What was your favorite NHL game and favorite International contest? For me, largely because of my age, my favorite two are: May 19, 1984- Dave Lumley hits the empty net and the Oilers complete their spanking of the Islanders, dethroning a great champion and true dynasty. I was thirteen and thought I was in heaven. Canada vs USSR, Canada Cup semi-final 1984. I know most people go goo-goo over the whole Gretzky-Lemieux thing in 1987, but that game floats my boat. Coffey breaks up the two on one and converts right to puck-carry mode in the way only he could transition and hauls it up the ice. He blasts the puck for the Bossy tip in overtime winner. Those were cold war days and that was one awesome moment.