3rd-seeded ’83-’84 Capitals Defeat 6th-seeded ’87-’88 Capitals in Five Games with Great Scoring Depth

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Mike Gartner notched two multi-goal games in the series to help lead the 3rd-seeded ’83-’84 Capitals over the 6th-seeded ’87-’88 Capitals in five games. (via the1jasontaylor.wordpress.com)

The 3rd-seeded ’83-’84 Capitals needed offensive depth because the 6th-seeded ’87-’88 Capitals put up a big fight in the first two games of this series. The ’83-’84 Capitals scored four in the first to help them hold a 5-1 lead going into the third period of Game 1, but the ’87-’88 Capitals scored four of their own in the third to narrow the gap, but a goal from Doug Jarvis would give the ’83-’84 Capitals a 6-5 win to start the series. The ’87-’88 Capitals put up a big fight in Game 2 as they held a 3-1 lead early in the second. However, the ’83-’84 Capitals put up another four-goal period to take a 5-4 lead into the third. Mike Gartner scored his second of the game in the third to add an insurance marker and the final would be 6-4.

The ’83-’84 Capitals finally got some good goaltending in Game 3 as Al Jensen stopped all but one shot against, albeit only 27 shots against. They took a 3-0 series lead with a 4-1 win in Game 3 and Gartner again netted two goals to lead the way offensively. Game 4 turned out to be the lone win in the series for the ’87-’88 Capitals and they took it 6-2. They netted four in the first period with two of them coming from their Gartner, one of many on both rosters. Three goals in the first period of Game 5 for the ’83-’84 would’ve been enough for them to end it in five with Jensen allowing just two goals on 25 shots against. Bob Carpenter potted a hat trick in what would be a 4-2 win in Game 5 for the ’83-’84 Capitals.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’87-’88 Capitals 0 1 4 5
’83-’84 Capitals 4 1 1 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’83-’84 WSH – 6   ’87-’88 WSH – 5   (1-0   ’83-’84 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Larry Murphy (’83-’84 WSH) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   4 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: LW – Gaetan Duchesne (’83-’84 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: RW – Bengt-Ake Gustafsson (’87-’88 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’87-’88 Capitals 2 2 0 4
’83-’84 Capitals 1 4 1 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’83-’84 WSH – 6   ’87-’88 WSH – 4   (2-0   ’83-’84 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Mike Gartner (’83-’84 WSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   3 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: C – Dale Hunter (’87-’88 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S   6 PIM

3rd Star: C – Bob Carpenter (’83-’84 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   7 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’83-’84 Capitals 0 2 2 4
’87-’88 Capitals 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’83-’84 WSH – 4   ’87-’88 WSH – 1   (3-0   ’83-’84 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Mike Gartner (’83-’84 WSH) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   4 S

2nd Star: G – Al Jensen (’83-’84 WSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .963 SV% (26 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Dave Shand (’83-’84 WSH) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   1 S   2 PIM

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’83-’84 Capitals 1 1 0 2
’87-’88 Capitals 4 1 1 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’87-’88 WSH – 6   ’83-’84 WSH – 2   (3-1   ’83-’84 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Larry Murphy (’87-’88 WSH) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   4 S

2nd Star: D – Scott Stevens (’87-’88 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   3 S

3rd Star: RW – Mike Gartner (’87-’88 WSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   7 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’87-’88 Capitals 1 0 1 2
’83-’84 Capitals 3 0 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’83-’84 WSH – 4   ’87-’88 WSH – 2   (4-1   ’83-’84 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Bob Carpenter (’83-’84 WSH) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: D – Larry Murphy (’83-’84 WSH) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   0 S

3rd Star: D – Scott Stevens (’87-’88 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   7 S   2 PIM

That finishes up the First Round of the 2015 Washington Capitals Qualifying Tournament! The Semifinal Round will take place tomorrow!

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