 Total
Montreal Canadiens 43*03*44 4
Boston Bruins 12*44*11 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 – May 25
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 was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1977–78 season, and the culmination of the 1978 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Boston Bruins and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens, making their third straight appearance in the Finals. The series was a rematch of the 1977 Stanley Cup Finals. The Canadiens won the best-of-seven series, four games to two, to win their third consecutive Stanley Cup championship.[1]

Paths to the Finals

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

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



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


  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
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
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