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1977 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4* Games
Montreal Canadiens  7 3 4 2 4
Boston Bruins  3 0 2 1 0
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 to May 14, 1977
MVP: Guy Lafleur (Montreal)
Jacques Lemaire (4:32, first OT, G4)
 < 1976 Stanley Cup Finals 1978 > 

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

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

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.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 7 Boston 3 Montreal 7
May 10 Boston 0 Montreal 3
May 12 Montreal 4 Boston 2
May 14 Montreal 2 Boston 1 OT

Montreal wins the series 4–0.

Montreal Canadiens 1977 Stanley Cup champions




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


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.
  • †† not on Cup. Engblom played 2 playoff games, no regular-season games and no games in the finals.

See also



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

Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens


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