7th-Seeded ’79-’80 Whalers Dominate in Sweep of 6th-Seeded ’90-’91 Whalers as Top Line of Douglas-Rogers-Stoughton Combine for 30 Points

The offense of the 7th-seeded ’79-’80 Hartford Whalers totally overpowered the 6th-seeded ’90-’91 Hartford Whalers. They averaged 8.50 goals per game and scored nine goals three times in the four games. They scored five in the third period of Game 1 to seal a 9-6 win with both Mike Rogers and Blaine Stoughton each posting four points. In Game 2, each team scored four goals in the second period to begin the scoring, but the ’79-’80 Whalers scored three to the ’90-’91 Whalers’ one in the third for a 7-5 win. All three of the ’79-’80 Whalers’ goals in the third period came on the PP with Stoughton scoring two and Gordie Roberts scoring the other. In Game 3, the ’79-’80 Whalers scored six goals in the third period with defenseman Mark Howe accounting for two of them as he finished the game with four points. The legend himself, Gordie Howe, also scored a goal in the rout. Game 4 was Jordy Douglas‘ turn on the ’79-’80 Whalers’ top line to shine brightest. He posted three goals and three assists as the sweep was completed with a 9-5 drubbing. Mike Rogers also posted two goals and three assists while Stoughton tallied just one goal.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’79-’80 Whalers 2 2 5 9
’90-’91 Whalers 1 2 3 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 HAR – 9   ’90-’91 HAR – 6    (1-0 ’79-’80 HAR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mike Rogers (’79-’80 HAR) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +3   8 S

2nd Star: RW – Blaine Stoughton (’79-’80 HAR) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +3   4 S

3rd Star: C – Dave Keon (’79-’80 HAR) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   2 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’79-’80 Whalers 0 4 3 7
’90-’91 Whalers 0 4 1 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 HAR – 7   ’90-’91 HAR – 5    (2-0 ’79-’80 HAR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Jordy Douglas (’79-’80 HAR) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   7 S

2nd Star: RW – Rob Brown (’90-’91 HAR) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   5 S

3rd Star: C – Ron Francis (’90-’91 HAR) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   8 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’90-’91 Whalers 1 2 0 3
’79-’80 Whalers 1 2 6 9

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 HAR – 9   ’90-’91 HAR – 3    (3-0 ’79-’80 HAR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Mark Howe (’79-’80 HAR) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   9 S

2nd Star: C – Mike Rogers (’79-’80 HAR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   3 S

3rd Star: RW – Blaine Stoughton (’79-’80 HAR) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’90-’91 Whalers 1 1 3 5
’79-’80 Whalers 2 4 3 9

GAME SUMMARY: ’79-’80 HAR – 9   ’90-’91 HAR – 5    (4-0 ’79-’80 HAR)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Jordy Douglas (’79-’80 HAR) – 3 G   3 A   6 P   +2   12 S

2nd Star: C – Mike Rogers (’79-’80 HAR) – 2 G   3 A   5 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: C – Bobby Holik (’90-’91 HAR) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +3   9 S

So the final of the 2015 Hartford Whalers Qualifying Tournament is set! It will be the top-seeded and reigning representatives, the ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers and the 7th-seeded ’79-’80 Hartford Whalers.

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