1st of division Adams – 6th overall
In the playoffs …
Head Coach: Jacques Lemaire
Goalkeepers: Steve Penney (6-6) and Doug Soetaert (0-0)
After just 19 regular-season games, Guy Lafleur bows out and leaves the Canadiens to the young 33 years old. The frictions he had with the leaders of the team are probably no stranger to his early withdrawal from hockey. The event, however, will not prevent Canadians from returning to the divisional championship that year.
The first series against the Boston Bruins will push Canadians to the limit of 5 games. Montreal will win by the margin of one goal or 1-0 at the Forum.
The Adams division final will be one of the most memorable series in the history of the Montreal and Quebec franchises. The two teams will trade victories and defeats until the final 7th match will be won in prologation by the Nordiques with a goal from Dale Hunter.
Edmonton repeated its 1984 feat and won the Stanley Cup against the formidable Philadelphia Flyers, first overall at the close of the 1984-85 season.…