Daily Archives: September 23, 2014

’88-’89 Flames Upset Reigning Stanley Cup Champs, ’13-’14 Kings, in Four Game Sweep

The ’13-’14 Los Angeles Kings’ trademark defense and goaltending did not appear in this series. However, their inconsistent offense did. They scored only five goals in the four games and only one player score more than one goal, which was … Continue reading

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Sidney Crosby and ’12-’13 Penguins Upset, Swept by ’79-’80 Sabres

Here we have another playoff choking situation for the Dan Bylsma-led ’12-’13 Pittsburgh Penguins. The ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres lit up the Pens on their way through to the 3rd Round. The Penguins could not stop the Sabres offense and could … Continue reading

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Captain Jonathan Toews and ’12-’13 Blackhawks Easily Sweep ’79-’80 North Stars

It was the usual suspects that helped propel the ’12-’13 Chicago Blackhawks to a sweep of the ’79-’80 Minnesota North Stars in the 2nd Round. The North Stars made it difficult in Game 1 for the Blackhawks, but did not … Continue reading

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’07-’08 Red Wings Breeze Through ’08-’09 Minnesota Wild in Five Games

The ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings made quick work of their division rival ’08-’09 Minnesota Wild in their tournament debut.┬áTheir twins, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, powered their team through the series, combining for 16 points in the five games. Datsyuk … Continue reading

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’03-’04 Lightning Comeback from 3-0 Series Deficit to Defeat Division Rival ’98-’99 Hurricanes in Seven Games

Just the third series of the tournament so far to reach a seventh game, but this is the only one of those to feature a team losing a 3-0 series lead as the ’98-’99 Carolina Hurricanes did here. The Canes … Continue reading

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