Reigning Representatives, ’78-’79 Flames, Make Statement in Sweep Over ’73-’74 Flames

It was the familiar names from last year’s cinderella story yet again that helped lead the ’78-’79 Atlanta Flames to the win in this Quarterfinal matchup. The goaltender behind the ’78-’79 Flames’ run in the inaugural Ultimate NHL Playoff, Dan Bouchard, was the starter for both teams in this series. In the first two games, Bouchard allowed just four total goals and made a combined 78 saves. In their 6-2 win in Game 2, the ’78-’79 Flames got a hat trick from winger Darcy Rota. Then, the ’78-’79 Flames had another dominant win in Game 3 as they won 7-3. Guy Chouinard and Bob MacMillan, two of the top scorers from the inaugural UNP, led the way in the win with Chouinard totaling four points and MacMillan totaling three points. Eric Vail‘s hat trick in Game 4 helped the ’78-’79 Flames end the series as the reigning representatives look primed to make it to the UNP again.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’73-’74 Flames 0 1 1 2
’78-’79 Flames 3 1 0 4

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 4   ’73-’74 ATF – 2    (1-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Dan Bouchard (’78-’79 ATF) – W   2.00 GAA   .951 SV% (39 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Tom Lysiak (’73-’74 ATF) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   4 S

3rd Star: G – Dan Bouchard (’73-’74 ATF) – L   4.00 GAA   .935 SV% (58 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’73-’74 Flames 1 0 1 2
’78-’79 Flames 3 3 0 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 6   ’73-’74 ATF – 2    (2-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Darcy Rota (’78-’79 ATF) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   -1   5 S

2nd Star: C – Guy Chouinard (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   Even   9 S

3rd Star: G – Dan Bouchard (’78-’79 ATF) – W   2.00 GAA   .951 SV% (39 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’78-’79 Flames 2 3 2 7
’73-’74 Flames 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 7   ’73-’74 ATF – 3    (3-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Guy Chouinard (’78-’79 ATF) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   8 S

2nd Star: LW – Bob MacMillan (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   5 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Ken Houston (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   3 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’78-’79 Flames 3 2 1 6
’73-’74 Flames 0 2 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 6   ’73-’74 ATF – 3    (4-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Eric Vail (’78-’79 ATF) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: LW – Jacques Richard (’73-’74 ATF) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: LW – Bob MacMillan (’73-’74 ATF) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   6 S

That finishes the Quarterfinals of the 2015 Atlanta Flames Qualifying Tournament with the #1, #2, #3 and #5 seeds moving on to the Semifinals. They will take place either sometime during the weekend or on Monday.

 

 

 

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