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1990 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1*** 2 3 4 5 Games
Edmonton Oilers  3*** 7 1 5 4 4
Boston Bruins  2*** 2 2 1 1 1
* – overtime periods
Location: Boston: Boston Garden (1, 2, 5)
Edmonton: Northlands Coliseum (3, 4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Edmonton: John Muckler
Boston: Mike Milbury
Captains: Edmonton: Mark Messier
Boston: Ray Bourque
Referees: Don Koharski (1, 4)
Andy Van Hellemond (3, 5)
Kerry Fraser (2)
Dates: May 15 – May 24
MVP: Bill Ranford (Oilers)
Series-winning
goal:
Craig Simpson (9:31, second, G5)
Networks: CBC (Canada-English)
SportsChannel America (United States, except Boston Area)
NESN (Boston Area games 1,2 and 5)
WSBK-TV (Boston Area, games 3 and 4)
Announcers: Bob Cole and Harry Neale (CBC)
Jiggs McDonald and Bill Clement (SportsChannel America)
Fred Cusick, Derek Sanderson, and Dave Shea (NESN)
Fred Cusick and Derek Sanderson (WSBK)
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The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins in five games, capturing their fifth Stanley Cup Championship. Game five was played on May 24, 1990 at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. This victory marked the first time the Oilers would win the Stanley Cup without Wayne Gretzky.

The victory also became the first time the Oilers would win the Stanley Cup on the road, away from Northlands Coliseum. Game one in Boston would eventually be settled in the third overtime period when Petr Klima scored at 15:13 for the Oilers.

The final score of game one was 3 to 2 for Edmonton. The Oilers Bill Ranford was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, honoring him as the most valuable player of the 1990 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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