1978 Stanley Cup Finals


1978 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1978 Stanley Cup Finals were played from May 13 to May 25, 1978 between the Boston Bruins and the defending champion Montreal Canadiens, making their third straight appearance. The Series was a rematch of the 1977 Finals. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to two, to win their third straight Stanley Cup.

Paths to the Final

Montreal defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4–1 and the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–0 to advance to the finals. Boston defeated the Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 to make it to the finals.

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.

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

"Montreal wins the series 4–2."

"Larry Robinson won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP."

Montreal Canadiens 1978 Stanley Cup champions

Stanley Cup champion|team=Montreal Canadiens |year=1973
centers=*6 Pierre Mondou
*8 Doug Risebrough
*20 Peter Mahovlich
*21 Doug Jarvis
*25 Jacques Lemaire
*28 Pierre Larouche
defence=*2 Bill Nyrop
*3 Brian Engblom
*5 Guy Lapointe
*18 Serge Savard
*19 Larry Robinson
*24 Gilles Lupien
*26 Pierre Bouchard
*27 Rick Chartraw
goaltenders=*1 Michel Bunny Larocque
*29 Ken Dryden
wingers=*10 Guy Lafleur
*11 Yvon Lambert
*12 Yvan Cournoyer (Captain)
*14 Mario Tremblay
*15 Rejean Houle
*17 Murray Wilson
*22 Steve Shutt
*23 Bob Gainey
non-players=
*Jacques Courtois (President), Sam Pollock (Vice President/General Manager)
*Jean Beliveau (Vice President), William Scotty Bowman (Head Coach)
*Peter Bronfman (Chairman/Owner), Edward Bronfman (Executive Director/Owner)
*Al MacNeil (Director of Player Personnel), Eddie Palchak (Trainer), Pierre Meilluer (Ass't Trainer)
*Claude Ruel (Director of Player Development), Floyd Curry, Ron Caron, (Ass't General Managers)

engraving-notes=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.|

ee also

* List of Stanley Cup champions
* 1977–78 NHL season

References

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