Top-Seeded ’84-’85 Jets Sweep 4th-Seeded ’91-’92 Jets to Advance to Qualifier Final

The top-seeded ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets exploded for 10 goals twice in this series. In Game 1, Dale Hawerchuk and Doug Smail led the way with Hawerchuk posting three goals and two assists and Smail posting three goals and one assist. Paul MacLean also posted two goals and two assists in Game 1. Defenseman Phil Housley posted three goals and one assist for the 4th-seeded ’91-’92 Winnipeg Jets, but in a losing effort. The ’84-’85 Jets won Game 2 8-6 with depth forward Jim Nill‘s four assists leading the way. The ’84-’85 Jets reached double digits in goals, again, in Game 3 with five of them coming in the opening period. Hawerchuk posted two goals and two assists to lead the offense. In Game 4, the ’84-’85 Jets scored three goals in the first period from three different players. They wound up completing the sweep by winning 4-1 in Game 4 with Hawerchuk’s two goals leading the way, again.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’91-’92 Jets 0 1 0 1
’84-’85 Jets 1 4 5 10

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 10   ’91-’92 WPG – 1    (1-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Dale Hawerchuk (’84-’85 WPG) – 3 G   2 A   5 P   +7   15 S

2nd Star: LW – Doug Smail (’84-’85 WPG) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +4   8 S

3rd Star: RW – Paul MacLean (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +5   4 S   4 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’91-’92 Jets 2 2 2 6
’84-’85 Jets 3 2 3 8

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 8   ’91-’92 WPG – 6    (2-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Jim Nill (’84-’85 WPG) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +5   2 S

2nd Star: D – Phil Housley (’91-’92 WPG) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   -3   10 S

3rd Star: D – Dave Ellett (’91-’92 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   4 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Jets 5 3 2 10
’91-’92 Jets 0 1 4 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 10   ’91-’92 WPG – 5    (3-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Dale Hawerchuk (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   8 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: RW – Paul MacLean (’84-’85 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   10 S

3rd Star: LW – Brian Mullen (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   10 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Jets 3 1 0 4
’91-’92 Jets 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 4   ’91-’92 WPG – 1    (4-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Brian Hayward (’84-’85 WPG) – W   1.00 GAA   .983 SV% (58 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Dale Hawerchuk (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   12 S

3rd Star: G – Bob Essensa (’91-’92 WPG) – L   4.00 GAA   .922 SV% (47 SV’s)

Up next in the other Semifinal is a matchup between the 2nd-seeded ’86-’87 Winnipeg Jets and the 3rd-seeded ’89-’90 Winnipeg Jets.

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