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Encyclopedia > 1998 Stanley Cup Finals

The 1998 Stanley Cup Finals were played in the 105th year of the Stanley Cup. The series was played between the Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals. The Red Wings were led by Captain Steve Yzerman, Coach Scotty Bowman, and Goalie Chris Osgood. The Capitals were led by Captain Dale Hunter, Coach Ron Wilson, and Goalie Olaf Kolzig. The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario. ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League team based in Washington, D.C. Founded: 1974 Formerly Known As: Arena: MCI Center Uniform colors: Blue and gold Logo design: Two logos: 1) The United States capitol dome, crossed hockey sticks, a puck, and the words WASHINGTON CAPITALS, and 2) A... Steve Yzerman (born May 9, 1965 in Cranbrook, British Columbia), is a professional ice hockey player. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... Chris Osgood (born 26 November 1972 in Peace River, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Dale Hunter (born July 31, 1960) is a former Canadian ice hockey player. ... For other notable people named Ron Wilson see Ron Wilson (disambiguation) Ron Wilson (Born: May 28, 1955 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada-) is a Canadian current head coach and former National Hockey League player. ... Olaf Kölzig makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes. ...

  • Game 1. June 9, Detroit 2 Washington 1
  • Game 2. June 11, Detroit 5 Washington 4
  • Game 3. June 13, Detroit 2 Washington 1
  • Game 4. June 16, Detroit 4 Washington 1

Conn Smythe Trophy winner Steve Yzerman The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


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When Detroit won the Stanley Cup last year, Chris Osgood spent most of his time on the bench.
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