Wayne Babych (7G, 4A) Leads 6th-seeded ’80-’81 Blues in Sweep of 3rd-seeded ’67-’68 Blues

(via jcs-group.com)

Wayne Babych was the First Star in Game’s 1, 3 and 4 as he led the ’80-’81 Blues to the Semifinal Round. (via jcs-group.com)

The sweep began with a 6-5 win in Game 1 for the 6th-seeded ’80-’81 Blues. Wayne Babych posted two goals and two assists for four points to lead them in the win. Linemates Jorgen Pettersson and Bernie Federko helped him with a combined two goals and four assists. Then, in Game 2, the ’80-’81 Blues and the third-seeded ’67-’68 Blues combined for seven goals in the first period. The ’80-’81 Blues led 4-3 after the first and went on to win 6-3 with Brian Sutter‘s four points (2G, 2A) leading the way. Red Berenson of the ’67-’68 Blues had a solid game, posting a goal and two assists while linemates Frank St. Marseille and Gerry Melnyk posted two assists and two goals, respectively. In Game 3, the two sides were tied 2-2 after two, but the ’80-’81 Blues rallied off three goals in the third to win 5-2. Babych registered a hat trick in the win while both Sutter and Federko registered multi-point games. The ’67-’68 Blues then bursted for four goals, including two on the PP, in the first period of Game 4 to take a 4-1 lead into the second. However, the ’80-’81 Blues exploded for a big period of their own as they scored six in the second with Blake Dunlop and Babych both scoring two of those six. Dunlop would earn his hat trick with another goal in the third as the ’80-’81 Blues topped off the sweep with an 8-4 win.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’80-’81 Blues 3 2 1 6
’67-’68 Blues 2 3 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’80-’81 STL – 6   ’67-’68 STL – 5   (1-0   ’80-’81 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Wayne Babych (’80-’81 STL) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +4   8 S

2nd Star: LW – Jorgen Pettersson (’80-’81 STL) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: LW – Dickie Moore (’67-’68 STL) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   3 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’80-’81 Blues 4 1 1 6
’67-’68 Blues 3 0 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’80-’81 STL – 6   ’67-’68 STL – 3   (2-0   ’80-’81 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brian Sutter (’80-’81 STL) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +3   7 S

2nd Star: C – Red Berenson (’67-’68 STL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   Even   10 S

3rd Star: C – Gerry Melnyk (’67-’68 STL) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   5 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 Blues 1 1 0 2
’80-’81 Blues 0 2 3 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’80-’81 STL – 5   ’67-’68 STL – 2   (3-0   ’80-’81 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Wayne Babych (’80-’81 STL) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: G – Glenn Hall (’67-’68 STL) – L   5.00 GAA   .911 SV% (51 SV’s)

3rd Star: C – Bernie Federko (’80-’81 STL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’67-’68 Blues 4 0 0 4
’80-’81 Blues 1 6 1 8

GAME SUMMARY:  ’80-’81 STL – 8   ’67-’68 STL – 4   (4-0   ’80-’81 STL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Wayne Babych (’80-’81 STL) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   +2   6 S   6 PIM

2nd Star: C – Blake Dunlop (’80-’81 STL) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +3   10 S

3rd Star: D – Rick Lapointe (’80-’81 STL) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +4   3 S   2 PIM

That wraps up the First Round of the 2015 St. Louis Blues Qualifying Tournament!

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