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With a campaign that was almost a carbon-copy of the previous one, the 1977-78 Montreal [...]More
The intensity permeating a match-up between Boston and Montreal is derived from a lifetime of [...]More
Since 1893, the top teams in Canada and the United States have battled it out for the Stanley [...]More
On May 19, 1989, as the Calgary Flames took to the Forum ice for the third game of the Stanley [...]More
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.