Essensa Shuts Down ’92-’93 Jets Late in Series as ’91-’92 Jets Take Series in Six Games

The 5th-seeded ’92-’93 Winnipeg Jets had control of this series early on. They took Game 1 by a score of 8-3 with four goals coming from Teemu Selanne and two goals from Keith Tkachuk. The 4th-seeded ’91-’92 Winnipeg Jets rebounded with a win in Game 2 by a score of 5-3. Nobody scored more than one goal for the ’91-’92 Jets in the win, but defenseman Phil Housley and forwards Ed Olczyk and Darrin Shannon all totaled three points. Five goals in the second period of Game 3 helped lead the ’92-’93 Jets to a 7-3 win. Shannon, on both teams, of course, was the only player to pot more than one goal in the Game 3 win for the ’92-’93 Jets. That same offensive depth was on display for the ’91-’92 Jets in Game 4 as they won 5-1 with five different goal scorers. Defenseman Teppo Numminen tallied two assists in the win. In Game 5, Evgeny Davydov potted two goals as the ’91-’92 Jets took a 3-2 series lead with a 7-3 win. Then, after trailing 3-2 at the second intermission, the ’91-’92 Jets scored four goals in the third to end the series. Goaltender Bob Essensa allowed 18 goals in the first three games for the ’91-’92 Jets. However, he allowed just eight over the course of the next three to finish out the series.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’92-’93 Jets 3 3 2 8
’91-’92 Jets 0 1 2 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’92-’93 WPG – 8   ’91-’92 WPG – 3    (1-0 ’92-’93 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Teemu Selanne (’92-’93 WPG) – 4 G   0 A   4 P   +1   11 S

2nd Star: LW – Keith Tkachuk (’92-’93 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: D – Igor Ulanov (’92-’93 WPG) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   1 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’92-’93 Jets 2 1 0 3
’91-’92 Jets 2 0 3 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’91-’92 WPG – 5   ’92-’93 WPG – 3    (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Bob Essensa (’91-’92 WPG) – W   3.00 GAA   .943 SV% (50 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Ed Olczyk (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   14 S

3rd Star: LW – Darrin Shannon (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   6 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’91-’92 Jets 1 2 0 3
’92-’93 Jets 1 5 1 7

GAME SUMMARY: ’92-’93 WPG – 7   ’91-’92 WPG – 3    (2-1 ’92-’93 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Alexei Zhamnov (’92-’93 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   6 S

2nd Star: C – Ed Olczyk (’91-’92 WPG) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   -1   15 S

3rd Star: G – Bob Essensa (’92-’93 WPG) – W   3.00 GAA   .940 SV% (47 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’91-’92 Jets 1 3 1 5
’92-’93 Jets 0 0 1 1

GAME SUMMARY: ’91-’92 WPG – 5   ’92-’93 WPG – 1    (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Bob Essensa (’91-’92 WPG) – W   1.00 GAA   .977 SV% (43 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Ed Olczyk (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   13 S

3rd Star: RW – Pat Elynuik (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   4 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’92-’93 Jets 0 3 0 3
’91-’92 Jets 4 1 2 7

GAME SUMMARY: ’91-’92 WPG – 7   ’92-’93 WPG – 3    (3-2 ’91-’92 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Ed Olczyk (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   7 S

2nd Star: RW – Pat Elynuik (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: LW – Evgeny Davydov (’91-’92 WPG) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   7 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’91-’92 Jets 1 1 4 6
’92-’93 Jets 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY: ’91-’92 WPG – 6   ’92-’93 WPG – 4    (4-2   ’91-’92 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Phil Housley (’91-’92 WPG) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +1   14 S

2nd Star: C – Alexei Zhamnov (’92-’93 WPG) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +2   6 S

3rd Star: RW – Teemu Selanne (’92-’93 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   10 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’86-’87 Winnipeg Jets and the ’87-’88 Winnipeg Jets.

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