4th-Seeded ’83-’84 North Stars Defeat 5th-Seeded ’67-’68 North Stars in Five Games

The first two games of this series needed overtime. In Game 1, the 5th-seeded ’67-’68 Minnesota North Stars took a 4-3 lead into the second period thanks to two goals from Ray Cullen. However, the 4th-seeded ’83-’84 Minnesota North Stars tied the game up in the second and took an early lead in the first minute of the third period with a goal from Brian Bellows. The lead lasted just under two minutes as Wayne Connelly tied the game at seven and that’s how regulation ended. Keith Acton won the game about three minutes into overtime for the ’83-’84 North Stars. In Game 2, Gordie Roberts and Steve Payne scored in the first period for the ’83-’84 North Stars as they led 2-1 after the opening period. A PP goal from Jean-Paul Parise for the ’67-’68 North Stars tied the game and would be the final goal of regulation. Then, Neal Broten scored just 16 seconds into overtime to give the ’83-’84 North Stars a 2-0 series lead. Broten and Tom McCarthy both posted three points for the ’83-’84 North Stars in Game 3 as they took a 3-0 series lead with a 5-2 win. In Game 4, the ’67-’68 North Stars scored four unanswered goals to complete a comeback and a 6-4 win. Cullen registered a hat trick in the win. The ’83-’84 North Stars ended the series in Game 5 thanks to two goals from Ciccarelli and four points from Bellows led to a 6-3 win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 North Stars 4 2 1 0 7
’83-’84 North Stars 3 3 1 1 8

GAME SUMMARY: ’83-’84 MNS – 8   ’67-’68 MNS – 7   (OT)    (1-0 ’83-’84 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’83-’84 MNS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   11 S

2nd Star: C – Wayne Connelly (’67-’68 MNS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   8 S

3rd Star: C – Ray Cullen (’67-’68 MNS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   8 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 North Stars 1 1 0 0 2
’83-’84 North Stars 2 0 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ’83-’84 MNS – 3   ’67-’68 MNS – 2   (OT)    (2-0 ’83-’84 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’83-’84 MNS) – W   2.00 GAA   .960 SV% (48 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Cesare Maniago (’67-’68 MNS) – OTL   3.00 GAA   .942 SV% (49 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Neal Broten (’83-’84 MNS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   8 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’83-’84 North Stars 3 1 1 5
’67-’68 North Stars 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’83-’84 MNS – 5   ’67-’68 MNS – 2    (3-0 ’83-’84 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’83-’84 MNS) – W   2.00 GAA   .965 SV% (55 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Neal Broten (’83-’84 MNS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   7 S

3rd Star: LW – Brian Bellows (’83-’84 MNS) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   13 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’83-’84 North Stars 3 1 0 4
’67-’68 North Stars 2 2 2 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’67-’68 MNS – 6   ’83-’84 MNS – 4    (3-1 ’83-’84 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Cesare Maniago (’67-’68 MNS) – W   4.00 GAA   .938 SV% (61 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Ray Cullen (’67-’68 MNS) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   -1   9 S

3rd Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’83-’84 MNS) – L   6.00 GAA   .918 SV% (67 SV’s)

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 North Stars 0 2 1 3
’83-’84 North Stars 3 3 0 6

GAME SUMMARY: ’83-’84 MNS – 6   ’67-’68 MNS – 3    (4-1 ’83-’84 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brian Bellows (’83-’84 MNS) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +4   10 S

2nd Star: C – Neal Broten (’83-’84 MNS) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +4   6 S

3rd Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’83-’84 MNS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   5 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’80-’81 Minnesota North Stars and the ’84-’85 Minnesota North Stars!

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