Category Archives: Semifinal

Preview of the Third Annual Ultimate NHL Playoff Final: Top-seeded ’76-’77 Canadiens vs. 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Oilers

Last year, the ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens dropped the ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers in a dramatic seven-game series. Now the two franchises meet again in the Ultimate NHL Playoff Final as the top-seeded ’76-’77 Canadiens face the 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Oilers. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Skater and Goalie Stat Leaders after the Semifinal Round

Skater stat leaders after the Semifinal Round of the tournament: Goals: MDA – RW – Teemu Selanne – 27   (in 19 GP) EDM – C – Wayne Gretzky – 27   (in 20 GP) BUF – C – Gilbert Perreault … Continue reading

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Semifinal Round Recap and Team Stat Leaders after Five Rounds

Let’s do the sweep first. The top-seeded ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens clinched yet another trip to the Ultimate NHL Playoff Final and this time by sweeping the 12th-seeded ’84-’85 Philadelphia Flyers. Game 1 was decided in overtime with Pete Mahovlich scoring … Continue reading

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6th-seeded ’82-’83 Oilers Defeat 15th-seeded Avs 8-5 in Game 7 to Clinch Spot in UNP Final

The scoring started early for the 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers, yet again. Defenseman Charlie Huddy started what would end up being a four-point night for himself with a goal a little over four minutes into the opening period. Fellow defenseman … Continue reading

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Ozolinsh’s OT Winner Forces Game 7 as 15th-seeded Avalanche Take Game 6, 4-3

The 6th-seeded ’82-’83 Edmonton Oilers took an early lead just three and a half minutes into Game 6 when Wayne Gretzky, unassisted, scored his 23rd of the tournament. Then, with three plus minutes remaining in the opening period, Gretzky potted … Continue reading

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