Bernthal The Way It Oughta Be: Blues 1981 DBL OT Playoff Win

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DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, (KPLR) - I'm not sure I've ever been to a double overtime hockey game but Blues fans who were in the 1981 playoffs probably remember it like it was yesterday.

The Blues were playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in a best of five series.  Both teams were in the middle of the playoff pack that year.  The series was tied at two games a piece when it all came down to the final game.

When the third period ended the score was tied so the game went to overtime.  The first overtime period couldn't decide the winner so it went to a second overtime late into the night at the old Arena.

The goalies were Mike Liut and Greg Millen and they made incredible saves to keep their teams in the game.

Finally, a checker not known for goal scoring found some open space in front of the net.  The pass made it to his stick and Mike Crombeen scored the goal that sent the Penguins hone and the Blues to the next round.

The Blues lost the next round but I think some fans felt like game 5 against the Penguins was as good ad it gets.

I'm JB and that's The Way It Oughta Be.

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