6th-seeded ’84-’85 Oilers Score Twice in the 3rd in Comeback to Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Top-seeded ’78-’79 Canadiens

Along with two assists, the Great One scored the game-tying goal in the Oilers' third-period comeback here in Game 2. (Photo via B. Bennett/SI.com)

Along with two assists, the Great One scored the game-tying goal in the Oilers’ third-period comeback here in Game 2. (Photo via B. Bennett/SI.com)

Just like in Game 1, the 6th-seeded ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers opened the scoring in Game 2. It was defenseman Charlie Huddy this time as he scored his sixth goal of the tournament at the 13:46 mark of the opening frame. However, Pierre Mondou tied it up for the top-seeded ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens less than a minute and a half later. It was his eighth of the tournament while Guy Lafleur registered his 29th assist of the tourney on the goal. It remained tied at one until early in the second period when the Habs took their first lead of the series. It was Bob Gainey‘s second of the series and third of the tournament to give them that lead, but just a few minutes later Mike Krushelnyski tied it up for Edmonton with his 14th of the tourney.

The Habs took the lead right back just over a minute later with an unassisted goal from Lafleur, his 26th tally. It was 3-2 in favor of Montreal at the end of the second period with them outshooting the Oilers 20-19. They would then outshoot them 10-5 in the third period, but the score would not stay in their favor. Defenseman Brian Engblom was called for cross-checking just past the 11-minute mark of the third to put Edmonton on it’s only PP of the game. Wayne Gretzky would make Montreal pay with his 36th goal to tie it at three. Then, less than a minute later, Glenn Anderson potted his 15th to give the Oilers a 4-3 lead, which would complete a brief, but final comeback. Edmonton scored twice on just five shots in that third period.

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#6 ‘84-’85 Oilers 1 1 2 4
#1 ‘78-’79 Canadiens 1 2 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘84-’85 EDM – 4   ‘78-’79 MTL – 3   (2-0   ‘84-’85 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 EDM – 13:46 – EDM: C. Huddy (6) assisted by W. Gretzky (30), J. Kurri (31)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 15:03 – MTL: P. Mondou (8) assisted by Y. Lambert (7), G. Lafleur (29)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 1 MTL – 2:14 – MTL: B. Gainey (3) assisted by R. Houle (4), S. Savard (3)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 6:02 – EDM: M. Krushelnyski (14) assisted by W. Gretzky (31)
  • 3 – 2 MTL – 7:10 – MTL: G. Lafleur (26) unassisted

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 3 tie – 12:56 – PP – EDM: W. Gretzky (36) assisted by P. Coffey (54)
  • 4 – 3 EDM – 13:35 – EDM: G. Anderson (15) assisted by C. Huddy (25), J. Pouzar (6)

 

TEAM STATS:

#6 ‘84-’85 Oilers

#1 ‘78-’79 Canadiens

4

Goals

3

24

Shots

30

1/1

PP

0/2

2/2

SH

0/1

100%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

0%

G. Anderson (2)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Wayne Gretzky (EDM)
  • 2nd Star: Charlie Huddy (EDM)
  • 3rd Star: Guy Lafleur (MTL)

The Oilers will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead on home ice on Friday!

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