Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Canada Cup 1987 Game 3, 30 Years Later






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    Well that was quick... 26 seconds in. I recall that 16 year-old me did not enjoy that start.

This past Sunday was the 30th anniversary of Game 3 of the 1987 Canada Cup so I decided to rewatch the game in it's entirety. Five years ago, TSN re-broadcast all three final games and they now reside at the bottom of my PVR list with the trusty "lock" beside them so as not to be deleted, ever.
I aso figured, what the hell, may as well live tweet the game as if 16 year-old me had the miraculous tools of the internet, iPhone and twitter. The results are here, complete with screen grabs of the game.







  1. I mean come on, Canada's 1st powerplay we put out Messier, Gretzky, Lemieux, Bourque, Coffey. Also, Dan Kelly was a legend.




  2. Oh dear lord, Fetisov with a sick outside/inside move and it's 3-0. Teenage me was beside myself with distress. 




  3. How does Gretz miss this!? At least we go on a PP halfway through the 1st. Need a goal!




  4. Uh boy, Bourque blows a tire and Khomutov beats Fuhr in final minute if 1st. 4-2 Soviets


  5. Gretz and Lemieux have been quiet, need them to wake up. PP coming up almost halfway through the game. 




  6. And just like that, from Ducky's office, Brent Sutter ties it. 2nd assist to our boy Crossman.




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    Hawerchuck with as tenacious a goal as you'll ever see. The well-dressed late 80s crowd celebrates. 




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    Gretzky button-hooks & finds a streaking Coffey 3 mins into the 3rd. Mylnikov makes his best save of the night. Should have been 6-4 now.




  9. "OK Mario, in about 15 minutes I'll give you a sweet drop pass and you beat Mylnikov's glove like a rented mule." 




  10. Another one Wayner probably wants back at the end of a 2 minute shift. He shot wide. Should be 7-4 now.  




  11. Lomakin to Semak as Hartsburg loses him in front of the net, and we're tied. I recall I wasn't happy when this happened. 




  12. "The Hook" by Hawerchuk on Bykov, uncalled by Koharski. Left Lemieux unchecked to enter the zone.




  13. Stelnov down to block Gretzky's lane to Murphy. The only person in the building who thot that was an option. Mario still not even in frame.




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    Glove high. Pandemonium. I always remembered Mylnikov falling back, defeated, hanging on the crossbar for a second. 




  15. Weasel Eagleson just had to get into the on-ice celebration. Literally seconds after the final buzzer. 
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