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Grand moments

May 25th, 1978
STANLEY CUP NO. 21
On May 25, 1978 the Canadiens traveled to Boston to meet the Bruins in the sixth game of the Stanley Cup Finals.

For a second year running, Scotty Bowman’s troops, holding a 3-2 lead in the series, stood to capture hockey’s most prized award in front of a disappointed Boston crowd.

Mario Tremblay, making only his fifth postseason appearance of the spring, came through for the Canadiens. With the score tied 1-1 after goals by Boston’s Brad Park and teammate Steve Shutt, the “Bionic Blueberry” got down to business. The 22-year-old forward notched his first goal - the eventual game-winner - at the 9:20 mark of the first period. He worked his magic again midway through the second, beating Gerry Cheevers a second time. Before time wound down in the final frame, Réjean Houle had also managed to put one past the Bruin netminder while Ken Dryden backstopped his team to a 4-1 victory.

The Canadiens captured the Stanley Cup for a third consecutive year, the 21 time in team history.

Thanks to a pair of assists in the final game, Larry Robinson joined Guy Lapointe atop the playoff scoring ladder with 21 points and became the second defenseman in NHL history to be named Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the NHL's most valuable player in the postseason.