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


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 in 1967 or later. As of 2015, this is also the last time that a team, defending champion or runner-up, would appear in the Finals for the third straight season. This would be the third of eight consecutive Finals contested by a team from Alberta….as the Oilers appeared in six….and the Calgary Flames in 1986 and 1989….and the second of five straight  Finals to end with the Cup presentation on Alberta ice….as the Oilers won four of those times….and the Montreal Canadiens once.  This Game 4 of the 1985 Stanley Cup Finals was played on Tuesday, May 26…. as the Oilers took a commanding lead in the Cup with a 5 – 3 victory…..after the Flyers jumped out to a 3 –1 lead midway through the 1st period thanks to goals at even strength, on the power play and shorthanded. However, the Oilers roared back with four consecutive goals….including two from Gretzky, to win 5–3 and take a commanding series lead by 3 games to 1. 

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