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Stanley Cup Final

Raising the Cup presents: Game 6 1989 Stanley Cup Final

Wednesday, 07.27.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network

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The 1989 rendition of the Stanley Cup Final featured the regular-season's two best teams in the NHL. During the 1988-89 regular season, the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens were the League's top clubs, as the former owned the best record in the Smythe Division of the Campbell Conference, while the latter conquered the Adams Division of the Prince of Wales Conference with 115 and 117 points, respectively. It was only fitting that the two franchises would meet to battle for Lord Stanley's Cup, which still represents the last time two top-seeded teams advanced to the Cup Final.

In one of the more historic Final battles, the Flames prevailed in six games against the Canadiens, becoming the first relocated NHL team to capture the Stanley Cup.

Through the first three games, the Habs controlled the series, 2-1, after a 4-3 double overtime win in Game 3. From that potentially momentum-capturing point, the Flames burned through the next three games. Led by Doug Gilmour and his two-goal effort in Game 6, the Flames skated away hoisting the Cup.
The most memorable hoist belonged to co-captain eventual NHL Hall-of-Famer, Lanny McDonald. It took 18 seasons, but McDonald -- who collected 500 goals and 500-plus assists during his tenure in the League -- finally got his chance to hang up his skates as a champion. McDonald went on to retire the following season.

Impressive feats didn't end with Gilmour's clutch performance or McDonald's final hoorah. Flames defenseman Al MacInnis stole the show throughout the 1989 playoff run. MacInnis went on to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the playoff MVP, with 31 points and, in the process, became the first blueliner to have the most points during the postseason.

DATE recap GAME
Mon, Jul 18 1982 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
Tue, Jul 19 1983 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Wed, Jul 20 1984 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Thu, Jul 21 1985 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Fri, Jul 22 1986 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Mon, Jul 25 1987 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Jul 26 1988 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Wed, Jul 27 1989 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thu, Jul 28 1990 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Jul 29 1992 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Chicago Blackhawks vs.Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 1 1993 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings
Tue, Aug 2 1994 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks
Wed, Aug 3 1995 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils
Thu, Aug 4 1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers
Fri, Aug 5 1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Mon, Aug 8 1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
Tue, Aug 9 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Wed, Aug 10 2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils
Thu, Aug 11 2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 12 2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Mon, Aug 15 2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils
Tue, Aug 16 2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Wed, Aug 17 2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Thu, Aug 18 2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators
Fri, Aug 19 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 22 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 23 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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