Reigning Representatives, Top-seeded ’88-’89 Flames Advance to Qualifier Final Over 5th-seeded ’89-’90 Flames

One of the more underrated teams in NHL history, the '88-'89 Calgary Flames. (via windsorstar.com)

One of the more underrated teams in NHL history, the ’88-’89 Calgary Flames. (via windsorstar.com)

In Game 1, a goal from defenseman Brad McCrimmon in the second had the 5th-seeded ’89-’90 Flames leading 3-2 heading into the third. However, the ’88-’89 Flames tied the game two plus minutes into the third thanks to a goal from Hakan Loob. The two teams swapped goals shortly after that and so the game was tied at four. Then, with less than seven minutes left, Theoren Fleury gave the ’89-’90 Flames the lead, again, and then about a minute and a half later, Joe Nieuwendyk scored an insurance marker that they wouldn’t need. Then, the ’89-’90 Flames led 2-1 heading into the third, but the ’88-’89 Flames scored twice, courtesy of Loob and Joe Mullen to come back and win 3-2. Thanks to four goals in the first period, the ’88-’89 Flames won Game 3, 7-4. Defenseman Gary Suter tallied three assists while Nieuwendyk totaled three goals and two assists to lead them in the win.

In Game 4, once again, the ’89-’90 Flames led going into the third period, 5-4. Then, almost four minutes into the third, Mullen scored on the PP to tie the game for the ’88-’89 Flames, but Nieuwendyk scored three plus minutes later to give the ’89-’90 Flames the lead right back. Then, with just about a minute and a half left in regulation, Mullen scored his third of the game to complete the hat trick and also force overtime for the ’88-’89 Flames. Then, in overtime, defenseman Al MacInnis of the ’88-’89 Flames was given a two-minute minor for boarding, which put the ’88-’89 Flames down a man. However, with the PP winding down, defenseman Jamie Macoun netted a shorthanded tally to give the ’88-’89 Flames the win and a 3-1 series lead. The ’88-’89 Flames were keen to end the series in Game 5. Mullen tallied a natural hat trick five and a half minutes into the game and led 5-1 after the first period. However, the ’89-’90 Flames stormed back to score five goals in the second, including two from Fleury, to take a 6-5 lead into the third. Gary Roberts added an insurance marker late in the third as the ’89-’90 Flames forced Game 6 with a 7-5 win. The ’88-’89 Flames would not let this series reach a seventh game, though, as they won Game 6, 7-3, as they had four different players post three points in the win.

GAME 1:

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

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 CGY – 6   ’88-’89 CGY – 4   (1-0   ’89-’90 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Al MacInnis (’89-’90 CGY) – 0 G   5 A   5 P   +1   7 S

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

3rd Star: RW – Theoren Fleury (’89-’90 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   2 S   2 PIM

GAME 2:

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

GAME SUMMARY:  ’88-’89 CGY – 3   ’89-’90 CGY – 2   (1-1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Gary Roberts (’88-’89 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   5 S

2nd Star: G – Mike Vernon (’89-’90 CGY) – L   3.00 GAA   .919 SV% (34 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Dana Murzyn (’89-’90 CGY) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   1 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’88-’89 Flames 4 2 1 7
’89-’90 Flames 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’88-’89 CGY – 7   ’89-’90 CGY – 4   (2-1   ’88-’89 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Joe Nieuwendyk (’88-’89 CGY) – 3 G   2 A   5 P   +1   7 S

2nd Star: C – Joe Nieuwendyk (’89-’90 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   6 S

3rd Star: D – Al MacInnis (’88-’89 CGY) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   6 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’88-’89 Flames 3 1 2 1 7
’89-’90 Flames 2 3 1 0 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ’88-’89 CGY – 7   ’89-’90 CGY – 6   (OT)   (3-1   ’88-’89 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Joe Mullen (’88-’89 CGY) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +3   11 S

2nd Star: C – Joe Nieuwendyk (’89-’90 CGY) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   9 S

3rd Star: C – Doug Gilmour (’88-’89 CGY) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +3   2 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’89-’90 Flames 1 5 1 7
’88-’89 Flames 5 0 0 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 CGY – 7   ’88-’89 CGY – 5   (3-2   ’88-’89 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Al MacInnis (’89-’90 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   8 S

2nd Star: RW – Joe Mullen (’88-’89 CGY) – 3 G   0 A   3 P   +1   5 S   2 PIM

3rd Star: LW – Gary Roberts (’89-’90 CGY) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   Even   4 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’88-’89 Flames 0 4 3 7
’89-’90 Flames 0 2 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’88-’89 CGY – 7   ’89-’90 CGY – 3   (4-2   ’88-’89 CGY)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Joe Nieuwendyk (’88-’89 CGY) – 2 G   1 A   3 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Brian MacLellan (’88-’89 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   2 S

3rd Star: D – Brad McCrimmon (’88-’89 CGY) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +3   2 S   2 PIM

In the other Semifinal matchup, it will be the 3rd-seeded ’03-’04 Flames against the 7th-seeded ’84-’85 Flames!

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