On This Date 6/16/1998

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The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the second straight season, completing a four-game sweep of the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 win at the MCI Center. Captain Steve Yzerman win the Conn Smythe as Playoff MVP, with 24 points in the postseason. The celebration is bittersweet as Vladimir Konstantinov, who was critically injured a year earlier, was handed the cup in his wheelchair.