Darryl Sutter’s second goal of the game with 4:19 remaining in overtime gave the Chicago Black Hawks a 6-5 playoff victory over the Minnesota North Stars Tuesday night before 15,097 fans at the Met Center in Bloomington, Minn.
The victory enabled the Black Hawks to win the Norris Division final series in six games, 4-2.
Chicago advances to play the Stanley Cup defending champion Edmonton Oilers in the Campbell Conference finals.
Sutter took a pass from Tom Lysiak and blasted a slapshot low to the stick side of Minnesota goaltender Don Beaupre.
It was the third successive overtime game in the series. Chicago won Game 4, 7-6 in double overtime, on a goal by Sutter. Minnesota won Game 5, 5-4, on a goal by Dennis Maruk.
The teams set a record for most goals in a six-game series with 62.
Craig Hartsburg’s 30-foot shot for Minnesota hit the goalpost with 3:38 gone in overtime on the first good scoring chance for either team. Teammate Keith Acton was foiled by Chicago goalie Murray Bannerman on a breakaway with six minutes left in the period.
Chicago rallied from a one-goal deficit for the fifth time with 4:47 left when Troy Murray took Steve Larmer’s pass and beat Beaupre with a low wrist shot.
Acton had given the Stars a 5-4 lead with 10:19 to go as his backhander off a pass from Tom McCarthy eluded Bannerman during a Minnesota power play.
Curt Fraser’s goal with 6:15 gone in the third period tied it, 4-4, just 1:44 after Minnesota had taken a 4-3 edge on Dave Richter’s shot from the point.
The North Stars struck first in a fast-paced first period when they broke in 3-on-1 on Bannerman 90 seconds into the game. Gordie Roberts fed Dino Ciccarelli, who uncorked a low slapshot. Bannerman made a save, but Tony McKegney scored on the rebound.
Chicago retaliated 55 seconds later when Denis Savard’s perfect cross-ice feed set up Larmer’s power-play tally.
The Stars took a 2-1 lead on Hartsburg’s power-play goal with 7:03 left in the period. Hartsburg’s shot from the left faceoff circle deflected off Chicago defenseman Bob Murray and into the net.
Minnesota held Chicago without a shot on a power play that started with 4:48 to go in the period. But two seconds after the advantage expired, the Hawks scored when Sutter tipped in Keith Brown’s pass from the point to tie the game, 2-2.
The scoring pattern continued in the second period, as Minnesota took a one-goal lead only to see Chicago tie the game, 3-3, after two.
The North Stars scored on a power play 8:41 into the period. Plett’s pass in front of the net hit Brown’s skate and trickled behind Bannerman. Dennis Maruk poked the puck into the open net.
Three minutes later, however, Lysiak took a nice feed from Behn Wilson and put a wrist shot past Beaupre.
Montreal 5, Quebec 2--The Canadiens, sparked by early goals from Mike McPhee in the first period and Ron Flockhart in the second, forced a seventh game of their Adams Division playoff series with the victory over the Nordiques at Quebec.
The Montreal triumph tied the best-of-seven series at three games each, with the deciding game set for Thursday at Montreal.
Flockhart’s first goal of the playoffs less than a minute into the second period gave the Canadiens the lead for good. Flockhart, in his first appearance of the playoffs, took a pass from Guy Carbonneau in the slot and beat Quebec goaltender Mario Gosselin with a quick wrist shot at only 36 seconds into the session.
McPhee had tipped in a shot by Flockhart 44 seconds into the game for the Canadiens, who also got goals from Chris Nilan and Pierre Mondou in the second period. Alain Lemieux and Normand Rochefort scored for Quebec.