About M.E. myself and I
- Christopher Smith
- Eastbourne, East Sussex, United Kingdom
- I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Player of the Game Hockey - 1967/68 Stanley Cup Finals Game #2
Tuesday 7th May 1968
Stanley Cup Finals Game #2
Philadelphia Flyers @ Montreal Canadiens
A shocking turnaround in the third period saw Montreal blow a three goal lead as they get burned twice while on the powerplay that had another poor outing, only managing 1-for-10 on the night. Philadelphia are 2-1 in Game #2's this season and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in back-to-back games in the Finals when Sutherland (10) and Angotti (4) tallied up early on twenty-six seconds apart.
Montreal held a thirty-two to fourteen shot advantage after two periods and they made it count by scoring five unanswered goals to take a 5-2 lead into the final frame. G Tremblay (7,8) scored to tie the game with Provost and Backstrom assisting on both, then Duff (5) gave them the lead with their only powerplay goal of the game, his fourth of the playoffs.
Rousseau (5) and Beliveau (10) had the home fans in ecstasy but a late period incident that saw Habs' netminder Worsley skate away gingerly, that was largely ignored by the crowd, would change everything.
Gauthier (2), assisted by Selby who already has four points in the finals, scored at 8:$2 of the third period on the powerplay before ill-discipline reared it's head once more and Philadelphia used the penalty box like a revolving door. With Montreal struggling to make their numerical advantage count, despite several great goalscoring chances that were denied by Parent, the Flyers were desperate enough to pile on the pressure and scored a pair of shorthanded goals - Hoekstra (5) with Montreal on a two-man advantage, and the red hot Selby (5) nailing his second shortie this postseason - to tie the game with 1:17 to play in regulation
Overtime, like the third period, was a back and forth affair that came to and end halfway through when Rochefort (7) earned his third point of the finals and first goal after Sutherland found him open for the only real scoring chance of OT to give the Flyers a 2-0 series lead on the back of their second overtime win out of three. Montreal are 2-1 in game twos, 3-2 in OT.
PHI Parent (7-4 .911 2.64) 43/48, Powerplay 1/3
MON Worsley (8-7 .896 3.13) 28/34, Powerplay 1/10
PHI Sutherland (10) Hoekstra 2:47
PHI Angotti (4) Selby 3:13
MON G Tremblay (7) Provost, Backstrom 7:05
MON G Tremblay (8) Provost, Backstrom 8:44
MON PPG Duff (5) Cournoyer 10:29
MON Rousseau (5) Savard, Beliveau 2:21
MON Beliveau (10) unassisted 10:33
PHI PPG Gauthier (2) Selby 8:42
PHI SHG Hoekstra (5) Rochefort 16:17
PHI SHG Selby (6) Dornhoefer 18:43
PHI Rochefort (7) Sutherland 9:58
Philadelphia Flayers leads the best-of-seven series 2-0