14th-seeded ’34-’35 Maroons Defeat 19th-seeded ’10-’11 Hurricanes in Tight Seven Game Series

(Photo via hockeygods.com0

(Photo via hockeygods.com0

The 19th-seeded ’10-’11 Carolina Hurricanes outscored the 14th-seeded ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons 20-19 in the seven game, but it was the Maroons who came out on top in the end. It was the two goaltenders who were the biggest stars of this tight seven game series.

Offensively, it was Earl Robinson who led Montreal. He posted a team-high in goals (6), assists (6) and points (12). Behind him was Herb Cain who was second in all of three of those categories with five goals, five assists and 10 points. Russ Blinco also scored five goals to tie Cain for second on the team. Hooley Smith and defenseman Cy Wentworth were tied for the team-lead in plus/minus rating at +2. Then, five players were tied for second at +1, including Cain and Robinson. In net, Alec Connell lost more games than he won, obviously, but still was very good in the series. He posted a 2.86 goals against average to go along with a .922 save percentage while facing about 36 shots against per game. His single-game high for saves was 40 in a loss in Game 4.

The Hurricanes’ offense was overpowering in their First Round and Montreal were able to slow them down in this series. Jeff Skinner and Jussi Jokinen were tied for the team-lead in goals with four while longtime captain Eric Staal was second with three. Skinner was also tied for the team lead in assists at five with Erik Cole and defenseman Joe Corvo. Just like in goals, Staal was second, but he was tied with defenseman Tim Gleason at three. Skinner’s nine points put him atop Carolina’s overall scoring leaderboard with Cole and Corvo tied for second with seven. Tuomo Ruutu and Tom Kostopoulos were tied for the team lead in plus/minus with ratings of +5. Kostopoulos, by the way, finishes the tournament with all three of his goals being game-winners for the Canes. Anyway, Skinner finishes second in plus/minus with a +4 rating. Goalie Cam Ward earned the top star of the series for his performance and it was well deserved. He posted a 2.57 goals against average to go along with a very impressive .938 save percentage while facing an average of 43.6 shots against per game.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. CAR – G – Cam Ward – 7 GP   7 GS   3-1-3   2.57 GAA   .938 SV%   11 Star Points
  2. MTM – G – Alec Connell – 7 GP   7 GS   3-4-0   2.86 GAA   .922 SV%   7 Star Points
  3. MTM – RW – Earl Robinson – 6 G   6 A   12 P   +1   48 S   4 PIM   5 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 1 1 0 0 2
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 0 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY: ‘34-’35 MTM – 3   ‘10-’11 CAR – 2   (OT)   (1-0   ‘34-’35 MTM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 CAR – 16:54 – CAR: J. Skinner (10) assisted by J. Corvo (7), T. Kostopoulos (3)

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 1 tie – 1:43 – MTM: R. Blinco (1) assisted by G. Marker (1)
  • 2 – 1 CAR – 6:38 – CAR: E. Staal (9) assisted by E. Cole (5)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 16:49 – PP – MTM: E. Robinson (1) assisted by H. Cain (1)

 

3rd Period:

 

Overtime:

  • 3 – 2 MTM – 12:47 – MTM: B. Gracie (1) assisted by J. Ward (1), S. Evans (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

2

Goals

3

37

Shots

49

0/3

PP

1/4

3/4

SH

3/3

0%

PP%

25%

75%

PK%

100%

GWG

B. Gracie (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Alec Connell (MTM)
  • 2nd Star: Cam Ward (CAR)
  • 3rd Star: Russ Blinco (MTM)

 

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 2 1 0 0 3
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 0 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY: ‘34-’35 MTM – 4   ‘10-’11 CAR – 3   (OT)   (2-0   ‘34-’35 MTM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 CAR – 9:33 – PP – CAR: S. Samsonov (1) assisted by J. Skinner (7), A. Babchuk (9)
  • 2 – 0 CAR – 15:18 – CAR: J. Jokinen (5) assisted by I. White (3)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 1 CAR – 9:33 – MTM: H. Cain (1) assisted by R. Blinco (1)
  • 3 – 1 CAR – 19:47 – CAR: J. Skinner (11) assisted by T. Ruutu (5), T. Gleason (3)

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 2 CAR – 4:32 – MTM: R. Blinco (2) assisted by G. Marker (2), S. McManus (1)
  • 3 – 3 tie – 13:25 – MTM: H. Cain (2) assisted by E. Robinson (1), C. Wentworth (1)

 

Overtime:

  • 4 – 3 MTM – 6:01 – PP – MTM: G. Marker (1) assisted by R. Blinco (2), A. Shields (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

3

Goals

4

27

Shots

47

1/4

PP

1/2

1/2

SH

3/4

25%

PP%

50%

50%

PK%

75%

GWG

G. Marker (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Herb Cain (MTM)
  • 2nd Star: Russ Blinco (MTM)
  • 3rd Star: Jeff Skinner (CAR)

 

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 0 1 1 2
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 0 1 2 3

GAME SUMMARY: ‘10-’11 CAR – 3   ‘34-’35 MTM – 2   (2-1   ‘34-’35 MTM)

1st Period:

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 0 MTM – 0:45 – MTM: E. Robinson (2) unassisted
  • 1 – 1 tie – 5:30 – CAR: P. Dwyer (3) assisted by E. Staal (8)

 

3rd Period:

  • 2 – 1 MTM – 8:25 – MTM: E. Robinson (3) assisted by H. Cain (2)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 16:52 – CAR: J. Jokinen (3) assisted by T. Gleason (4), I. White (4)
  • 3 – 2 CAR – 19:35 – CAR: T. Ruutu (5) assisted by J. Skinner (8)

 

TEAM STATS:

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

2

Goals

3

37

Shots

38

0/2

PP

0/2

2/2

SH

2/2

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

GWG

T. Ruutu (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Cam Ward (CAR)
  • 2nd Star: Earl Robinson (MTM)
  • 3rd Star: Alec Connell (MTM)

 

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 0 1 0 1
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 3 0 1 4

GAME SUMMARY: ‘10-’11 CAR – 4   ‘34-’35 MTM – 1   (2-2)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 CAR – 9:04 – CAR: J. Skinner (12) assisted by J. Corvo (8)
  • 2 – 0 CAR – 13:00 – CAR: J. Skinner (13) assisted by E. Staal (9), E. Cole (6)
  • 3 – 0 CAR – 17:31 – CAR: E. Staal (10) assisted by J. Pitkanen (10), J. Skinner (9)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 1 CAR – 0:39 – MTM: E. Robinson (4) assisted by C. Wentworth (2), H. Cain (3)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 1 CAR – 13:04 – CAR: J. Jokinen (7) assisted by B. Sutter (4), J. Corvo (9)

 

TEAM STATS:

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

1

Goals

4

38

Shots

44

PP

SH

PP%

PK%

GWG

J. Skinner (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Jeff Skinner (CAR)
  • 2nd Star: Cam Ward (CAR)
  • 3rd Star: Eric Staal (CAR)

 

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 1 2 1 4
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 1 1 0 2

GAME SUMMARY: ‘10-’11 CAR – 4   ‘34-’35 MTM – 2   (3-2   ‘10-’11 CAR)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 MTM – 3:39 – MTM: E. Robinson (5) assisted by S. Evans (2)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 7:31 – CAR: J. Jokinen (8) assisted by B. Sutter (5)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 1 CAR – 3:39 – CAR: T. Ruutu (6) assisted by T. Kostopoulos (4), J. Skinner (10)
  • 3 – 1 CAR – 6:20 – CAR: T. Kostopoulos (3) assisted by J. Skinner (11)
  • 3 – 2 CAR – 11:15 MTM: H. Cain (3) assisted by E. Robinson (2), C. Wentworth (3)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 2 CAR – 0:28 – CAR: J. Corvo (1) assisted by E. Staal (10), E. Cole (7)

 

TEAM STATS:

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

4

Goals

2

33

Shots

39

0/2

PP

SH

2/2

0%

PP%

PK%

100%

T. Kostopoulos (3)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Tom Kostopoulos (CAR)
  • 2nd Star: Cam Ward (CAR)
  • 3rd Star: Jeff Skinner (CAR)

 

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 0 1 1 1 3
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 0 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY: ‘34-’35 MTM – 3   ‘10-’11 CAR – 2   (OT)   (3-3)

1st Period:

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 0 CAR – 6:43 – CAR: E. Cole (4) assisted by T. Gleason (5)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 8:35 – MTM: H. Cain (4) assisted by A. Shields (2), E. Robinson (3)
  • 2 – 1 CAR – 16:38 – CAR: E. Staal (11) assisted by E. Cole (8), J. Corvo (10)

 

3rd Period:

  • 2 – 2 tie – 11:35 – MTM: R. Blinco (3) assisted by S. Evans (3)

 

Overtime:

  • 3 – 2 MTM – 1:11 – MTM: S. Evans (1) assisted by E. Robinson (4), H. Cain (4)

 

TEAM STATS:

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

3

Goals

2

37

Shots

41

0/1

PP

0/2

2/2

SH

1/1

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

S. Evans (1)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Alec Connell (MTM)
  • 2nd Star: Stewart Evans (MTM)
  • 3rd Star: Herb Cain (MTM)

 

GAME 7:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes 0 1 1 2
#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY: ‘34-’35 MTM – 4   ‘10-’11 CAR – 2   (4-3   ‘34-’35 MTM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 MTM – 3:31 – MTM: E. Robinson (6) unassisted

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 1 tie – 3:50 – CAR: E. Cole (5) assisted by J. Pitkanen (11), J. Corvo (11)
  • 2 – 1 MTM – 16:47 – MTM: H. Cain (5) assisted by L. Conacher (1), E. Robinson (5)

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 1 MTM – 0:24 – MTM: R. Blinco (4) assisted by H. Cain (5), S. Evans (4)
  • 3 – 2 MTM – 1:04 – CAR: J. Corvo (2) assisted by E. Cole (9)
  • 4 – 2 MTM – 19:31 – EN – MTM: R. Blinco (5) assisted by C. Wentworth (4), E. Robinson (6)

 

TEAM STATS:

#19 ‘10-’11 Hurricanes

#14 ‘34-’35 Maroons

2

Goals

4

35

Shots

58

PP

SH

PP%

PK%

GWG

R. Blinco (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Earl Robinson (MTM)
  • 2nd Star: Cam Ward (CAR)
  • 3rd Star: Russ Blinco (MTM)

For the first time in their UNP history, the old Maroons franchise have won a series. Last year, the ’34-’35 Maroons were defeated by the 20th-seeded ’02-’03 Dallas Stars in six games, but this year the ’34-’35 Maroons are moving onto the Third Round after having First Round byes in both tournaments. The ’10-’11 Carolina Hurricanes finish the tournament by repeating last year’s representatives run of advancing from the First Round and being eliminated in the Second Round in seven games. Next up in the Third Round, the ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons will face the 3rd-seeded ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings who defeated the 30th-seeded ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers in six games!

Up next in the Second Round are the 2nd-seeded ’44-’45 Toronto Maple Leafs and the 31st-seeded ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets!

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