Three Points from Anderson and Gretzky Lead 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Oilers to 3-2 Series Lead with 6-3 Win

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Game 5 was just a bunch of goals with a bunch of penalties thrown in between. There were four penalty calls before there was even a goal, which is surprising given how many early goals that have been scored in this series and in this round overall. The first penalty was just 14 seconds into the game when defenseman Charlie Huddy was given a double-minor for high-sticking. That was followed by three penalties from the 15th-seeded ’95-’96 Colorado Avalanche over the next 12 minutes of play. The deadlock was broken by Jaroslav Pouzar‘s sixth of the tournament with three plus minutes remaining in the opening period. Glenn Anderson and Wayne Gretzky tallied their first of their three point nights with assists on Pouzar’s goal. He then scored his 17th goal of the tournament with just 30 seconds left in the first to give the 6th-seeded Edmonton Oilers a 2-0 lead. Gretzky tallied the primary assist on Anderson’s goal for his second point of the night.

Then, five plus minutes into the second period, Gretzky scored his 22nd of the tourney to give Edmonton a 3-0 lead, and of course, Anderson registered the primary assist. However, that goal would end their offensive nights, but the Oilers offense would not slow down. Ken Linseman made it 4-0 for Edmonton with his sixth of the tournament shortly after the halfway point of the game. The Avalanche responded with a couple of goals before the end of the period to cut the lead in half as Andrei Kovalenko and Claude Lemieux scored their fourth and 15th goals, respectively. However, a little over six minutes into the third period Jari Kurri scored his 10th of the tournament to make it 5-2 for the Oilers. At that point, Colorado decided to pull starting goalie Patrick Roy for backup Stephane Fiset. Each team was able to pot one more goal for a final of 6-3 as Edmonton will have a chance to move on to the Ultimate NHL Playoff Final on Monday!

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#15 ‘95-’96 Avalanche 0 2 1 3
#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers 2 2 2 6

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘82-’83 EDM – 6   ‘95-’96 COL – 3   (3-2   ‘82-’83 EDM)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 EDM – 16:13 – EDM: J. Pouzar (6) assisted by G. Anderson (25), W. Gretzky (33)
  • 2 – 0 EDM – 19:30 – EDM: G. Anderson (17) assisted by W. Gretzky (34), C. Huddy (15)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 0 EDM – 5:40 – EDM: W. Gretzky (22) assisted by G. Anderson (26), L. Fogolin Jr. (7)
  • 4 – 0 EDM – 11:37 – EDM: K. Linseman (6) assisted by D. Semenko (3)
  • 4 – 1 EDM – 14:12 – COL: A. Kovalenko (4) assisted by S. Ozolinsh (15), P. Forsberg (13)
  • 4 – 2 EDM – 17:09 – COL: C. Lemieux (15) assisted by S. Ozolinsh (16), J. Sakic (10)

 

3rd Period:

  • 5 – 2 EDM – 6:06 – EDM: J. Kurri (10) assisted by P. Coffey (21)
    • COL pulls starting goalie P. Roy for backup S. Fiset
  • 5 – 3 EDM – 11:10 – COL: V. Kamensky (7) assisted by C. Lemieux (22), J. Sakic (11)
  • 6 – 3 EDM – 14:22 – EDM: P. Coffey (3) assisted by M. Messier (23), D. Hunter (8)

 

TEAM STATS:

#15 ‘95-’96 Avalanche

#6 ‘82-’83 Oilers

3

Goals

6

35

Shots

40

0/5

PP

0/3

3/3

SH

5/5

0%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

100%

GWG

K. Linseman (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

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

Edmonton now has a 3-2 series lead and will look to clinch their franchises second straight berth in the Ultimate NHL Playoff Final in Game 6 on Monday!

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