Top-Seeded ’84-’85 Jets Qualify for UNP Again By Sweeping 2nd-Seeded ’86-’87 Jets in Qualifier Final

This series started off with the top-seeded ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets scoring five goals in the opening period of Game 1, including two from Doug Smail. They wound up winning by a final of 7-4 with three points from Paul MacLean and four from Dale Hawerchuk. Then, in Game 2, the ’84-’85 Jets won 7-3 with Hawerchuk and defenseman Randy Carlyle both posting two goals and one assists. The 2nd-seeded ’86-’87 Winnipeg Jets tied Game 3 late in the second period with a goal from Gilles Hamel. Then, the ’84-’85 Jets scored three goals over a span of five plus minutes, two of them from Hawerchuk, to take a 5-2 lead. They gave up a goal in the final five minutes of the game, but held on for a 5-3 win. In Game 4, the ’84-’85 Jets held a 4-1 lead after the first period. They wound up completing the series sweep by taking Game 4 by a final of 6-2. Laurie Boschman and defenseman Dave Babych led the way in the final game with three points a piece. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’86-’87 Jets 1 1 2 4
’84-’85 Jets 5 0 2 7

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 7   ’86-’87 WPG – 4    (1-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

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

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

3rd Star: LW – Doug Smail (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   5 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’86-’87 Jets 1 1 1 3
’84-’85 Jets 2 2 3 7

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 7   ’86-’87 WPG – 3    (2-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Dale Hawerchuk (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   10 S

2nd Star: D – Randy Carlyle (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   6 S

3rd Star: C – Thomas Steen (’84-’85 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Jets 1 1 3 5
’86-’87 Jets 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 5   ’86-’87 WPG – 3    (3-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Dale Hawerchuk (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   9 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: G – Brian Hayward (’84-’85 WPG) – W   3.00 GAA   .933 SV% (42 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Paul MacLean (’84-’85 WPG) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   5 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Jets 4 2 0 6
’86-’87 Jets 1 1 0 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’84-’85 WPG – 6   ’86-’87 WPG – 2    (4-0 ’84-’85 WPG)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Dave Babych (’84-’85 WPG) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +4   3 S

2nd Star: RW – Paul MacLean (’84-’85 WPG) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   7 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: C – Laurie Boschman (’84-’85 WPG) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   2 S

The ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets are the 14th team to now qualify for the 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff. It will be their second trip to the tournament and they are the ninth team that will make repeat as their franchises representatives. Up next is the 2015 Hartford Whalers Qualifying Tournament.

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