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Raising the Cup presents: Game 5 1984 Stanley Cup Final

Wednesday, 07.20.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network

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Raising the Cup presents: Game 5 1984 Stanley Cup Final
Every weekday, NHL Network will roll out another Cup clincher to stave off your hockey hunger. Watch your heroes of yesterday win it all again, all summer long.
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In a somewhat rare rematch of Stanley Cup finalists, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders battled again for NHL supremacy in 1984 -- but with a decidedly different outcome than the previous spring. The Islanders were now the owner of a still-unmatched record in professional North American sports with 19 straight playoff series victories and were in position to win a 20th and what would have been their fifth straight Stanley Cup.

The mega-talented Oilers, however, learned a valuable lesson immediately after getting swept in the Final a year earlier when their young stars -- Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and others -- walked by the New York locker room. The Islanders were not so much celebrating as much as they were recuperating with numerous ice bags on their battered bodies after hoisting their fourth straight Cup around the ice.  The recognition of needing to sacrifice and endure whatever pain it required to let their formidable talent prevail in the end galvanized Edmonton one year later. 

After splitting the first two games in the best-of-seven series, the Oilers' speed helped obliterate New York with back-to-back 7-2 wins in Edmonton for a 3-1 series stranglehold. The domination continued through the first two periods of Game 5, where Gretzky would score the Oilers' first two goals and add an assist en route to a 4-0 Oilers lead through two periods, chasing Billy Smith from the Isles' crease.  Edmonton would hang on to dethrone New York with a 5-2 victory and the first of four Stanley Cups in five years.

Gretzky delivered a superstar-worthy 35-point performance in the playoffs, but it was Messier who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy with eight goals and 18 assists in 19 playoff games.  The start of another NHL dynasty had begun.

DATE recap GAME
Mon, Jul 18 1982 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
Tue, Jul 19 1983 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Wed, Jul 20 1984 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. New York Islanders
Thu, Jul 21 1985 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Fri, Jul 22 1986 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Mon, Jul 25 1987 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Edmonton Oilers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Tue, Jul 26 1988 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Wed, Jul 27 1989 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens
Thu, Jul 28 1990 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Fri, Jul 29 1992 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Chicago Blackhawks vs.Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 1 1993 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings
Tue, Aug 2 1994 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks
Wed, Aug 3 1995 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils
Thu, Aug 4 1996 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers
Fri, Aug 5 1997 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Mon, Aug 8 1998 Stanley Cup Final Game 4 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals
Tue, Aug 9 1999 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Buffalo Sabres vs. Dallas Stars
Wed, Aug 10 2000 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils
Thu, Aug 11 2001 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils
Fri, Aug 12 2002 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Mon, Aug 15 2003 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim vs. New Jersey Devils
Tue, Aug 16 2004 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Calgary Flames vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Wed, Aug 17 2006 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Carolina Hurricanes vs. Edmonton Oilers
Thu, Aug 18 2007 Stanley Cup Final Game 5 - Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators
Fri, Aug 19 2008 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Mon, Aug 22 2009 Stanley Cup Final Game 7 - Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Tue, Aug 23 2010 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 - Chicago Blackhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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