The Buffalo Sabres couldn't pull it off against the Hartford Whalers, 5 to 4, in overtime on January 4, 1989.

Final

HFD

Whalers

16-21-3

5

BUF

Sabres

16-20-4

4

Team

HFD

BUF

1

2

1

2

1

1

3

1

2

OT

1

0

Total

5

4

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

HFD

BUF

Sabres

Mark Napier (EV) assisted by John Tucker and Lindy Ruff

0

1

Whalers

Ron Francis (PP) assisted by Kevin Dineen

1

1

Whalers

Ray Ferraro (EV) assisted by Kevin Dineen and John Anderson

2

1

2nd period

HFD

BUF

Sabres

Pierre Turgeon (EV) assisted by Scott Metcalfe and Phil Housley

2

2

Whalers

Brian Lawton (PP) assisted by Kevin Dineen and Dave Babych

3

2

3rd period

HFD

BUF

Sabres

Christian Ruuttu (PP) assisted by Mike Ramsey and Daren Puppa

3

3

Sabres

Uwe Krupp (EV) assisted by Mike Foligno and Christian Ruuttu

3

4

Whalers

Sylvain Cote (EV) assisted by Norm Maciver

4

4

OT

HFD

BUF

Whalers

Brian Lawton (EV) assisted by Kevin Dineen and Sylvain Cote

5

4