’72-’73 Golden Seals Defeat ’67-’68 Seals in Six Games with Three Overtime Wins; Advance to Qualifier Final

Overtime wins in Game’s 1, 3 and 5 see the 6th-seeded ’72-’73 California Golden Seals through to the Final in six games over the 7th-seeded ’67-’68 Oakland Seals. The ‘ 72-’73 Golden Seals dominated much of Game 1, but needed a goal from Pete Laframboise in overtime to take opening game. The ’67-’68 Seals came back with a big 5-2 win in Game 2 with winger Gerry Ehman‘s two goals leading the way. Game 3 went to overtime, of course, after each team potted three goals in the third period. Craig Patrick scored the game-winner for the ’72-’73 Golden Seals just over a minute into the overtime period. The ’67-’68 Seals, just like after Game 1’s overtime loss, responded with a big win. Goaltender Charlie Hodge held the ’72-’73 Golden Seals to just one goal on 44 shots and Ehman potted two goals again in the 6-1 win. As I said earlier, Game 5 went into overtime. It actually went into a second overtime and the ’67-’68 Seals outplayed the ’72-’73 Golden Seals, but it was Pete Laframboise, yet again, that scored to give the ’72-’73 Golden Seals a 3-2 series lead. They then ended the series with a 6-2 win in Game 6 thanks to a four-goal second period.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 Seals 1 2 0 0 3
’72-’73 Golden Seals 1 0 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY: ’72-’73 CGS – 4   ’67-’68 OAK – 3 (OT)    (1-0 ’72-’73 CGS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Pete Laframboise (’72-’73 CGS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   8 S

2nd Star: G – Charlie Hodge (’67-’68 OAK) – L   4.00 GAA   .933 SV% (56 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – John Brenneman (’67-’68 OAK) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   3 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 Seals 0 4 1 5
’72-’73 Golden Seals 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’67-’68 OAK – 5   ’72-’73 CGS – 2    (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Charlie Hodge (’67-’68 OAK) – W   2.00 GAA   .966 SV% (57 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Gerry Ehman (’67-’68 OAK) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   3 S

3rd Star: C – Billy Harris (’67-’68 OAK) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
 ’72-’73 Golden Seals 1 0 3 1 5
’67-’68 Seals 1 0 3 0 4

GAME SUMMARY: ’72-’73 CGS – 5   ’67-’68 OAK – 4 (OT)    (2-1 ’72-’73 CGS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Joey Johnston (’72-’73 CGS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   8 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’72-’73 CGS) – W   4.00 GAA   .927 SV% (51 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Wally Boyer (’67-’68 OAK) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   6 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
 ’72-’73 Golden Seals 0 1 0 1
’67-’68 Seals 2 2 2 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’67-’68 OAK – 6   ’72-’73 CGS – 1    (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Charlie Hodge (’67-’68 OAK) – W   1.00  GAA   .977 SV% (43 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Gerry Ehman (’67-’68 OAK) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   11 S

3rd Star: LW – John Brenneman (’67-’68 OAK) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S   2 PIM

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period 2nd Overtime Total
’67-’68 Seals 2 1 2 0 5
’72-’73 Golden Seals 2 2 1 1 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’72-’73 CGS – 6   ’67-’68 OAK – 5 (2OT)    (3-2 ’72-’73 CGS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’72-’73 CGS) – W   5.00 GAA   .939 SV% (77 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Gary Smith (’67-’68 OAK) – L   1.00 GAA   .974 SV% (38 SV’s); Replaced starter Charlie Hodge early on in 3rd period

3rd Star: RW – Bill Hicke (’72-’73 CGS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
 ’72-’73 Golden Seals 1 4 1 6
’67-’68 Seals 0 0 2 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’72-’73 CGS – 6   ’67-’68 OAK – 2    (4-2 ’72-’73 CGS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’72-’73 CGS) – W   2.00 GAA   .964 SV% (53 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Pete Laframboise (’72-’73 CGS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: LW – Joey Johnston (’72-’73 CGS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   8 S   2 PIM

The Final is set for tomorrow as the 4th-seeded ’71-’72 California Golden Seals face the 6th-seeded ’72-’73 California Golden Seals for a spot in the 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff.

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