Gilmour’s OT Goal in Game 6 Leads 5th-seeded ’89-’90 Flames Over 4th-seeded ’87-’88 Flames

____________ netted overtime winners in both Game 4 and Game 6 for the '89-'90 Flames. (via Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Doug Gilmour netted an overtime winner in Game 6 for the ’89-’90 Flames, while also scoring the game-winner in the third period of Game 1. (via Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Game 1 was tied 2-2 after two periods when defenseman Gary Suter broke the tie five plus minutes into the third period for the 5th-seeded ’89-’90 Flames. However, almost five minutes later, Mike Bullard tied the game back up for the 4th-seeded ’87-’88 Flames, but just over two minutes later Doug Gilmour scored unassisted, which won the game for the ’89-’90 Flames. Then, in Game 2, the ’89-’90 Flames scored three times in a span of seven plus minutes in the second period to take a 4-2 lead. However, in the final minute and a half of the second, Joe Mullen and Brett Hull both scored for the ’87-’88 Flames to re-tie the game. Then, in the third, defenseman Al MacInnis scored twice, his third and fourth of the game, for the ’89-’90 Flames to lead them to a 6-4 win. In the final two minutes of Game 2, things got nasty. At the 18:16 mark, Joel Otto of the ’87-’88 Flames was given a 5-10-game for cross-checking. Then, 13 seconds later, Suter, of the ’89-’90 Flames, and defenseman Neil Sheehy dropped the gloves with Suter also getting a minor for instigating and then a 10-minute misconduct. Then, with 56 seconds left, Bullard, of the ’87-’88 Flames was given a two-minute minor for cross-checking and MacInnis, of the ’87-’88 Flames, received a 10-minute misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct. That arena would be loud as hell if this was a real game.

The ’87-’88 Flames reaped the rewards of all the scuffling at the end of Game 2 as they won Game 3, 9-4. MacInnis registered five assists in the win while Otto netted a hat trick. Then, in Game 4, the ’89-’90 Flames held a 5-3 lead going into the third period. However, a goal each from Joe Nieuwendyk and John Tonelli for the ’87-’88 Flames had the game tied up with 8:13 left in regulation. Neither team would find a goal in that eight plus minutes, thus leading to an overtime. Defenseman Dana Murzyn finally won it just a hair over 16 minutes into overtime giving the ’89-’90 Flames a 3-1 series lead. The ’87-’88 Flames avoided elimination in Game 5 with a 10-4 win where they were actually outshot 51-39. Bullard led them offensively with three goals and an assist while four other players registered three-point nights. Then, in Game 6, the ’89-’90 Flames scored four times in the first period alone and led 4-1 heading into the second. However, by the time the third period started, the ’87-’88 Flames cut the lead down to 5-4. Then, just 36 seconds into the third period, Suter potted home a rebound to tie the game for the ’87-’88 Flames and that would go on to force an overtime. Then, Gilmour finally ended it with just over two minutes left in overtime as he scored unassisted to push the ’89-’90 Flames into the Semifinal Round. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’89-’90 Flames 1 1 2 4
’87-’88 Flames 1 1 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 CGY – 4   ’87-’88 CGY – 1   (1-0   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Joe Mullen (’89-’90 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   3 S

2nd Star: G – Mike Vernon (’89-’90 CGY) – W   3.00 GAA   .929 SV% (39 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Gary Suter (’87-’88 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   7 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’89-’90 Flames 1 3 2 6
’87-’88 Flames 2 2 0 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 CGY – 6   ’87-’88 CGY – 4   (2-0   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Al MacInnis (’89-’90 CGY) – 4 G   1 A   5 P   +1   9 S

2nd Star: RW – Brett Hull (’87-’88 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   3 S

3rd Star: C – Carey Wilson (’87-’88 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +3   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’87-’88 Flames 2 5 2 9
’89-’90 Flames 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’87-’88 CGY – 9   ’89-’90 CGY – 4   (2-1   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Al MacInnis (’87-’88 CGY) – 0 G   5 A   5 P   +4   7 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: C – Joel Otto (’87-’88 CGY) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   6 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Joe Mullen (’87-’88 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’87-’88 Flames 2 1 2 0 5
’89-’90 Flames 2 3 0 1 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 CGY – 6   ’87-’88 CGY – 5   (OT)   (3-1   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Doug Gilmour (’89-’90 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S

2nd Star: D – Brad McCrimmon (’87-’88 CGY) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   0 S

3rd Star: D – Jamie Macoun (’89-’90 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’89-’90 Flames 1 1 2 4
’87-’88 Flames 2 2 6 10

GAME SUMMARY:  ’87-’88 CGY – 10   ’89-’90 CGY – 4   (3-2   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Mike Bullard (’87-’88 CGY) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +3   3 S

2nd Star: RW – Hakan Loob (’87-’88 CGY) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   3 S

3rd Star: D – Al MacInnis (’87-’88 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +5   7 S   2 PIM

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’87-’88 Flames 1 3 1 0 5
’89-’90 Flames 4 1 0 1 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 CGY – 6   ’87-’88 CGY – 5   (OT)   (4-2   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Joe Mullen (’89-’90 CGY) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   11 S

2nd Star: C – Doug Gilmour (’89-’90 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   3 S

3rd Star: C – Mike Bullard (’87-’88 CGY) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +3   4 S

Up next is the 2-7 matchup between the ’85-’86 Flames and the ’84-’85 Flames!

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