It’s spring 1979. The Montreal Canadiens reign as the most dominant team in NHL history. They’ve won the past three Stanley Cups. The squad is loaded with future Hall of Famers, from Guy Lafleur up front to Larry Robinson on defense to Ken Dryden in goal. Poised to win a fourth straight title, the Canadiens breeze through the quarterfinal, sweeping the Toronto Maple Leafs. The semifinal poses a legitimate threat. The Habs draw the Boston Bruins, their most hated rival, whom they beat in the previous two finals.
STEVE SHUTT: (Montreal left winger) We knew it was going to be a battle and, really, when we went into that series, we knew us or Boston, no disrespect to the New York Rangers, but we were better teams than the Rangers, who were waiting for us in the final. Basically, this series ...
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