Top Line Combines for 39 Points as 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Oilers Defeat 22nd-seeded ’09-’10 Canucks in Five Games

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This might have become a real series if the 22nd-seeded ’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks had not blown a 3-0 lead in Game 3, which they eventually lost in overtime. The 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers did blow the Canucks away in Game 1, but other than that they’re average margin of victory was only two goals.

As the title says, the top line for the Oilers exploded offensively, which is not all that surprising, but most of it did come in a 13-3 Game 1 blowout victory. Mark Messier led the way for that top line with 14 points while Wayne Gretzky finished second with 13 points and Glenn Anderson in third with 12 points. Overall, eight players finished the series averaging at least a point per game for Edmonton. Messier also led the Oilers in goal scoring with eight during the five games. Gretzky was second with five while Anderson was tied with defenseman Ken Linseman in third with four. Anderson and Gretzky were tied for the team lead in helpers at eight apiece while defenseman Paul Coffey was right behind them in second with seven assists. Goaltender Andy Moog had a decent series for Edmonton, but his performance dipped a bit from last round. He posted a 4-1-0 record with a 3.40 goals against average to go along with a .916 save percentage.

To nobody’s surprise, it was the Sedin twins that led the way offensively for the Canucks. Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin were both tied for the team lead in points with seven apiece. Meanwhile, Ryan Kesler and Mikael Samuelsson were tied for second with five points. There was another tie for the team lead in goals, between four different Canucks. Alexandre Burrows scored three times during the series to tie with Kesler, Samuelsson and (Daniel) Sedin. Kyle Wellwood was the only other Canuck to score more than once with his two goals. Only three other players scored for Vancouver during the five games. Also to nobody’s surprise, the two Sedins were atop the team’s assist leaderboard. Henrik was the overall leader with six while Daniel was tied for second at four with defenseman Sami Salo. This was a tough series for Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, but that only makes sense seeing the opponent is an Oilers team from the ’80s. This was by far Luongo’s worst series in his UNP career. He posted a 1-3-1 record with a 4.20 goals against average and a .870 save percentage. Just to show how good Luongo was coming in to this series, his overall GAA and SV% after this series still only 2.57 and .918%.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. EDM – LW – Mark Messier – 5 GP   8 G   6 A   14 P   +5   38 S   3 GWG   8 Star Points
  2. EDM – C – Wayne Gretzky – 5 GP   5 G   8 A   13 P   +6   49 S   2 PIM   5 Star Points
  3. EDM – RW – Glenn Anderson – 5 GP   4 G   8 A   12 P   +6   39 S   6 PIM   3 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 1 1 1 3
#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers 4 5 4 13

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘82-’83 EDM – 13   ‘09-’10 VAN – 3   (1-0   ‘82-’83 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 EDM – 0:39 – EDM: W. Gretzky (6) assisted by G. Anderson (6), C. Huddy (5)
  • 2 – 0 EDM – 3:04 – EDM: W. Gretzky (7) assisted by G. Anderson (7)
  • 2 – 1 EDM – 5:07 – VAN: K. Wellwood (2) assisted by S. Salo (5)
  • 3 – 1 EDM – 12:17 – EDM: W. Gretzky (8) assisted by C. Huddy (6), P. Coffey (7)
  • 4 – 1 EDM – 16:55 – EDM: M. Messier (3) assisted by W. Gretzky (7)

 

2nd Period:

  • 5 – 1 EDM – 0:47 – EDM: G. Anderson (5) assisted by W. Gretzky (8)
    • VAN replaces starting goalie R. Luongo w/backup A. Raycroft
  • 6 – 1 EDM – 1:26 – EDM: J. Kurri (2) assisted by M. Messier (6), L. Fogolin Jr. (1)
  • 7 – 1 EDM – 3:45 – EDM: G. Anderson (6) assisted by W. Gretzky (9), J. Pouzar (1)
  • 8 – 1 EDM – 8:02 – EDM: M. Messier (4) assisted by W. Gretzky (10), G. Anderson (8)
  • 8 – 2 EDM – 10:07 – VAN: R. Kesler (5) assisted by D. Sedin (14), S. Bernier (5)
  • 9 – 2 EDM – 13:44 – EDM: M. Messier (5) assisted by D. Hunter (1), J. Kurri (2)

 

3rd Period:

  • 10 – 2 EDM – 1:08 – EDM: D. Lumley (1) assisted by P. Coffey (8)
    • VAN replaces A. Raycroft w/R. Luongo
  • 11 – 2 EDM – 5:03 – EDM: L. Fogolin Jr. (1) assisted by G. Anderson (9)
    • VAN replaces R. Luongo w/A. Raycroft
  • 12 – 2 EDM – 11:56 – EDM: D. Hunter (2) assisted by M. Messier (7), J. Kurri (3)
  • 13 – 2 EDM – 11:59 – EDM: J. Kurri (3) assisted by L. Fogolin Jr. (2), M. Messier (8)
  • 13 – 3 EDM – 16:02 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (11) unassisted

 

TEAM STATS:

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers

3

Goals

13

43

Shots

61

0/3

PP

1/1

0/1

SH

3/3

0%

PP%

100%

0%

PK%

100%

GWG

M. Messier (2)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Wayne Gretzky (EDM)
  • 2nd Star: Mark Messier (EDM)
  • 3rd Star: Glenn Anderson (EDM)

 

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 1 0 1 2
#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers 2 0 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘82-’83 EDM – 4   ‘09-’10 VAN – 2   (2-0   ‘82-’83 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 EDM – 4:50 – EDM: M. Messier (6) assisted by W. Gretzky (11), R. Gregg (1)
  • 2 – 0 EDM – 10:57 – EDM: K. Linseman (1) assisted by P. Hughes (1)
  • 2 – 1 EDM – 13:48 – PP – VAN: M. Samuelsson (12) assisted by H. Sedin (17), S. Salo (6)
  • 14:48 – K. Linseman (EDM) receives a five-minute major for elbowing and a 10-minute game misconduct

 

2nd Period:

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 1 EDM – 1:37 – EDM: M. Messier (7) assisted by D. Hunter (2), J. Fogolin Jr. (3)
  • 3 – 2 EDM – 6:41 – VAN: H. Sedin (6) assisted by M. Samuelsson (6), A. Burrows (4)
  • 4 – 2 EDM – 13:53 – PP – EDM: W. Gretzky (9) assisted by G. Anderson (10), P. Coffey (9)

 

TEAM STATS:

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers

2

Goals

4

30

Shots

54

1/5

PP

1/2

1/2

SH

4/5

20%

PP%

50%

50%

PK%

80%

GWG

M. Messier (3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Mark Messier (EDM)
  • 2nd Star: Roberto Luongo (VAN)
  • 3rd Star: Wayne Gretzky (EDM)

 

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers 0 2 2 1 5
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 3 1 0 0 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘82-’83 EDM – 5   ‘09-’10 VAN – 4   (OT)   (3-0   ‘82-’83 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 VAN – 8:51 – VAN: D. Sedin (7) assisted by R. Kesler (5), S. Salo (7)
  • 2 – 0 VAN – 9:43 – VAN: J. Hansen (1) assisted by K. Bieksa (5), M. Raymond (4)
  • 3 – 0 VAN – 18:18 – VAN: A. Burrows (5) assisted by H. Sedin (18), A. Edler (8)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 1 VAN – 4:14 – SH – EDM: K. Linseman (2) assisted by D. Hunter (3), K. Lowe (2)
  • 4 – 1 VAN – 7:43 – VAN: D. Sedin (8) assisted by R. Kesler (6), S. Bernier (6)
  • 4 – 2 VAN – 17:35 – EDM: K. Linseman (3) assisted by P. Coffey (10), C. Huddy (7)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 3 VAN – 8:11 – EDM: G. Anderson (7) assisted by W. Gretzky (12)
  • 4 – 4 tie – 9:21 – EDM: K. Linseman (4) assisted by P. Coffey (11), C. Huddy (8)

 

Overtime:

  • 5 – 4 EDM – 18:43 – EDM: C. Huddy (3) assisted by M. Messier (9), P. Coffey (12)

 

TEAM STATS:

#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

5

Goals

4

50

Shots

58

0/1

PP

0/3

3/3

SH

1/1

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

C. Huddy (1)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Ken Linseman (EDM)
  • 2nd Star: Andy Moog (EDM)
  • 3rd Star: Charlie Huddy (EDM)

 

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers 1 0 0 1
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘09-’10 VAN – 4   ‘82-’83 EDM – 1   (3-1   ‘82-’83 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 EDM – 7:01 – EDM: G. Anderson (8) assisted by M. Messier (10), W. Gretzky (13)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 12:14 – VAN: A. Burrows (6) assisted by H. Sedin (19), S. Salo (8)
  • 2 – 1 VAN – 14:50 – VAN: R. Kesler (6) assisted by D. Sedin (15)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 1 VAN – 9:50 – VAN: K. Wellwood (3) assisted by K. Bieksa (6), M. Raymond (5)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 1 VAN – 16:52 – VAN: D. Sedin (9) assisted by H. Sedin (20), A. Edler (9)

 

TEAM STATS:

#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

1

Goals

4

38

Shots

37

PP

0/2

2/2

SH

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

GWG

R. Kesler (5)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Roberto Luongo (VAN)
  • 2nd Star: Daniel Sedin (VAN)
  • 3rd Star: Henrik Sedin (VAN)

 

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks 2 1 1 4
#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers 4 3 0 7

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘82-’83 EDM – 7   ‘09-’10 VAN – 4   (4-1   ‘82-’83 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 EDM – 11:26 – EDM: M. Messier (8) assisted by G. Anderson (11)
  • 2 – 0 EDM – 12:44 – EDM: D. Hunter (3) assisted by J. Kurri (4), M. Messier (11)
  • 2 – 1 EDM – 14:02 – VAN: A. Burrows (7) assisted by H. Sedin (21), M. Samuelsson (7)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 15:02 – VAN: M. Raymond (3) assisted by J. Hansen (3)
  • 3 – 2 EDM – 16:51 – EDM: M. Messier (9) assisted by G. Anderson (12)
  • 4 – 2 EDM – 17:40 – PP – EDM: J. Pouzar (3) assisted by C. Huddy (9), P. Coffey (13)

 

2nd Period:

  • 5 – 2 EDM – 1:33 – EDM: M. Messier (10) assisted by D. Hunter (4), L. Fogolin Jr. (4)
    • VAN replaces starting goalie R. Luongo w/backup A. Raycroft
  • 6 – 2 EDM – 10:49 – EDM: L. Fogolin Jr. (2) assisted by W. Gretzky (14), J. Pouzar (2)
  • 7 – 2 EDM – 15:17 – EDM: W. Gretzky (10) assisted by K. Lowe (3), G. Anderson (13)
  • 7 – 3 EDM – 18:35 – VAN: M. Samuelsson (13) assisted by D. Sedin (16), H. Sedin (22)

 

3rd Period:

  • 7 – 4 EDM – 8:41 – VAN: R. Kesler (7) assisted by D. Sedin (17)

 

TEAM STATS:

#22 ‘09-’10 Canucks

#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers

4

Goals

7

35

Shots

45

0/3

PP

1/3

2/3

SH

3/3

0%

PP%

33%

66%

PK%

100%

GWG

M. Messier (4)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Mark Messier (EDM)
  • 2nd Star: Glenn Anderson (EDM)
  • 3rd Star: Wayne Gretzky (EDM)

The ’82-’83 Oilers are the third different team to represent Edmonton in the Ultimate NHL Playoff. In each of the previous two tournaments, the Oilers representative has been able to reach at least the Quarterfinal. Now the ’82-’83 Oilers have gotten there and they will face the 19th-seeded ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, who defeated the 30th-seeded ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers earlier in the Third Round. The ’09-’10 Canucks are in their first UNP and have been able to tie the franchise mark for longest run in the UNP. Last year was the first time that Vancouver had reached the Third Round and they have matched that this year.

Up next in the Third Round, the 24th-seeded ’84-’85 Washington Capitals face the 25th-seeded ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks!

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