5th-seeded ’38-’39 Americans Sweep 4th-seeded ’28-’29 Americans in Tightly-Contested Goaltending Dual

The 4th-seeded ’28-’29 New York Americans and the 5th-seeded ’38-’39 New York Americans began this series about as even as it gets. The two teams scored the same amount of goals in the first, second and third periods of Game 1. The ’28-’29 Amerks forced an overtime thanks to a late goal from Normie Himes, but Art Jackson scored just over a minute into overtime to give the ’38-’39 Amerks a 5-4 win. The rest of the series would be decided by the goaltenders, and mostly Earl Robertson of the ’38-’39 Amerks. He stopped 37 of 38 shots in Game 2 as the ’38-’39 Amerks won 3-1. Nels Stewart totaled three points and Sweeney Schriner scored two of the three goals. Both Robertson and Roy Worters, starting tendy for the ’28-’29 Amerks, stopped over 40 shots in Game 3. Worters stopped 47 and Robertson stopped 44, but it was Robertson and the ’38-’39 Amerks who won thanks to an overtime winner from Eddie Wiseman. In Game 4, Robertson stopped 32 of 33 shots and Stewart and Schriner both pitched in a goal as the ’38-’39 Amerks completed the sweep with a 3-1 win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
‘€™38-‘€™39 Americans 1 2 1 1 5
‘€™28-‘€™29 Americans 1 2 1 0 4

GAME SUMMARY: ‘€™38-‘™39 NYA -€“ 5   ‘€™28-‘€™29 NYA -€“ 4   (OT)   (1-0 ‘€™38-‘€™39 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Nels Stewart (’38-’39 NYA) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   7 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: RW – Lorne Carr (’38-’39 NYA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   9 S

3rd Star: G – Earl Robertson (’38-’39 NYA) – W   4.00 GAA   .927 SV% (51 SV’s)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
‘€™38-‘€™39 Americans 0 1 2 3
‘€™28-‘€™29 Americans 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY: ’38-’39 NYA – 3   ’28-’29 NYA – 1   (2-0 ‘€™38-’39 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Nels Stewart (’38-’39 NYA) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   4 S

2nd Star: LW – Sweeney Schriner (’38-’39 NYA) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   9 S

3rd Star: G – Earl Robertson (’38-’39 NYA) – W   1.00 GAA   .974 SV% (37 SV’s)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’28-’29 Americans 0 0 2 0 2
‘€™38-‘€™39 Americans 1 1 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ‘€™38-‘€™39 NYA -€“ 3   ‘€™28-’29 NYA -€“ 2 (OT)   (3-0 ‘€™38-‘€™39 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Earl Robertson (’38-’39 NYA) – W   2.00 GAA   .957 SV% (44 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Roy Worters (’28-’29 NYA) – L   3.00 GAA   .940 SV% (47 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Nels Stewart (’38-’39 NYA) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   8 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’28-’29 Americans 0 0 1 1
‘™38-‘€™39 Americans 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’38-’39 NYA – 3   ’28-’29 NYA – 1   (4-0 ’38-’39 NYA)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Earl Robertson (’38-’39 NYA) – W   1.00 GAA   .970 SV% (32 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Nels Stewart (’38-’39 NYA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   4 S

3rd Star: LW – Sweeney Schriner (’38-’39 NYA) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   5 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’37-’38 New York Americans and the ’32-’33 New York Americans.

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