By Ed Willes
Three epic 6-5 contests among Canada and the Soviet Union determined the ’87 Canada Cup.
Canada evened the sequence, after the Soviets gained video game 1, while Gretzky’s 5th support of the sport manage Lemieux’s hat trick, finishing online game 2 in double extra time. video game 2 is broadly one among the best hockey video games ever played.
With time working out in video game three, after Canada battled again from a 3-0 deficit, group Canada trainer Mike Keenan despatched the Gretzky / Lemieux / Hawerchuk line at the ice for a faceoff in Canada’s finish. the remaining is heritage as Gretzky, Lemieux, and Larry Murphy rushed up the ice, Gretzky skating at the left wing, developing Lemieux’s game-winner within the slot with 1:26 left within the online game. Gretzky’s go to Lemieux, by means of Lemieux’s target, is among the such a lot memorable performs in hockey history.
Gretzky to Lemieux captures the on-ice drama that ended in the old three-game ultimate, and the tales at the back of it. Ed Willes provides intensity and weight to the video games by means of revealing the uprising between Soviet hockey stars within the early days of Glasnost and a crumbling Soviet Union; the difficulty brewing for Alan Eagleson; the ascendancy of Mario Lemieux; and the tip of the fantastic Gretzky period in Edmonton.
Packed with interviews of avid gamers and coaches, Gretzky to Lemieux tells the complete tale of the best hockey ever played.
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