Canadian–Nordic: “It was a pig,” recalls Michel Bergeron

Canadien–Nordiques: «C’était cochon», se souvient Michel Bergeron

The Montreal canadiens and the Quebec Nordiques fought hard for the honours of series of the second round in 1985. If the formation of the Old Capital has won the victory, the seven games that have been played will remain etched in the memory of many, including the ex-pilot of the Blue, Michel Bergeron.

“In the last game of the season between the two teams, the Canadian we had planted strong, recalled Bergeron, Wednesday, at the show Salut Bonjour, on TVA. We had lost 7 to 1. It was a nice rifle. We had a meeting the next day. When we started the series, it served as motivation. We could not be humiliating.”

“It had been, perhaps, the most beautiful series. It was solid, both teams had good players. Defensively, the Canadian was perhaps higher. But it was pig, it was a stinker [with] the sticks broken.”

Several players were also injured. In fact, the Nords had lost the services of Michel Goulet, Anton Stastny and Dale Hunter, in particular, for some parts.

“Dale Hunter has played the seventh game with the shattered hand, revealed Bergeron. He had me convinced that he was capable of. It was so important to my team, so I talked to the doctor, who had frozen. Finally, I think that it has a presence [on the ice].”

In the end, the Nords have won the series in seven games before bowing to the Philadelphia Flyers in the final of the Association, Prince of Wales.

-The channel TVA Sports will broadcast the fifth part of the series Canadian-Nordic, 1985, Wednesday, 19h.

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