Mahovlich’s OT Winner and Deadly PP Lead Top-seeded ’76-’77 Canadiens to 4-3 Victory in Game 1 Over 12th-seeded ’84-’85 Flyers

Mahovlich’s overtime winner was Montreal’s third PP goal of the game. (via icehockey.wikia.com)

Right off the bat, the top-seeded ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens’ power play was given a chance. Brian Propp of the 12th-seeded ’84-’85 Philadelphia Flyers was called for elbowing just 21 seconds into the game. Philadelphia, however, killed off the penalty, which would happen to be the only time they were able to do that all game. Then, in the final minute, Rick Tocchet broke the scoreless draw with his third goal of the tournament. The Flyers then increased their lead to 2-0 when Dave Poulin scored six plus minutes inot the second period, his ninth of the tournament. With a little over two minutes left in the second period, the Canadiens went back on the PP and this time were able to capitalize with just 16 seconds left in the period as Guy Lafleur potted his ninth. After two periods, Montreal held a narrow shot advantage, 19-17.

Then, just seven seconds into the third period, Lafleur struck again and tied the game for Montreal. However, the Flyers responded just 52 seconds later when Ilkka Sinisalo reinstated their lead with his seventh goal of the tournament. On his goal, defenseman Mark Howe and Propp both registered second helpers of the game. At the 6:52 mark of the third, Flyers defenseman Ed Hospodar was called for roughing, which would lead to a Canadiens defenseman Guy Lapointe that tied the game back up at three. The goal was Lapointe’s seventh of the tournament and the score remained tied at the end of regulation. The Canadiens outshot the Flyers during regulation 33-28, but Montreal would dominate overtime. Pete Mahovlich scored his third goal of the tournament at the 13:31 mark of overtime to win it, but during those 13 and a half minutes, the Habs outshot the Flyers 16-2. Goaltender Pelle Lindbergh gave the Flyers a chance by making 45 saves in the loss.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#12 ‘84-’85 Flyers 1 1 1 0 3
#1 ‘76-’77 Canadiens 0 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘76-’77 MTL – 4   ‘84-’85 PHI – 3   (OT)   (1-0   ‘76-’77 MTL)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 PHI – 19:25 – PHI: R. Tocchet (3) assisted by M. Howe (14), M. Craven (4)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 0 PHI – 6:12 – PHI: D. Poulin (9) assisted by B. Propp (17)
  • 2 – 1 PHI – 19:44 – PP – MTL: G. Lafleur (9) assisted by G. Lapointe (20), J. Lemaire (11)

 

3rd Period:

  • 2 – 2 tie – 0:07 – MTL: G. Lafleur (10) assisted by G. Lapointe (21)
  • 3 – 2 PHI – 0:59 – PHI: I. Sinisalo (7) assisted by B. Propp (18), M. Howe (15)
  • 3 – 3 tie – 7:20 – PP – MTL: G. Lapointe (7) assisted by S. Shutt (7), J. Lemaire (12)

 

Overtime:

  • 4 – 3 MTL – 13:31 – PP – MTL: P. Mahovlich (3) assisted by Y. Cournoyer (6), J. Roberts (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#12 ‘84-’85 Flyers

#1 ‘76-’77 Canadiens

3

Goals

4

30

Shots

49

0/1

PP

3/4

1/4

SH

1/1

0%

PP%

75%

25%

PK%

100%

GWG

P. Mahovlich (3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Guy Lafleur (MTL)
  • 2nd Star: Guy Lapointe (MTL)
  • 3rd Star: Pelle Lindbergh (PHI)

So, the Habs take the early edge of the Flyers and will look to take a 2-0 series lead on Wednesday. Meanwhile, tomorrow night, the other Semifinal matchup will begin with Game 1 between the 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers and the 15th-seeded ’95-’96 Colorado Avalanche!

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