Super Series


The Super Series were exhibition games between Soviet teams and NHL teams that took place on each NHL opponents' home ice in North America from 1976 to 1991. The Soviet teams were usually club teams from the Soviet hockey league. The exception was in 1983, when the Soviet National Team represented the Soviet Union. The Soviet teams won 14 of the series and the NHL won 2.

Super Series
Statusinactive
Genresports event
Date(s)winter
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1976 (1976)
Most recent1991 (1991)
Organised byNHL

Summary of results


Soviet and NHL overall record by series and games

Soviet team Total series played with NHL Series won by Soviet team Series won by NHL teams Series tied Series win percentage for Soviets Games played Games won by Soviet team Games won by NHL teams Games tied Game win percentage for Soviets
CSKA Moscow66001.0003424820.735
Dynamo Moscow44001.0002010640.600
Krylya Sovetov32100.667136520.538
Spartak Moscow11001.00053200.600
USSR11001.00064200.667
Khimik Voskresensk20020.500136610.500
Dinamo Riga10100.00072410.357
Totals1814220.833985533100.612

Records between individual Soviet and NHL teams

NHL team Soviet team Totals
Red Army Dynamo Moscow Soviet Wings Spartak  Soviet Union Khimik Riga
GPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCT
New York Rangers30.00010.00040.000
Montreal Canadiens30.50011.00011.00010.00010.00070.500
Boston Bruins20.00020.00010.00010.00060.000
Philadelphia Flyers20.50010.00010.50010.00050.300
Pittsburgh Penguins11.00030.16710.00050.300
Buffalo Sabres21.00020.50011.00010.00060.667
Chicago Blackhawks20.00010.00011.00040.250
New York Islanders20.00020.50010.50050.300
Vancouver Canucks20.00011.00011.00011.00050.600
Colorado Rockies / New Jersey Devils10.00020.75010.00040.375
St. Louis Blues10.00010.00020.50011.00050.400
Atlanta / Calgary Flames10.00011.00010.00011.00011.00010.50060.583
Minnesota North Stars20.00010.00010.00011.00010.00060.167
Detroit Red Wings10.00011.00010.00030.333
Winnipeg Jets20.50010.00030.333
Edmonton Oilers20.50010.00011.00011.00011.00060.667
Washington Capitals20.75011.00011.00040.875
Quebec Nordiques30.50010.00010.50010.00060.333
Los Angeles Kings10.00020.50010.00040.250
Hartford Whalers10.00010.50011.00030.500
Toronto Maple Leafs20.50020.500
Totals340.265200.400130.46250.40060.333130.50070.643980.388
  • GP: games played between NHL and Soviet Team
  • PCT: winning percentage of NHL team versus Soviet Team

Super Series 1976


Moscow Central Red Army versus the NHL

The Red Army won a series against NHL teams, with 2 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss. The scores were:

  • 1975-12-28 Red Army beat New York Rangers 7 to 3
  • 1975-12-31 Red Army tied Montreal Canadiens 3 to 3
  • 1976-01-08 Red Army beat Boston Bruins 5 to 2
  • 1976-01-11 Philadelphia Flyers beat Red Army 4 to 1
Team 1 2 3 F
Flyers 2 1 1 4
CSKA 0 1 0 1
W: Stephenson
Philadelphia: Goodenaugh (1), Bill Barber, Dornhoefer, 14.Joe Watson (1), 16.Bobby Clarke, 18.Lonsberry, 19.MacLeish (1), 26.Kindrachuk, 27.Reggie Leach (1),
CSKA: Kutergin(1)

Soviet Wings versus the NHL

The Wings won a series against NHL teams with 3 wins, 0 ties, 1 loss. The scores were:

  • 1975-12-29 Soviet Wings beat Pittsburgh Penguins 7 to 4
  • 1976-01-04 Buffalo Sabres beat Soviet Wings 12 to 6
  • 1976-01-07 Soviet Wings beat Chicago Blackhawks 4 to 2
  • 1976-01-10 Soviet Wings beat New York Islanders 2 to 1

Super Series 1978


Spartak Moscow versus the NHL

Spartak won a series against NHL teams with 3 wins, 0 ties, 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Vancouver Canucks beat Spartak 2 to 0
  • Spartak beat Colorado Rockies 8 to 3
  • Spartak beat St. Louis Blues 2 to 1
  • Montreal Canadiens beat Spartak 5 to 2
  • Spartak beat Atlanta Flames 2 to 1

Super Series 1979


Soviet Wings versus the NHL

Soviet Wings won a series against NHL teams with 2 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss. The scores were:

  • Soviet Wings beat Minnesota North Stars 8 to 5
  • Soviet Wings tied Philadelphia Flyers 4 to 4
  • Detroit Red Wings beat Soviet Wings 6 to 5
  • Soviet Wings beat Boston Bruins 4 to 1

Super Series 1980


Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

Dynamo Moscow won a series against NHL team with 2 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss. The scores were:

  • Vancouver Canucks beat Dynamo Moscow 6 to 2
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Winnipeg Jets 7 to 0
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Edmonton Oilers 4 to 1
  • Dynamo Moscow tied Washington Capitals, 5 to 5.

Moscow Central Red Army versus the NHL

Red Army won a series against NHL teams with 3 wins, 0 ties, and 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Red Army beat New York Rangers 5 to 2
  • Red Army beat New York Islanders 3 to 2
  • Montreal Canadiens beat Red Army 4 to 2
  • Buffalo Sabres beat Red Army 6 to 1
  • Red Army beat Quebec Nordiques 6 to 4

Super Series 1983


Soviet journalist Vsevolod Kukushkin reported in his 2016 book The Red Machine, that the nickname for the Soviet national team came into usage during the 1983 series, when a headline in a Minneapolis newspaper read "The Red Machine rolled down on us".[1]

Soviet national team versus NHL

The USSR won a series against NHL teams with 4 wins, 0 ties, and 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Edmonton Oilers beat USSR 4 to 3
  • USSR beat Quebec Nordiques 3 to 0
  • USSR beat Montreal Canadiens 5 to 0
  • Calgary Flames beat USSR 3 to 2
  • USSR beat Minnesota North Stars 6 to 3
  • USSR beat Philadelphia Flyers 5 to 1

Super Series 1986


Moscow Central Red Army versus the NHL

Red Army won a series against NHL teams with 5 wins, 0 ties, and 1 loss. The scores were:

  • Red Army beat Los Angeles Kings 5 to 2
  • Red Army beat Edmonton Oilers 6 to 3
  • Quebec Nordiques beat Red Army 5 to 1
  • Red Army beat Montreal Canadiens 6 to 1
  • Red Army beat St. Louis Blues 4 to 2
  • Red Army beat Minnesota North Stars 4 to 3

Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

Dynamo Moscow won a series against NHL teams with 2 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss. The scores were:

  • Calgary Flames beat Dynamo Moscow 4 to 3 (OT)
  • Dynamo Moscow tied Pittsburgh Penguins 3 to 3
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Boston Bruins 6 to 4
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Buffalo Sabres 7 to 4

Super Series 1989


Moscow Central Red Army versus the NHL

Red Army won a series against NHL teams with 4 wins, 1 tie, and 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Red Army tied the Quebec Nordiques 5 to 5
  • Red Army beat the New York Islanders 3 to 2
  • Red Army beat the Boston Bruins 5 to 4
  • Red Army beat the New Jersey Devils 5 to 0
  • Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Red Army 4 to 2
  • Red Army beat the Hartford Whalers 6 to 3
  • Buffalo Sabres beat the Red Army 6 to 5

Dynamo Riga versus NHL

The NHL teams won a series against Dynamo Riga with 4 wins, 1 tie, 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Dynamo Riga tied the Calgary Flames 2 to 2 (Perry Berezan, Hakan Loob) (Alexander Kerch, Alexander Belyavsky)
  • Edmonton Oilers beat Dynamo Riga 2 to 1
  • Vancouver Canucks beat Dynamo Riga 6 to 1
  • Dynamo Riga beat Los Angeles Kings 5 to 3
  • Chicago Blackhawks beat Dynamo Riga 4 to 1
  • St. Louis Blues beat Dynamo Riga 5 to 0
  • Dynamo Riga beat Minnesota North Stars 2 to 1
  • Washington Capitals beat Dynamo Riga 2 to 1 (19 September 1989 in Riga)

Super Series 1990


Khimik Voskresensk versus the NHL

Khimik Voskresensk tied a series against NHL teams with 3 wins, 0 ties, 3 losses. The scores were:

  • Khimik Voskresensk beat Los Angeles Kings 6 to 3
  • Edmonton Oilers beat Khimik Voskresensk 6 to 2
  • Calgary Flames beat Khimik Voskresensk 6 to 3
  • Khimik Voskresensk beat Detroit Red Wings 4 to 2
  • Washington Capitals beat Khimik Voskresensk 5 to 2
  • Khimik Voskresensk beat St. Louis Blues 6 to 3

Soviet Wings versus the NHL

The NHL teams won a series against Soviet Wings with 3 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss. The scores were:

  • New York Islanders beat Soviet Wings 5 to 4
  • Hartford Whalers beat Soviet Wings 4 to 3
  • Soviet Wings tied Quebec Nordiques 4 to 4
  • Soviet Wings beat New York Rangers 3 to 1
  • Montreal Canadiens beat Soviet Wings 2 to 1

Moscow Central Red Army versus the NHL

Red Army won a series against NHL teams with 4 wins, 0 ties, 1 loss. The scores were:

  • Winnipeg Jets beat Red Army 4 to 1
  • Red Army beat Vancouver Canucks 6 to 0
  • Red Army beat Minnesota North Stars 4 to 2
  • Red Army beat Chicago Blackhawks 6 to 4
  • Red Army beat Philadelphia Flyers 5 to 4

Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

Dynamo Moscow won a series against NHL team, with 3 wins, 0 ties, and 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Dynamo Moscow beat Pittsburgh Penguins 5 to 2
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Toronto Maple Leafs 7 to 4
  • Buffalo Sabres beat Dynamo Moscow 4 to 2
  • New Jersey Devils beat Dynamo Moscow 7 to 1
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Boston Bruins 3 to 1

Super Series 1991


Khimik Voskresensk versus the NHL

Khimik Voskresensk tied a series against NHL teams with 3 wins, 1 tie, 3 losses. The scores were:

  • Los Angeles Kings beat Khimik Voskresensk 5 to 1
  • St. Louis Blues beat Khimik Voskresensk 4 to 2
  • Khimik Voskresensk tied New York Islanders 2 to 2
  • Khimik Voskresensk beat Montreal Canadiens 6 to 3
  • Khimik Voskresensk beat Buffalo Sabres 5 to 4
  • Khimik Voskresensk beat Boston Bruins 5 to 2
  • Minnesota North Stars beat Khimik Voskresensk 6 to 4

Moscow Central Red Army versus the NHL

The Red Army won a series against NHL teams with 6 wins, 0 ties, 1 loss. The scores were:

  • Red Army beat Detroit Red Wings 5 to 2
  • Red Army beat New York Rangers 6 to 1
  • Red Army beat Chicago Blackhawks 4 to 2
  • Red Army beat Calgary Flames 6 to 4
Team 1 2 3 F
CSKA 2 1 3 6
Calgary 2 1 1 4
W: 20.Mihaylovski
CSKA: 2.Mironov, 3.Zubov, 4.Kravchuk, 6.Biakin, 8.Nemchinov, 9.Maslenikov (2), 11.Davidov, 13.Kaminsky (1), 15.Prokopiev, 16.Konstantinov (1), 18.Vostrikov, 19.Khmylev (2), 21.Stelnov, 22.Brezgunov, 24.Gordiyuk, 25.Butsayev, 26.Kovalenko, 27.Kostichkin, 29.Chibirev,
Calgary: Sweeney(2), Fleury(1), Gilmour(1)
  • Edmonton Oilers beat Red Army 4 to 2
Team 1 2 3 F
Edmonton Oilers 1 2 1 4
CSKA 0 0 2 2
W: Takko
Edmonton Oilers: 2.Joseph, 4.Lowe (1), 6.Beukeboom, 7.Lamb, 8.Murphy (1), 9.Anderson (1), 10.Tikkanen, 12.Graves, 14.MacTavish, 16.Buchberger, 18.Simpson (1), 19.Semenov, 20.Gelinas, 28.Muni, 29.Vyazmikin, 85.Klima,
CSKA: Malahov(1), Biakin(1),
  • Red Army beat Winnipeg Jets 6 to 4
  • Red Army beat Vancouver Canucks 4 to 3 (OT)

Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

Dynamo Moscow won a series against NHL teams with 3 wins, 2 ties, 2 losses. The scores were:

  • Toronto Maple Leafs beat Dynamo Moscow 7 to 4
  • Dynamo Moscow tied Hartford Whalers 0 to 0
  • Dynamo Moscow tied New Jersey Devils 2 to 2
  • Washington Capitals beat Dynamo Moscow 3 to 2
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Philadelphia Flyers 4 to 1 (Yuri Leonov-2, Igor Dorofeyev, Alexandr Galchenyuk)(Rick Tocchet)
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4 to 3 (Alexei Zhamnov, Ravil Yakubov, Alexander Semak, Andrei Lomakin)(Errey, Jiri Hrdina, S. Young)
  • Dynamo Moscow beat Quebec Nordiques 4 to 1 (Igor Dorofeyev-2, Kovalev, Ravil Khaydarov)(Pearson)

See also


References


  1. Lysenkov, Pavel (4 May 2016). "Russian Hall of Fame: The house where the Big Red Machine lives". 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Retrieved 14 August 2019.