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Raising the Cup presents: Game 5 1986 Stanley Cup Final

Friday, 07.22.2011 / 12:00 AM / NHL Network

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Raising the Cup presents: Game 5 1986 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.
NHL Network is going to raise the Cup all summer long.

Every day at noon, we'll roll out another Cup clincher to stave off your hockey hunger. Watch your heroes of yesterday win it all ... again.

Fans can tune in at 12 p.m. ET every weekday for a different game -- and different champion. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com (U.S.).


Other than being Canadian, the two teams battling in the 1986 Stanley Cup Final had little in common. The Flames had been in Calgary for only a few years and were making their first Final appearance. Meanwhile, the Montreal Canadiens, playing in their 32nd Final, had -- and still have -- one of the most enduring legacies in sports. But the series is probably best associated with the emergence of one individual: Patrick Roy, perhaps the greatest goalie of all-time. The rookie goaltender burst on the scene with an incredible postseason performance that led to the first of his record three Conn Smythe trophies.

Roy had a rough start to the Final though, as the Habs fell 5-2 in the series opener in Calgary. A bit of history propelled the Canadiens in Game 2, as Brian Skrudland scored nine seconds into overtime, ending the shortest OT in NHL playoff history. Roy carried the club the rest of the way, blanking the Flames in a 1-0 Game 4 victory, and making several key stops in the Game 5 clincher, when Montreal captured its 23rd Stanley Cup.

The 20-year-old netminder won 15 out of 20 playoff games and posted a 1.93 goals-against average in that span, becoming the youngest player ever to win the Conn Smythe, a record that still stands. The 1986 championship run ignited an astounding post-season career for Roy, who also holds playoff records for most games by a goalie (247), most wins by a goalie (151), and most shutouts (23 -- tied with Martin Brodeur).

It was fitting that Roy, a Quebec native, was the star of the first all-Canadian Final since 1967, the last year of the "Original Six" era. Additionally, the ’86 Cup Final was just one of two Finals from 1980-1990 that was not won by either the Islanders or the Oilers. The Flames won the other, returning to the Final in 1989 and extracting revenge on the Habs for Calgary's first and only Cup to date.

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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