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1978 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2* 3 4* 5 6 Games
Montreal Canadiens  4 3 0 3 4 4 4
Boston Bruins  1 2 4 4 1 1 2
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 May 25, 1978
MVP: Larry Robinson, (Montreal)
Mario Tremblay (9:20, first, G6)
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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.


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.

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 13 Boston 1 Montreal 4
May 16 Boston 2 Montreal 3 OT
May 18 Montreal 0 Boston 4
May 21 Montreal 3 Boston 4 OT
May 23 Boston 1 Montreal 4
May 25 Montreal 4 Boston 1

Montreal wins the series 4–2.

Montreal Canadiens 1978 Stanley Cup champions





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



  • 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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