When he broke into the league, he was the machine gun goal scorer and skater so fast he was nicknamed the Finnish Flash. By the end of his career he was hobbled by many injuries including reconstructive knee surgery but he finally would become known by the label he wanted to be remembered by: Stanley Cup champion
Minnesota Wild vs.
WINNIPEG – These 3 videos are highlights courtesy of CBC Televsion for Game 6 of the 1st NHL Playoff Round in 1987. Winnipeg Jets would go on to defeat the Calgary flames 6-1, leading them to their last every series win in during their time in the NHL
This game was ended at the 41 second mark after Nelson Emerson of the Winnipeg Jets, Catches a puck in mid-air on a puck clearing by Chicago Blackhawk goaltender Ed Belfour, and threw the puck into the net. In any case, the goal should have been disallowed and a Penalty should have been called against Emerson however; Because the Winnipeg Jets are the most beloved Professional Sports team All-Time; The Goal was allowed! This decision was made even after a “Video Review” was conducted. This sent the Chicago Blackhawks into a rage who surrounded the Referee ( Denis Morel ) and Linesmen ( Mark Pare & Brad Lazanowich ) who continued to argue the goal long after the decision was made