Stanley Cup 1998

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

Godzilla takes on the Russians

by Mike Morrison

Boston's Joe Thornton rifles a slap shot towards Capitals' goalie Olaf Kolzig from point blank range in the opening round of the playoffs. As usual, Kolzig made the save.
Source: Wide World Photos
It's not exactly David vs. Goliath, but it's close. Goaltender Olaf Kolzig (a.k.a. Godzilla) leads the underdog Washington Capitals into their first Stanley Cup Finals in the team's 24-year existence against the defending champion Detroit Red Wings. Most hockey aficionados are predicting a repeat for the Red Machine, possibly in four or five games. Take a look at the Information Please Guide to the Stanley Cup Finals and form your own opinion.

—Mike Morrison is the Sports Co-Editor at Information Please.

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