25th-seeded ’83-’84 Capitals Blow Away 40th-seeded ’79-’80 Rockies in Sweep

Bengt-Ake Gustafsson (Photo via peerlessprognosticator.blogspot.com)

After last year’s representative got swept, this year’s representative did the sweeping. The 25th-seeded ’83-’84 Washington Capitals swept the 40th-seeded ’79-’80 Colorado Rockies by outscoring them 22-8 over the four games.

Found in this post’s featured image, Bengt-Ake Gustafsson scored five goals in the series to tie with Alan Haworth for the team lead. Three players were tied for second with two goals, including Bob Carpenter, who led Washington in assists with seven. Defenseman Scott Stevens was second behind Carpenter with six assists, but to the surprise of no one, he became the first player in the 2015 Ultimate NHL Playoff to be ejected when he got a match penalty for a cross-check in the middle of Game 4. So, congratulations. Carpenter also led the Caps in points with nine. Gustafsson was tied with Mike Gartner for second in points with seven. Gustafsson was also tied with Stevens and Gaetan Duchesne for the team lead in plus/minus at +7. Five players posted a +5 rating to be tied for second. In net, Al Jensen had a solid series despite a lack of action as he posted a 2.00 goals against average with a .922 save percentage while just facing just 25.5 shots per game.

I’ll make this quick. Rene Robert led the Rockies in goals with three while Ron Delmore was second with two. Wilf Paiement, Rob Ramage and Pat Hickey all tallied two assists to tied for the team lead. Then, Delorme, Paiement and Robert were tied for the team lead in points with three. Only three players for the Rockies posted a plus/minus rating that was not negative. One of them was defenseman Joel Quenneville who posted an even plus/minus rating in three games. The goaltenders for Colorado posted some decent save percentages with starter Hardy Astrom posting a .912 save percentage and backup Bill McKenzie posting a .925 save percentage (1 game). However, their goals against averages were not decent at 4.75 and 3.00, respectively.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. WSH – C – Bob Carpenter – 2 G   7 A   9 P   +5   44 S   1 GWG   5 Star Points
  2. WSH – RW – Bengt-Ake Gustafsson – 5 G   2 A   7 P   +7   16 S   2 GWG   5 Star Points
  3. WSH – RW – Mike Gartner – 2 G   5 A   7 P   +3   40 S   4 PIM   5 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#40 ‘79-’80 Rockies 1 0 0 1
#25 ‘83-’84 Capitals 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘83-’84 WSH – 4   ‘79-’80 CLR – 1   (1-0   ‘83-’84 WSH)

1st Period:

  • 1:24 – WSH: A. Haworth (1) assisted by D. Shand (1), S. Stevens (1)
  • 12:36 – CLR: R. Robert (1) assisted by R. Ramage (1)

2nd Period:

  • 13:51 – WSH: B. Gustafsson (1) assisted by G. Duchesne (1), L. Murphy (1)

3rd Period:

  • 19:04 – WSH: A. Haworth (2) assisted by M. Gartner (1)
  • 19:11 – WSH: M. Gartner (1) assisted by D. Shand (2), S. Stevens (2)

TEAM STATS:

#40 ‘79-’80 Rockies #25 ‘83-’84 Capitals
1 Goals 4
29 Shots 66
PP 0/1
1/1 SH
PP% 0%
100% PK%
GWG B. Gustafsson (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Alan Haworth (WSH)
  • 2nd Star: Hardy Astrom (CLR)
  • 3rd Star: Mike Gartner (WSH)

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#40 ‘79-’80 Rockies 0 0 1 1
#25 ‘83-’84 Capitals 4 2 2 8

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘83-’84 WSH – 8   ‘79-’80 CLR – 1   (2-0   ‘83-’84 WSH)

1st Period:

  • 2:28 – WSH: D. Christian (1) assisted D. Jarvis (1), G. Adams (1)
  • 9:20 – WSH: B. Carpenter (1) assisted by D. Shand (3), B. Gustafsson (1)
  • 9:44 – WSH: B. Gustafsson (2) assisted by B. Carpenter (1)
  • 12:19 – PP – WSH: A. Haworth (3) assisted by B. Gustafsson (2), R. Langway (1)

2nd Period:

  • 4:55 – WSH: B. Carpenter (2) assisted by L. Murphy (2), G. Duchesne (2)
  • 16:46 – WSH: R. Langway (1) assisted by D. Jarvis (2), T. Blomqvist (1)

3rd Period:

  • 5:55 – WSH; B. Gustafsson (3) assisted by S. Stevens (3)
  • 9:34 – WSH: G. McAdam (1) assisted by S. Stevens (4), A. Haworth (1)
  • 13:10 – CLR: R. Robert (2) assisted by P. Hickey (1)

TEAM STATS:

#40 ‘79-’80 Rockies #25 ‘83-’84 Capitals
1 Goals 8
19 Shots 67
0/2 PP 1/1
0/1 SH 2/2
0% PP% 100%
0% PK% 100%
GWG B. Carpenter (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Bengt-Ake Gustafsson (WSH)
  • 2nd Star: Bob Carpenter (WSH)
  • 3rd Star: Rod Langway (WSH)

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#25 ‘83-’84 Capitals 2 2 1 5
#40 ‘79-’80 Rockies 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘83-’84 WSH – 5   ‘79-’80 CLR – 3   (3-0   ‘83-’84 WSH)

1st Period:

  • 1:37 – WSH: A. Haworth (4) assisted by M. Gartner (2), S. Stevens (5)
  • 5:51 – CLR: R. Robert (3) assisted by J. Valiquette (1), P. Hickey (2)
  • 11:27 – CLR: L. DeBlois (1) assisted by R. Ramage (2), G. Croteau (1)
  • 15:56 – WSH: B. Gustafsson (4) assisted by B. Carpenter (2), S. Stevens (6)

2nd Period:

  • 3:01 – WSH: M. Gartner (2) assisted by B. Carpenter (3), T. Blomqvist (2)
  • 5:47 – WSH: B. Gustafsson (5) assisted by B. Carpenter (4), G. Duchesne (3)

3rd Period:

  • 13:06 – CLR: W. Paiement (1) assisted by R. Delorme (1)
  • 13:25 – WSH: R. Langway (2) assisted by B. Carpenter (5)

TEAM STATS:

#25 ‘83-’84 Capitals #40 ‘79-’80 Rockies
5 Goals 3
52 Shots 28
0/2 PP 0/3
3/3 SH 2/2
0% PP% 0%
100% PK% 100%
B. Gustafsson (2) GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Bob Carpenter (WSH)
  • 2nd Star: Bengt-Ake Gustafsson(WSH)
  • 3rd Star: Mike Gartner (WSH)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#25 ‘83-’84 Capitals 1 2 2 5
#40 ‘79-’80 Rockies 0 2 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘83-’84 WSH – 5   ‘79-’80 CLR – 3   (4-0   ‘83-’84 WSH)

1st Period:

  • 7:58 – WSH: G. Adams (1) assisted by D. Christian (1), D. Jarvis (3)

2nd Period:

  • 6:15 – CLR: L. McDonald (1) unassisted
  • 7:27 – CLR: R. Delorme (1) assisted by W. Paiement (1)
  • 7:42 – WSH: L. Murphy (1) assisted by B. Carpenter (6), M. Gartner (3)
  • 14:28 – WSH: D. Jarvis (1) assisted by D. Christian (1), G. Adams (2)

3rd Period:

  • 17:17 – WSH: A. Haworth (5) assisted by M. Gartner (4), L. Murphy (3)
  • 17:28 – CLR: R. Delorme (2) assisted by W. Paiement (2)
  • 18:35 – PP – WSH: G. Duchesne (1) assisted by M. Gartner (5), B. Carpenter (7)

TEAM STATS:

#25 ‘83-’84 Capitals #40 ‘79-’80 Rockies
5 Goals 3
70 Shots 26
1/2 PP 0/2
2/2 SH 1/2
50% PP% 0%
100% PK% 50%
  1. Haworth (1)
GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Mike Gartner (WSH)
  • 2nd Star: Hardy Astrom (CLR)
  • 3rd Star: Larry Murphy (WSH)

The ’83-’84 Washington Capitals are now the first Caps team to advance from the First Round after a disappointment in the inaugural tournament. The Rockies franchise has now been swept in the First Round of both Ultimate NHL Playoffs. The 25th-seeded ’83-’84 Caps now advance to play the 8th-seeded ’81-’82 New York Islanders in the Second Round!

Up next in the First Round are the 31st-seeded ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets and the 34th-seeded ’84-’85 Quebec Nordiques!

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