The decision paid off handsomely, when McDonald, who had just left the penalty box, joined what was now a 3-on-1 break into the Canadiens zone. McDonald took a pass from Nieuwendyk and fired a shot past the Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy to give the Flames a lead they would never relinquish on their way to a 4-2 win and the first Stanley Cup in franchise history in what would prove to be the final game of McDonald's career.
The Flames kept the same jerseys they wore during the early days of the franchise history in Atlanta, save for changing their flaming A crest to a flaming C. This style would last from 1980-81 though the 1993-94 season until being replaced by a modernized jersey, which featured the trendy black as an additional color.
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Extra bonus jersey: Today's extra bonus jersey is a 1981 Canadian National Team Lanny McDonald jersey as worn by McDonald as he captained the Canadians in the 1981 World Championships, the only time he suited up for Canada, due in part to the Canadians withdrawing from international competition from 1970 through 1976 in a dispute over the use of professional players.
This was a brand new style in 1981 and differed from the one used for the Canada Cup tournament that same year. It had a short run, only being used for the 1981 and 1982 World Championships, with different styles being used for the World Juniors.
In today's video section, highlights of Game 6 of the 1989 Stanley Cup Finals, including McDonald scoring the Flames second goal of the game.