Happy Anniversary: Flames Cup Win Turns 26

On this date in 1989, the Calgary Flames joined an elite group!

By virtue of their 4-2 win in Game 6 of the 1989 Stanley Cup Final, the Flames captured their first – and so far, only – Stanley Cup.

Doug Gilmour scored twice, including the game-winner, Lanny McDonald scored the insurance goal in his final National Hockey League game, and Colin Patterson scored the other goal. Mike Vernon made 20 saves for the win, and Al MacInnis was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner following the game.

The Flames were one of two visiting teams to beat a Montreal club in the old Forum for a Stanley Cup. The New York Rangers beat the Montreal Maroons for the Cup on Forum ice in 1928.

  • MattyFranchise

    The Flames were one of two visiting teams to beat a Montreal club in the old Forum for a Stanley Cup. The New York Rangers beat the Montreal Maroons for the Cup on Forum ice in 1928.

    Damn it! I was going to say that!

    Also, this game was the one that made me a lifelong Flames fan. I remember like it was yesterday, my mom let me stay up late to watch it with her cause her whole side of the family are Flames fans too. Never gonna forget it.

  • RKD

    This started it all for me.. I was 7 years old, just barely old enough to remember, but what great memories!

    I hope to see one more cup in Calgary before I die!

  • RKD

    Thanks for another exhaustively researched, insightful, in depth article. A shame you couldn’t drag out the same old tired Corsi chart you have used in every article about Flames players over the past 10 days…

    How about more thoughtful content on a consistent basis like our friends up north at Oilersnation?

  • RKD

    I would love to see the Flames hoist a Stanley Cup. Lots of great pieces in place, I like the young core of this team. Having a guy like Bennett in the lineup will allow us some more options to spread out the offence. Hunter Smith looks promising. Once they strengthen the blueline, they will have a shot to go deeper.