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Old 10-14-2018, 11:24 AM   #662
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Rick Middleton scores twice, while the Flames top line pairing of Bryan Trottier and Brian Sutter combine for 7 assists. Flames win game one, 5-2. Game two sees Calgary score three straight goals in the 2nd period, to grab a 3-1 lead, but before period ends, Cam Neely and Paul MacDermid score, tying it entering the third period. In the third, Mark Lamb scores early, and David Maley adds the insurance. Quebec ties the series with a 5-3 win.

At 35, Rick Middleton is still scoring for the Flames!

Mark Tinordi and Cam Neely give the Nordiques a 2-0 lead, quieting the home town fans early in game 3. Brian Sutter gets the Flames on the board on a late 2nd period power play. Bryan Trottier would tie it 2 minutes into the third. Quebec responds. Doug Gilmour notches his 9th to give them the lead back, but the lead is short lived, as Marc Bureau ties it 3 minutes later. Overtime! In OT, the owner of 20 career goals over 6 seasons, Michael Dark is the hero, beating Brian Hayward at the 10:12 mark. Quebec wins it 4-3! Game 4 is kind of the opposite of game 3. Calgary jumps out to a 2-0 lead, only to see Quebec score two late in the 2nd to tie it. The teams exchange third period goals to force overtime, and this time, Calgary’s Andrei Lomakin ends it after 16 minutes of extra play. 4-3 Flames!

Mike Dark gets the biggest goal of his career in game three!

After playing to 1-1 stalemate through the first two periods of game five, the Nordiques run into some penalty problems in the third. They take 4 straight minors, and lose Paul Coffey to a 10 minute misconduct for what looks like arguing with the ref. Calgary takes advantage, scoring 3 times in a 6 minute span. Flames win it 4-1. Game 4 hero, Andrei Lomakin opens the scoring of game 6, giving hope to the home crowd that today is the end of the series. Doug Gilmour has other plans though. In the 2nd, Dougie sets up Cam Neely to tie it, scores the go ahead goal, and sets up Paul Lawless who gets an insurance goal. That’s all the scoring. 3-1 Quebec. We go to game 7!

Gilmour is the first star of game 6!


This is Quebec’s 27th game of the playoffs and their 3rd game 7! They crushed in the previous two. Very early in the game, Brad Maxwell finds a lose puck between Nordique defenders, and gets himself a breakaway. He scores to give Calgary the early lead. The lead is short lived. A minute later, Doug Gilmour takes a Paul Coffey pass, and slides it under Brian Hayward to tie it. Both teams score on their first shots of the game. Rick Middleton scores on Calgary’s second shot of the game. Quebec goalie Karl Friesen looks shaky. 2-1 Flames after a period.

Brad Maxwell opens the scoring in game 7!

Quebec was probably the better team in the first, and that continued in the 2nd. They are controlling most of the play, and get rewarded when Cam Neely tipped a Mark Tinordi shot into the Flames goal. 2-2 tie halfway through the game. Near the end of the 2nd, Quebec takes 2 straight penalties, and find themselves short 2 men for almost 2 full minutes. The Flames fail to capitalize, ending the period tied. Is this a huge moment that will cost the Flames a title?

Both teams seem nervous. Penalty after penalty is called in the third, as no team wants to give a step to their opponents. 10 total minor penalties are called. Despite all the penalties, no real offense is generated. The third period shot total ends up just 7-6. With just under 3 minutes left, Doug Gilmour skates with the puck deep in Calgary’s zone. He throws the puck back to the point. Grant Ledyard takes a seeing eye wrist shot which avoids Hayward, and finds the back of the net! 3-2 Quebec with 2:26 remaining! Unbelievably, Cam Neely then takes a roughing penalty. Quebec spends the rest of the game short handed. Calgary doubles their shot total from 3 to 6 trying to tie it, but they can’t. The Nordiques win it 3-2, and take the Stanley Cup!!

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