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…

NHL – 1985 – Stanley Cup Finals – Edmonton Oilers Vs Philadelphia Flyers – Game 4 – 3rd Period

DOG ASIDE: Entering the 3rd period of Game 4 of the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers verses the Philadelphia Flyers….the Oilers had a 5 – 3 scoring lead….with a 2 games to 1 lead in the series…. when unbowed…. the Flyers leapt to a 3–1 lead midway through the first period thanks…

Sports Special – 1979 – 1st 25 Years Of Sports Illustrated Sportsmen Of The Year – Host James Caan

DOG COMMENTARY: Actor James Caan hosts this television special in tribute to the 1st 25 years of Sports Illustrated Sportsman/Sportsperson of the Year winners….which basically boils down to a Who’s Who of Sports from the first year of the award in 1954 to this 25th Anniversary program in 1979.  This video is absolutely priceless….as it has live footage of…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…