THIS DATE IN HISTORY: June 16, 1998
The Detroit Red Wings complete a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 win in Game 4 of the Final at MCI Center. They become the first team since the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992 to repeat as champions.
In the most emotional moment of the night, Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman, who wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, hands the trophy to defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov, who’s on the ice in a wheelchair after sustaining head injuries in a career-ending limousine accident a year earlier.
Source : John Kreiser, “June 16: Red Wings sweep Capitals, win Cup for second straight season“, NHL News, June 16, 2018.