NHL – 1985 – ESPN Highlights Of Penguins Mario Lemieux Winning MVP Of 1985 NHL All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the team from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was…

NHL – 1987 – ESPN Rendez-Vous 87 PreGame Special – Intro To The Event With Tom Mees + John Saunders

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City, Canada…. as it replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the NHL players raised $350,000 for…

NBA – 1988 – CBS Sports All Star Game PreGame Special – The Proud History Of Chicago Stadium – With Pat OBrien

DOG ASIDE: Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois that opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. It was the home of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks….and the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls…as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks from 1929 to 1994….and the Chicago Bulls from 1967 to 1994.  The arena was also the site of the first NFL playoff game in 1932….the 1932, 1940, and 1944 Democratic National Conventions….and the 1932 and 1944 Republican National Conventions….as well…

Music – 1985 – Larry Gatlin – Star Spangled Banner – At The Stanley Cup Finals Game 5

DOG ASIDE: Larry Wayne Gatlin (born May 2, 1948) is an American country and Southern gospel singer and songwriter….who as part of a trio with his younger brothers Steve and Rudy….has achieved considerable success within the country music genre….while performing on 33 top-40 singles (combining his solo recordings and those with his brothers)….when as their fame grew….the band became known…

NHL – 1984 – 36th All Star Game – Campbell Conference Vs Wales Conference

DOG COMMENTARY: The 36th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford….which was home to the New Jersey Devils….on January 31, 1984…as the scoring and shots chart tell the whole story of the game….whereby the Wales Conference shot the lights out in the 1st period scoring 5 goals from 5 different players….Joe Cirella, Denis Potvin, Rick Middleton, Mats Naslund…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 5 – Period 1

DOG COMMENTARY: In order to get into the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals…..the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3–0….the Winnipeg Jets 4–0….and the Chicago Black Hawks 4–2 to advance to the finals….whereas, the  Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Rangers 3–0….the New York Islanders 4–1….and the Quebec Nordiques 4–2 to make it to the finals.   This was the second and last Stanley Cup Finals to use the…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 4

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1985 Stanley Cup Finals was played between the defending champion Edmonton Oilers….who were in their 3rd straight Finals appearance….and the Philadelphia Flyers….as the Oilers would dominate the Cup in the best-of-seven series with a 4 – 1 games victory to win their second Stanley Cup. It was also the sixth straight Finals contested between teams that joined the NHL…

NHL – 1987 – All Star Game – Mario Lemieux MVP – Most Points In All Star Game

DOG COMMENTARY: The 39th National Hockey League All-Star Game was held in the St. Louis Arena in St. Louis on February 9, 1988….which is home to the St. Louis Blues….as Pittsburgh Penguins’ center Mario Lemieux recorded six points (3–3–6)….and scored the game-winner in overtime to lead the Wales Conference to a thrilling 6–5 victory. Lemieux’s six points broke the previous record for most points in an All-Star Game….which…

NHL – 1987 – Rendez Vous Game 2 – NHL All Stars Vs Soviet National Team – Period 1 + 2

DOG ASIDE: The Super Series were exhibition games between Soviet hockey teams and NHL teams that took place on each NHL opponents’ home ice in North America from 1976 to 1991….as the Soviet teams were usually club teams from the Soviet hockey league….with exceptions in 1983 and 1987….when the Soviet National Team represented the Soviet Union…..and the…