2nd-seeded ’69-’70 Blues Come Back From Being Down 3-1 to Defeat 7th-seeded ’94-’95 Blues in Seven Games

______________, the legendary goaltender, allowed just three goals in the final three games of the series to lead the '69-'70 Blues in their comeback. (via archive.ksdk.com)

Jacques Plante, the legendary goaltender, allowed just three goals in the final three games of the series to lead the ’69-’70 Blues in their comeback. (via archive.ksdk.com)

Adam Creighton started the scoring in this series when he scored a little over seven minutes into Game 1 for the 7th-seeded ’94-’95 Blues. Then, in the second period, the 2nd-seeded ’69-’70 Blues scored twice to take a 2-1 lead going into the third. Ab McDonald scored a little over two minutes into the third to give the ’69-’70 Blues a 3-1 lead. However, the ’94-’95 Blues scored twice in a span of a little less than four minutes later in the period to tie the game. The two teams ended regulation tied 3-3 and Brett Hull eventually scored the game-winner eight plus minutes into overtime to give the ’94-’95 Blues a 1-0 series lead. Game 2 was tied 1-1 after two periods and Gary Sabourin scored a PP goal just seven seconds into the third period to break the tie. That became the game-winner and the final goal of the series as the ’69-’70 Blues tied the series.

Then, Game 3 featured three goals that were all scored on the man advantage. Ian Laperriere scored shorthanded for the ’94-’95 Blues late in the first and then Hull scored on the PP in the first minute of the third to tie it for the ’94-’95 Blues. Eight and a half minutes later, Phil Goyette netted a PP marker for the ’69-’70 Blues, which eventually was the game-winner as the 2nd seed took a 2-1 series lead. Early in the second period of Game 4, the ’69-’70 Blues took a 3-0 lead thanks to a PP goal from defenseman Jimmy Roberts. However, the ’94-’95 Blues chipped away and eventually tied the game when Creighton scored with about three and a half minutes left in regulation. The game went into overtime and it was the ’94-’95 Blues who won in overtime, again, when defenseman Murray Baron scored just under two minutes into the period.

The ’69-’70 Blues completely dominated Game 5 by outshooting the ’94-’95 Blues 45-27 as they won 4-1 to cut the series to 3-2. Roberts and Sabourin both posted a goal and an assist in the win. Then, in Game 6, after Hull scored five seconds into the second period for the ’94-’95 Blues to tie the game, Frank St. Marseille scored the eventual game-winner halfway through the second to force a Game 7 for the ’69-’70 Blues. Goyette started the scoring in Game 7 just 24 seconds into the game as the 2nd seed took a very early lead. Then, while on a 5-on-3 PP, St. Marseille scored 58 seconds into the second period to give the ’69-’70 Blues a 2-0 lead. That goal would turn out to be the game-winner as the ’69-’70 Blues completed a 3-1 series comeback to advance to the Semifinal Round.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’94-’95 Blues 1 0 2 1 4
’69-’70 Blues 0 2 1 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’94-’95 STL – 4   ’69-’70 STL – 3   (OT)   (1-0   ’94-’95 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Ian Laperriere (’94-’95 STL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   3 S

2nd Star: LW – Ab McDonald (’69-’70 STL) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   7 S

3rd Star: C – Phil Goyette (’69-’70 STL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   5 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’94-’95 Blues 0 1 0 1
’69-’70 Blues 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’69-’70 STL – 2   ’94-’95 STL – 1   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jacques Plante (’69-’70 STL) – W   1.00 GAA   .964 SV% (27 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Curtis Joseph (’94-’95 STL) – L   2.00 GAA   .960 SV% (48 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Jimmy Roberts (69-’70 STL) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’69-’70 Blues 0 0 1 1
’94-’95 Blues 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’94-’95 STL – 2   ’69-’70 STL – 1   (2-1   ’94-’95 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Curtis Joseph (’94-’95 STL) – W   1.00 GAA   .976 SV% (41 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Jacques Plante (’69-’70 STL) – L   2.00 GAA   .944 SV% (34 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Ian Laperriere (’94-’95 STL) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   3 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’69-’70 Blues 2 1 0 0 3
’94-’95 Blues 0 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’94-’95 STL – 4   ’69-’70 STL – 3   (OT)   (3-1   ’94-’95 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Murray Baron (’94-’95 STL) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   3 S   6 PIM

2nd Star: D – Jimmy Roberts (’69-’70 STL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +1   5 S

3rd Star: LW – David Roberts (’94-’95 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’94-’95 Blues 0 0 1 1
’69-’70 Blues 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’69-’70 STL – 4   ’94-’95 STL – 1   (3-2   ’69-’70 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Gary Sabourin (’69-’70 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   8 S

2nd Star: D – Jimmy Roberts (69-’70 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   6 S

3rd Star: D – Barclay Plager (’69-’70 STL) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   1 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’69-’70 Blues 1 1 0 2
’94-’95 Blues 0 1 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’69-’70 STL – 2   ’94-’95 STL – 1   (3-3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Jacques Plante (’69-’70 STL) – W   1.00 GAA   .971 SV% (33 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Curtis Joseph (’94-’95 STL) – L   2.00 GAA   .944 SV% (34 SV’s)

3rd Star: LW – Ab McDonald (’69-’70 STL) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   2 S

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’94-’95 Blues 0 1 0 1
’69-’70 Blues 1 2 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’69-’70 STL – 3   ’94-’95 STL – 1   (4-3   ’69-’70 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Phil Goyette (’69-’70 STL) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: RW – Frank St. Marseille (’69-’70 STL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: G – Curtis Joseph (’69-’70 STL) – L   3.00 GAA   .942 SV% (49 SV’s)

Up next is the 3-6 matchup between the ’67-’68 Blues and the ’80-’81 Blues!

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