The 1986 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Calgary Flames in their first Final appearance and the Montreal Canadiens in their 32nd. The Canadiens would win the best-of-seven series four games to one, to win their twenty-third Stanley Cup. It was the first all-Canadian finals since 1967.

Paths to the FinalEdit

For more details on this topic, see 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Calgary defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3–0, the defending champion Edmonton Oilers 4–3 and the St. Louis Blues 4–3 to advance to the final. Montreal defeated the Boston Bruins 3–0, the Hartford Whalers 4–3, and the New York Rangers 4–1 to make it to the final.

The seriesEdit

Brian Skrudland's game-winning goal in game two ended the shortest overtime in NHL playoff history, at a mere nine seconds. Montreal rookie goaltender Patrick Roy was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
Fri, May 16 Montreal 2Calgary 5
Sun, May 18 Montreal 3 Calgary 2 OT
Tue, May 20 Calgary 3 Montreal 5
Thu, May 22 Calgary 0 Montreal 1
Sat, May 24 Montreal 4 Calgary 3

Montreal wins the series 4–1.

Montreal Canadiens 1986 Stanley Cup champions Edit



* won the Calder Cup as American Hockey League(AHL) Championship in 1985 with Sherbrooke Canadiens.

Starting in 1985-86 season, each NHL team was required to list two alternate captains (along with the team captain) for each game. Some teams may have more than two alternates, but only two can be marked with an 'A' each game.


Stanley Cup Engraving

  • 4 names were not engraved on the Stanley Cup, but included on the team picture. †Steve Penney was dressed for 30 games, played 18. †Sergio Momesso played 24 regular season games. Both players missed the rest of season injured. They qualified to be on the cup, because of injury exemptions, but Montreal still left them off.
  • †Randy Bucyk played 17 regular season games, and 2 playoff games, and did not play in the finals. He did not qualify be on the Stanley Cup.
  • †Morgan McCammon was included on the cup with Montreal in 1979 as a Director. It is tradition that Chairman of the Board name is engraved on the Stanley Cup, but Montreal left McCammon's name off on the Cup in 1986.

The Montreal Canadiens played 11 rookies on their squad: Mike McPhee, Stephane Richer, Brian Skrudland, Mike Lalor, Patrick Roy, Steve Rooney, John Kordic, Claude Lemieux, David Maley, Sergio Momesso and Randy Bucyk. In addition the Canadiens in 1986 were the last team to win the Stanley Cup without making at least one trade during the regular season. The only changes in the teams lineup were through their minor league team AHL Sherbrooke Canadiens.

See alsoEdit


  • (2000) Total Stanley Cup. NHL. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
Preceded by
Edmonton Oilers
Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Edmonton Oilers

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