8th-seeded ’82-’83 North Stars Continue Cinderella Run By Defeating 4th-seeded ’83-’84 North Stars in Five Games

A balanced attack served the 8th-seeded ’82-’83 Minnesota North Stars well in this series and it started in Game 1. They won 4-2 with only Dino Ciccarelli and defenseman Gordie Roberts totaling multiple points. The 4th-seeded ’83-’84 Minnesota North Stars responded well in Game 2 by scoring four goals in the second period to take a 5-3 lead into the third period. Tom McCarthy accounted for two of those four goals. However, the ’82-’83 North Stars scored three goals in the third period, all on the PP and two from Bobby Smith, to win 6-5. The ’82-’83 North Stars absolutely dominated the ’83-’84 North Stars in Game 3. Steve Payne scored twice and then five others scored a goal as the ’82-’83 North Stars won 7-1.  Ciccarelli registered three assists. Now down 3-0 in the series, the ’83-’84 North Stars trailed 5-4 going into the third period, but rallied off three in the third to win 7-5. Ciccarelli and Brian Bellows both potted two goals for the ’83-’84 North Stars in the game. In Game 5, the ’82-’83 North Stars potted four goals in the first to really stamp out the ’83-’84 North Stars’ chances at a comeback opportunity. They wound up taking the game by a scored of 5-2 with Neal Broten posting two goals and two assists to lead the way. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’82-’83 North Stars 2 2 0 4
’83-’84 North Stars 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’82-’83 MNS – 4   ’83-’84 MNS – 2    (1-0 ’82-’83 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’82-’83 MNS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   7 S

2nd Star: D – Brad Maxwell (’83-’84 MNS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: C – Keith Acton (’83-’84 MNS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   6 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’82-’83 North Stars 1 2 3 6
’83-’84 North Stars 1 4 0 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’82-’83 MNS – 6   ’83-’84 MNS – 5    (2-0 ’82-’83 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Bobby Smith (’82-’83 MNS) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   -2   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Steve Payne (’82-’83 MNS) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   Even   4 S

3rd Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’82-’83 MNS) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   -1   9 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’83-’84 North Stars 0 1 0 1
’82-’83 North Stars 2 4 1 7

GAME SUMMARY: ’82-’83 MNS – 7   ’83-’84 MNS – 1    (3-0 ’82-’83 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Steve Payne (’82-’83 MNS) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   9 S

2nd Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’82-’83 MNS) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +4   10 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: C – Neal Broten (’82-’83 MNS) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +4   3 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’83-’84 North Stars 2 2 3 7
’82-’83 North Stars 4 1 0 5

GAME SUMMARY: ’83-’84 MNS – 7   ’82-’83 MNS – 5    (3-1 ’82-’83 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jon Casey (’83-’84 MNS) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (36 SV’s); Replaced starter Gilles Meloche at the 2:46 mark of the second period

2nd Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’82-’83 MNS) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   8 S

3rd Star: LW – Tom McCarthy (’82-’83 MNS) – 0 G   4 A   4 P   +2   5 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’82-’83 North Stars 4 0 1 5
’83-’84 North Stars 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY: ’82-’83 MNS – 5   ’83-’84 MNS – 2    (4-1 ’82-’83 MNS)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Neal Broten (’82-’83 MNS) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   10 S

2nd Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’82-’83 MNS) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   7 S

3rd Star: G – Gilles Meloche (’82-’83 MNS) – W   2.00 GAA   .953 SV% (41 SV’s)

Up next in the Semifinal Round is a 2-3 matchup between the ’80-’81 Minnesota North Stars and the ’79-’80 Minnesota North Stars.

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