1987 Stanley Cup Finals

1987 ice hockey championship series

The 1987 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1986–87 season, and the culmination of the 1987 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested between the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers. The Oilers won the series 4–3, for their third Stanley Cup victory. This would be the fifth of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta (the Oilers appeared in six, the Calgary Flames in two), and the fourth of five consecutive Finals to end with the Cup presentation on Alberta ice (the Oilers won four times, the Montreal Canadiens once).

1987 Stanley Cup Finals
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Edmonton Oilers 43*34323 4
Philadelphia Flyers 22*51431 3
* overtime periods
Location(s)Edmonton: Northlands Coliseum (1, 2, 5, 7)
Philadelphia: Spectrum (3, 4, 6)
CoachesEdmonton: Glen Sather
Philadelphia: Mike Keenan
CaptainsEdmonton: Wayne Gretzky
Philadelphia: Dave Poulin
RefereesDave Newell (1, 6)
Andy Van Hellemond (2, 4, 7)
Don Koharski (3, 5)
DatesMay 17 – May 31
MVPRon Hextall (Flyers)
Series-winning goalJari Kurri (14:59, second,G7)
NetworksCBC (Canada-English, 1, 2, 6, 7),
Global/Can-West (Canada-English, 3, 4, 5, and 7),
SRC (Canada-French),
ESPN (United States),
PRISM (Philadelphia area, 3, 4, 6),
WGBS (Philadelphia area, 1, 2, 5, 7)
AnnouncersBob Cole and Harry Neale (CBC)
Dan Kelly and John Davidson (Global-CanWest)
Mike Emrick and Bill Clement (ESPN)
Gene Hart and Bobby Taylor (PRISM and WGBS)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Diamond, Dan (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Toronto: Total Sports Canada. ISBN 978-1-892129-07-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Bolton, Ont.: Fenn Pub. pp. 12, 50. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7.
Preceded by
Montreal Canadiens
1986
Edmonton Oilers
Stanley Cup Champions

1987
Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers
1988