Ronning’s OT Goal in Game 6 Propels 6th-seeded ’92-’93 Canucks To Qualifier Final Over 7th-seeded ’01-’02 Canucks

(via F. Scott Grant)

Ronning was one of many players to explode for a six-point performance in this Semifinal series.(via F. Scott Grant)

The opening game of this series was tied 2-2 after the first period. In the second, the 7th-seeded ’01-’02 Canucks scored three times and took a 5-3 lead into the third period. Defenseman Mattias Ohlund then scored his second of the game almost nine minutes into the third to seal a win for the ’01-’02 Canucks.The ’92-’93 Canucks exploded for nine goals in Game 2 as they won 9-3 with Cliff Ronning and Pavel Bure both posting six points and registering hat tricks. Then, it was the ’01-’02 Canucks’ turn to blow out the ’92-’93 Canucks in Game 3 and they did so 8-3. Markus Naslund led the way with two goals and four assists for six points while linemates Brendan Morrison and Todd Bertuzzi totaled nine points, five and four, respectively. In Game 4, a goal from Ronning in the final minute of the second period gave the ’92-’93 Canucks a 2-1 lead. Then, nearly halfway through the third, Dixon Ward scored to make it 3-1 before a couple minutes later Matt Cooke cut the lead to one for the ’01-’02 Canucks.

However, the ’92-’93 Canucks would hold for a 3-2 win and make the series 2-2. The ’92-’93 Canucks then scored five goals in the third period of Game 5 to lead them to a 7-2 win with Bure, Ward and Trevor Linden all scoring twice. Then, in Game 6, the ’01-’02 Canucks led 2-1 at the start of the second period. Bure scored exactly six minutes into the second to tie the game and then Linden scored with less than six minutes left in the period to give the ’92-’93 Canucks a 3-2 lead going into the third. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski scored seven seconds into the third to tie the game for the ’01-’02 Canucks. The two teams traded goals towards the middle of the period as they ended regulation tied 4-4. At the 13:51 mark of overtime, Ronning scored to end the series for the ’92-’93 Canucks as they won the game 5-4 and the series 4-2. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Canucks 2 3 1 6
’92-’93 Canucks 2 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 VAN – 6   ’92-’93 VAN – 3   (1-0   ’01-’02 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Mattias Ohlund (’01-’02 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +4   3 S

2nd Star: G – Dan Cloutier (’01-’02 VAN) – W   3.00 GAA   .938 SV% (45 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Trevor Linden (’92-’93 VAN) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Canucks 1 0 2 3
’92-’93 Canucks 5 4 0 9

GAME SUMMARY:  ’92-’93 VAN – 9   ’01-’02 VAN – 3   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Cliff Ronning (’92-’93 VAN) – 4 G   2 A   6 P   +6   7 S

2nd Star: RW – Pavel Bure (’92-’93 VAN) – 3 G   3 A   6 P   +6   13 S

3rd Star: RW – Markus Naslund (’01-’02 VAN) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   -5   14 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’92-’93 Canucks 1 0 2 3
’01-’02 Canucks 2 5 1 8

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 VAN – 8   ’92-’93 VAN – 3   (2-1   ’01-’02 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Markus Naslund (’01-’02 VAN) – 2 G   4 A   6 P   +4   14 S

2nd Star: C – Brendan Morrison (’01-’02 VAN) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +4   9 S

3rd Star: LW – Todd Bertuzzi (’01-’02 VAN) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +4   7 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’92-’93 Canucks 1 1 1 3
’01-’02 Canucks 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’92-’93 VAN – 3   ’01-’02 VAN – 2   (2-2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Kirk McLean (’92-’93 VAN) – W   2.00 GAA   .941 SV% (32 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Pavel Bure (’92-’93 VAN) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   8 S

3rd Star: C – Cliff Ronning (’92-’93 VAN) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   6 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Canucks 2 0 0 2
’92-’93 Canucks 2 0 5 7

GAME SUMMARY:  ’92-’93 VAN – 7   ’01-’02 VAN – 2   (3-2   ’92-’93 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Trevor Linden (’92-’93 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   5 S

2nd Star: RW – Dixon Ward (’92-’93 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   2 S

3rd Star: RW – Pavel Bure (’92-’93 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   7 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’92-’93 Canucks 1 2 1 1 5
’01-’02 Canucks 2 0 2 0 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’92-’93 VAN – 5   ’01-’02 VAN – 4   (OT)   (4-2   ’92-’93 VAN)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Cliff Ronning (’92-’93 VAN) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +1   4 S

2nd Star: RW – Pavel Bure (’92-’93 VAN) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +1   8 S

3rd Star: LW – Todd Bertuzzi (’01-’02 VAN) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   -1   5 S

So the 2015 Vancouver Canucks Qualifying Final will pit the top-seeded ’10-’11 Canucks against the 6th-seeded ’92-’93 Canucks!

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