#2 Winnipeg (Aqualizard) vs #7 Montreal (Coach)
First for some background,
November 5, 2017
Winnipeg (Aqualizard) took 4 of 5 games against Montreal (Coach) during the Classic Regular Season.
December 6, 2017
In the Premium Retro League Season 3 Teddy Bear Cup Finals.
Los Angeles (Aqualizard) won an epic 7 game series over Minnesota (Coach).
You can read about it here: http://forum.nhl94.com/index.php?/topic/18227-premium-retro-league-3/&page=3
December 19, 2017
In preseaon trading for the Plablegs 2 League Aqualizard is insulted by Coach rejecting a trade with him and instead trading with Brutus.
After the dust has cleared Aqualizard says:
aqualizard - 12/19/2017
ok. u control ur tm. I was just shocked.
(but now I REALLY want to beat u)
December 20, 2017
Coach drops from Plablegs 2.
December 26, 2017
Classic League Playoff Matchups pit Aqualizard against Coach.
December 30, 2017
Game 1 in Winnipeg
Aqualizard and the Jets win a wide open back and forth game 6-5 by scoring 2 goals in the final minute of play.
Teemu Selanne had 4 goals.
Winnipeg leads 1-0.
Game 2 in Winnipeg
Coach and the Canadiens win 3-2 despite 8 minutes in penalties and only 4 shots on goal.
Patrick Roy stood on his head stopping 16 of 18 shots.
The Jets also had almost 4 minutes of 5 on 3 hockey that they could not score.
Series tied 1-1.
Game 3 in Montreal
Bob Essensa gets back on his game and pitches a 3-0 shutout on the road in the Forum.
Winnipeg is back in control and leads 2-1.
Game 4 in Montreal
A Vinny Damphousse Hat Trick gets the Canadiens right back in the series with a 3-2 win.
Series tied 2-2
Game 5 in Winnipeg
Teemu Selanne scores 5 goals for the Jets on their way to dominating 7-2 victory and seemingly control of the Series.
Patrick Roy is pulled late in the third period after stopping just 3 of 10 shots.
Jets lead 3-2.
Game 6 in Montreal
Denis Savard and Vinny Damphousse score 2 goals each to lead the Canadiens to a 4-2 victory and force Game 7.
After one of Savard's goals Aqualizard stopped the Music (by pausing the game) in the Forum and seemed to really put a bee in the Canadiens bonnet.
Despite Coachmac's threats of nuclear retalition if he was ever subjected to these tactics again......
Todd Ewen, Mario Roberge, and Lyle Odelien were able to restrain Coachmac from going over the glass to get to Aqualizard.
Series tied 3-3
GAME SEVEN in Winnipeg
After a 0-0 First Period, Phil Housley found the twine 23 seconds into the second to give the Jets a 1-0 lead.
However in the final minute of the second just 12 seconds apart Stephan LeBeau and JJ Daigneault scored to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead.
Davydov tied it at 2 in the first minute of the third.
Incredible back and forth action ensued as the teams battled.
Then with under a minute to play Matt Schneider took a pass from Denis Savard and beat Essensa high glove to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory.
and the SERIES.
Canadiens win 4 games to 3.
Montreal was 2-1 at Home and 2-2 on the Road
Winnipeg outscored the Canadiens 24-20.
Winnipeg outshot the Canadiens 88-65. (Game 3 was 18-4)
Montreal's shooting % was 31, Winnipeg's was 27.
Winnipeg's PP was 3 for 10, 30%, Montreal was 2 for 9, 22%
Winnipeg had 2 shorties.
Montreal out checked the Jets 24-20 per game.
Montreal won 53% of faceoffs.
Winnipeg had 5:50 AZ time avg, Montreal had 4:53
Teemu Selanne lead all scorers with 12-4-16, but 9 of his 12 goals came in 2 games.
Davydov had 5-6-11, Housley had 5-4-9, Bautin had 0-8-8.
Montreal was lead by Savard 6-3-9 and Damphousse 6-1-7
JJ Daigneault lead the way defensively for the Canadiens with 2-3-5 and a series best 47 checks and 8 PIM.
Bob Essensa 2.87 GAA, .692 SV %, and 1 shutout.
Patrick Roy 3.49 GAA and .727 SV %.
The Jets stats were skewed by 2 games the blowout win and then penalty filled game were Montreal had just 4 shots.
Housley and Bautin were paired together on D every game.
Selanne at Center and Davydov on LW.
Borsato started on RW in Games 1,2,5, and 6 (Jets went 2-2)
Zhamnov started on RW in Games 3,4, and 7 (Jets went 1-2)
Schneider and Daigneault were paired together on D every game.
Damphousse LW, Muller C, Savard RW games 1,2,3 (Habs went 1-2)
Savard LW, Damphousse C, Muller RW games 4,5,6 (Habs went 2-1)
Savard LW, Damphousse C, LeBeau RW game 7 (Habs went 1-0)