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1998 Stanley Cup Finals

1998 ice hockey championship series

The 1998 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's (NHL) 1997–98 season, and the culmination of the 1998 Stanley Cup playoffs. It was contested by the Western Conference champion and defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals. The winner was the Detroit Red Wings.

1998 Stanley Cup Finals
1234 Total
Detroit Red Wings 25*24 4
Washington Capitals 14*11 0
* indicates periods of overtime
Location(s)Detroit: Joe Louis Arena) (1, 2)
Washington: MCI Center) (3, 4)
CoachesDetroit: Scotty Bowman
Washington: Ron Wilson
CaptainsDetroit: Steve Yzerman
Washington: Dale Hunter
RefereesBill McCreary (1, 4)
Don Koharski (2)
Terry Gregson (3)
DatesJune 9 – June 16
MVPSteve Yzerman (Red Wings)
Series-winning goalMartin Lapointe (2:26, second, G4)
NetworksCBC (Canada-English), SRC (Canada-French), Fox (United States, game one), ESPN (United States, games 2–4)
AnnouncersBob Cole and Harry Neale (CBC), Mike Emrick and John Davidson (Fox), Gary Thorne and Bill Clement (ESPN)