| May 13 to 25, 1978|
May 13, 1978
| Montreal (Montreal Forum) (1,2,5)
Boston (Boston Garden) (3,4,6)|
Montreal: Scotty Bowman
Boston: Don Cherry
Montreal: Yvan Cournoyer
Boston: Wayne Cashman
Mario Tremblay (9:20, first, G6)
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The 1978 Stanley Cup Finals 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.
1978 Stanley Cup Finals Wikipedia
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.
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.†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.