Super Series

Last updated
Super Series
Status inactive
Genre sports event
Date(s) winter
Frequency annual
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1976 (1976)
Most recent 1991 (1991)
Organised by NHL

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.

National Hockey League North American professional ice hockey league

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada. The NHL is considered to be the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, is awarded annually to the league playoff champion at the end of each season.

North America Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere

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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 Moscow 6 6 0 0 1.000 34 24 8 2 0.735
Dynamo Moscow 4 4 0 0 1.000 20 10 6 4 0.600
Krylya Sovetov 3 2 1 0 0.667 13 6 5 2 0.538
Spartak Moscow 1 1 0 0 1.000 5 3 2 0 0.600
USSR 1 1 0 0 1.000 6 4 2 0 0.667
Khimik Voskresensk 2 0 0 2 0.500136610.500
Dinamo Riga 1 0 1 0 0.00072410.357
Totals 18 14 2 2 0.833985533100.612

Records between individual Soviet and NHL teams

NHL teamSoviet teamTotals
Red Army Dynamo Moscow Soviet Wings Spartak Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Khimik Riga
GPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCTGPPCT
New York Rangers 3 0.000 1 0.000 4 0.000
Montreal Canadiens 3 0.500 1 1.000 1 1.000 1 0.000 1 0.000 7 0.500
Boston Bruins 2 0.000 2 0.000 1 0.000 1 0.000 6 0.000
Philadelphia Flyers 2 0.500 1 0.000 1 0.500 1 0.000 5 0.300
Pittsburgh Penguins 1 1.000 3 0.167 1 0.000 5 0.300
Buffalo Sabres 2 1.000 2 0.500 1 1.000 1 0.000 6 0.667
Chicago Blackhawks 2 0.000 1 0.000 1 1.000 4 0.250
New York Islanders 2 0.000 2 0.500 1 0.500 5 0.300
Vancouver Canucks 2 0.000 1 1.000 1 1.000 1 1.000 5 0.600
Colorado Rockies / New Jersey Devils 1 0.000 2 0.750 1 0.000 4 0.375
St. Louis Blues 1 0.000 1 0.000 2 0.500 1 1.000 5 0.400
Atlanta / Calgary Flames 1 0.000 1 1.000 1 0.000 1 1.000 1 1.000 1 0.500 6 0.583
Minnesota North Stars 20.000 1 0.000 1 0.000 1 1.000 1 0.000 6 0.167
Detroit Red Wings 1 0.000 1 1.000 1 0.000 3 0.333
Winnipeg Jets 2 0.500 1 0.000 3 0.333
Edmonton Oilers 2 0.500 1 0.000 1 1.000 1 1.000 1 1.000 6 0.667
Washington Capitals 2 0.750 1 1.000 1 1.000 4 0.875
Quebec Nordiques 3 0.500 1 0.000 1 0.500 10.000 6 0.333
Los Angeles Kings 1 0.000 2 0.500 1 0.000 4 0.250
Hartford Whalers 1 0.000 1 0.500 1 1.000 3 0.500
Toronto Maple Leafs 20.500 2 0.500
Totals 34 0.265 20 0.400 13 0.462 5 0.400 6 0.333 13 0.500 7 0.643 98 0.388

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:

Team123F
Flyers2114
CSKA0101
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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Super Series 1983

Soviet national team versus NHL

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

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:

Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

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

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:

Dynamo Riga versus NHL

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

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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:

Soviet Wings versus the NHL

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

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:

Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

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

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:

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:

Team123F
CSKA2136
Calgary2114
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)

Team123F
Edmonton Oilers1214
CSKA0022
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),

Dynamo Moscow versus NHL

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

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Super Series '76-77 was an ice hockey tournament, which saw the team from HC CSKA Moscow, also called the "Red Army" in English, touring North America to play against teams from the World Hockey Association (WHA). The tournament was played from December 27, 1976 to January 8, 1977, in the middle of the regular schedules of the WHA and Soviet league.

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