Beers and Nilsson Lead 7th-seeded ’84-’85 Flames in Five-Game Upset of 2nd-seeded ’85-’86 Flames

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Eddy Beers was the First Star twice in the five games to help lead the ’84-’85 Flames in the upset. (via comc.com)

Eddy Beers and Kent Nilsson of the 7th-seeded ’84-’85 Flames were the two stars of this series from the start. In Game 1, Beers netted a hat trick and Nilsson tallied three assists as the ’84-’85 Flames won 6-2. Then, in Game 2, Beers registered five assists while Nilsson netted a hat trick. The ’84-’85 Flames needed overtime to win, though. The 2nd-seeded ’85-’86 Flames trailed 7-5 after two periods, but scored twice in a minute and a half in the third to force an overtime. Defenseman Jamie Macoun won it almost seven minutes into overtime to give the ’84-’85 Flames a 2-0 series lead. Beers and Nilsson totaled four goals and six assists in Game 3 as the ’84-’85 Flames won 9-7 with Beers registering a goal and four assists with Nilsson registering three goals and two assists. Game 4 was the ’85-’86 Flames’ only win in the series and it took an overtime goal from Hakan Loob to win it. However, the ’85-’86 Flames did hold a 6-4 lead in the third, but the ’84-’85 Flames scored twice in the final minute with one of them coming with an empty net. Then, in Game 5, Beers and Nilsson led the ’84-’85 Flames to a 6-4 win with Beers totaling a goal and three assists and Nilsson registering a goal and two assists. 

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Flames 3 3 0 6
’85-’86 Flames 1 0 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 CGY – 6   ’85-’86 CGY – 2   (1-0   ’84-’85 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Eddy Beers (’84-’85 CGY) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +2   5 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: C – Kent Nilsson (’84-’85 CGY) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: D – Al MacInnis (’84-’85 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +3   7 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Flames 3 4 0 1 8
’85-’86 Flames 4 1 2 0 7

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 CGY – 8   ’85-’86 CGY – 7   (OT)   (2-0   ’84-’85 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Eddy Beers (’84-’85 CGY) – 0 G   5 A   5 P   +4   8 S   4 PIM

2nd Star: C – Kent Nilsson (’84-’85 CGY) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +3   6 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: C – Carey Wilson (’84-’85 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   4 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’85-’86 Flames 3 1 3 7
’84-’85 Flames 6 2 1 9

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 CGY – 9   ’85-’86 CGY – 7   (3-0   ’84-’85 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Kent Nilsson (’84-’85 CGY) – 3 G   2 A   5 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: LW – Eddy Beers (’84-’85 CGY) – 1 G   4 A   5 P   +2   1 S

3rd Star: D – Al MacInnis (’84-’85 CGY) – 2 G   2 A   4 P   Even   6 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’85-’86 Flames 1 1 4 1 7
’84-’85 Flames 3 0 3 0 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’85-’86 CGY – 7   ’84-’85 CGY – 6   (OT)   (3-1   ’84-’85 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Hakan Loob (’85-’86 CGY) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   Even   9 S

2nd Star: C – Joel Otto (’85-’86 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   4 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: RW – Hakan Loob (’84-’85 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   8 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’84-’85 Flames 1 4 1 6
’85-’86 Flames 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’84-’85 CGY – 6   ’85-’86 CGY – 4   (4-1   ’84-’85 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Eddy Beers (’84-’85 CGY) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: C – Kent Nilsson (’84-’85 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   5 S

3rd Star: D – Al MacInnis (’85-’86 CGY) – 0 G   3 A   3 P   +2   2 S   2 PIM

Up next is the 3-6 matchup between the ’03-’04 Flames and the ’90-’91 Flames!

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