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May 25th, 1989: Al MacInnis Leads Calgary Flames to Their Only Stanley Cup

Published by on May 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

This final would be a rematch from three years prior.

The Calgary Flames would square off again with the Montreal Canadiens for the Stanley Cup, looking to avenge their defeat in 1986.

It would be a meeting of the regular season’s top teams, the number one seeds from the formerly-named Campbell conference and Prince of Wales conference.

Montreal, led by rookie coach Pat Burns, had lost only three games in the three playoff series leading up to the final.

The Flames did not have as smooth a ride to the finals. Terry Crisp, in his second season as coach, and his team would battle Vancouver to seven games in the first round.

Flames fans will vividly recall Mike Vernon’s gl...

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