Yet another Montreal Canadiens dynasty was capped off with this, their fourth straight Stanley Cup victory. What was more remarkable, perhaps, was that this was the second time Montreal had won four straight dating back to 1960 when they won five straight.
The final series against the Rangers was perhaps anticlimactic, coming off the heels of a legendary battle with the Bruins. This was the Canadiens sixth cup of the 1970's decade. Bob Gainey won the Conn Smythe Trophy, scoring 16 points in 6 games.
Ken Dryden, Yvan Cournoyer, and Jaques Lemaire retired after the season, having combined for an amazing 24 Cup rings together.
This would also be coach Scotty Bowman's last year behind the Canadiens bench having coached his fifth Stanley Cup title.