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1977 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1 2 3 4* Games
Montreal Canadiens  7 3 4 2* 4
Boston Bruins  3 0 2 1* 0
* indicates periods of overtime
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 7–14, 1977
MVP: Guy Lafleur (Canadiens)
Series-winning
goal:
Jacques Lemaire (4:32, first OT, G4)
Networks: CBC, NHL Network
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The 1977 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1976–77 season, and the finish to the 1977 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was played between 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 championship, and 20th overall.

Paths to the Finals

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.

Game summaries

Jacques Lemaire scored three game-winning goals, including the Cup-winner in overtime. Guy Lafleur won the Conn Smythe Trophy for scoring 10 goals and 17 assists during the playoffs.

Montreal won series 4–0

Montreal Canadiens 1977 Stanley Cup champions

Roster

  Centers
  • 8 Doug Risebrough
  • 20 Peter Mahovlich
  • 21 Doug Jarvis
  • 24 Pierre Mondou
  • 25 Jacques Lemaire
  • 28 Mike Polich
  Wingers
  • 6 Jim Roberts
  • 10 Guy Lafleur
  • 11 Yvon Lambert
  • 12 Yvan Cournoyer (Captain)
  • 14 Mario Tremblay
  • 15 Réjean Houle
  • 17 Murray Wilson
  • 22 Steve Shutt
  • 23 Bob Gainey
  Defensemen
  • 2 Bill Nyrop
  • 5 Guy Lapointe
  • 18 Serge Savard†
  • 19 Larry Robinson
  • 26 Pierre Bouchard
  • 27 Rick Chartraw
  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • Jacques Courtois (President), Sam Pollock (Vice President/General Manager)
  • Jean Béliveau (Vice President – Director of Cooperate Relations), William Scotty Bowman (Head Coach)
  • Peter Bronfman (Chairman/Owner/Director), Edward Bronfman (Executive Director/Owner)
  • Claude Ruel (Director of Player Development), Floyd Curry (Asst. General Manager), Ron Caron (Asst. General Manager)
  • Pierre Meilleur (Asst. Trainer), Eddy Palchak (Trainer)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • † Serge Savard served as interim captain when Yvan Cournoyer missed the whole playoffs due to a back injury.
  • 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.
  • #3 Brian Engblom played two playoff games, no regular-season games and no games in the finals. His name was left off the Cup because he did not qualify. Engblom also won the Calder Cup with Mike Polich, and Pierre Mondou in 1977.
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1976
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions

1977
Succeeded by
Montreal Canadiens
1978
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