Curt Fraser scored two goals in a five-goal second period to lead host Chicago over Minnesota, evening their Norris Division playoff final at 1-1.
After a scoreless first period, Chicago took a 5-2 lead in a record-setting second period as the teams combined to score the fastest five goals in NHL playoff history. The goals were scored in a span of 3:06, eclipsing the mark of five goals in 3:20 set by Minnesota and Philadelphia on April 29, 1980.
Chicago's Keith Brown opened the barrage at 1:12, tipping a slap shot by Darryl Sutter past Minnesota goaltender Gilles Meloche. Ken Yaremchuk gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead 15 seconds later when he swatted in a short pass from just outside the crease, again on an assist by Sutter.
Minnesota, which lost for the first time in the playoffs, got on the scoreboard when Dino Ciccarelli drilled a wrist shot over goalie Murray Bannerman's shoulder at 2:48, and the North Stars tied the game on Tony McKegney's 35-foot slap shot, his fourth goal of the playoffs, at 4:07.
Fraser closed the record-breaking performance by smashing the puck through a crowd and into the net at 4:18.