High-Scoring Four Games Go to ’78-’79 Flames as Reigning Representatives Continue Roll Through Qualifier

The ’78-’79 Atlanta Flames brought out the broomsticks yet again. After sweeping the ’73-’74 Flames, they have now swept the ’79-’80 Flames. 19 different players tallied a point in their 5-2 win in Game with Tom Lysiak, Jean Pronovost and Bob MacMillan talliying two points. Over the next three games, the ’78-’79 Flames averaged eight goals a game. MacMillan would once again help lead the charge in Game 2 with two goals and three assists for five points in the 8-6 win. Guy Chouinard also posted five points in the game with one goal and four assists. In Game’s 3 and 4, MacMillan would post 10 points with seven of them coming in Game 3. He notched three goals and four assists in Game 3 and two goals and one assist in Game 4. Chouinard posted five assists in Game 3 and defenseman Dave Shand posted four assists in Game 4 to beat his total number of points in the first three games of the series. So the ’78-’79 Flames are now 8-0 in this Qualifying Tournament and have outscored their opponents 50-28 in those eight games.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’78-’79 Flames 2 1 2 5
’79-’80 Flames 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 5   ’79-’80 ATF – 2    (1-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Tom Lysiak (’78-’79 ATF) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   4 S

2nd Star: LW – Jean Pronovost (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: RW – Bob MacMillan (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   10 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’78-’79 Flames 1 4 3 8
’79-’80 Flames 1 3 2 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 8   ’79-’80 ATF – 6    (2-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

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

2nd Star: C – Guy Chouinard (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +1   7 S

3rd Star: RW – Bob MacMillan (’79-’80 ATF) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   -1   5 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’79-’80 Flames 5 2 0 0 7
’78-’79 Flames 4 2 1 1 8

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 8   ’79-’80 ATF – 7 (OT)    (3-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Bob MacMillan (’78-’79 ATF) – 3 G   4 A   7 P   +4   7 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: C – Guy Chouinard (’78-’79 ATF) – 0 G   5 A   5 P   +4   6 S

3rd Star: LW – Jean Pronovost (’78-’79 ATF) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   Even   7 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’79-’80 Flames 1 1 1 3
’78-’79 Flames 4 3 1 8

GAME SUMMARY: ’78-’79 ATF – 8   ’79-’80 ATF – 3    (4-0 ’78-’79 ATF)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Bob MacMillan (’78-’79 ATF) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   9 S

2nd Star: D – Dave Shand (’78-’79 ATF) – 0 G   4 A   4 P   +2   6 S

3rd Star: LW – Jean Pronovost (’78-’79 ATF) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   3 S

The Final of the 2015 Atlanta Flames Qualifying Tournament is set! It will be these ’78-’79 Flames, the reigning representatives, and the ’75-’76 Flames.

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