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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Park scores two as Rangers thump Bruins Sabres forced Canadians all the way MONTREAL (CP) Ther a few firsts Wednesda night as Montreal Canadien nipped Bufiialo Sabres 2-1 in th opening game of their Stanle Cup quarter-final playoff seriei For instance, the Sabres wer playing their initial playo: game and Craig Ramsay not died his first goal in the Na tional Hockey League's posi season competition to give th Sabres l-o lead in the second period. And for the first time, the goaltending Dryden brothers- Ken of Montreal and Dave o each other in a Stanley Cup game, although they have played against another several times during regular season play. Dave, 32, surrendered a goa to Jacques Lemaire in the sec ond period as Canadians tieut by referee Bill Friday. Ron Buchanan's goal at of overtime gave Cleveland the victory and the series lead go- ing into the second game of heir series Saturday, also at Cleveland. Johnny McKenzie scored twice for Philadelphia in the bird period to force the ime after Cleveland had taken lie lead on second-period goals rom Paul Shmyr and Ray Clearwater. The Crusaders outobot Blazers 45-29, with Gerry Chee- vers in the Cleveland nets and Bernie Parent tending goal for Philadelphia. Tonight's only action sees Los Angeles Sharks and Houston Aeros opening their quarter-fi- nal encounter at Houston. The other series, between Ot- tawa Nationals and New England Vhalers, opens Saturday at oston. The Nationals confirmed Wednesday they wffl play their roroe playoff games in To- ronto's Maple Leaf Gardens, starting next Tuesday with the third game. hocke this weekend Have you ever watched girls Iwckey? This weekend the Lethbridee "smtty Y gals witt meet Cal- ary Albert Park in a pair of exhibition encounters. Saturday night the gab mix up at eight and then again Sunday raoraring at acnes are cet for the Civic Centre. REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY! FOR INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER SALES AND SERVICE 1 PARTSMAN and 1 ACCOUNTING CIERK Contact MR. KIN SUIfNA at 304 Stafford North lettifcridge, Alberto Harris provided the body that kept Boston forwards with their heads up in the Ranger end of the ice. "But the key to our victory said coach Ernilq Francis, "was our forechecking, We kept right on top of them and didn't let them get going." Piante looked shaky at the start of the game, but former Boston coach Tom Johnson, now holding a front office posi- tion with the club, said the 44- year-old faulted. veteran couldn't be "He's not getting any help out Johnson said in the press box where he observed the game. "Those guys (the de- fence) are letting them shoot." Boston agreed. coach Bep Guidolin "It certainly wasn't the goal- tender's said the rookie coach. "There were a lot of guys out front who weren't working." Walt Tkaczuk also scored twice for the Rangers in a rug- ged contest that saw three ma- jor stalemated decisions involving New York's Ted Irvine and a clear-cut vic- tory for Bruins' rookie Fred O'Donneli over tough Glen Sather. Pete Stefnikowski and Brucs MacGregor added New York goals. Doug Roberts and Derek Sanderson opened and closed the game's scoring for Boston in front of the fans. While Ranger goalie Ed Giacomin was tested just 24 times, he had to be sharp against John Bucyk and Phil Esposito. Rangers' forechecking, coupled with the inability of Es- p o s i to' s Cashmanand Ken muscle the puck out of the New York corners, nullified the ma- jor portion of Boston's offence. Neither Esposito, who was on the ice for five New York scores, nor Bobby Orr, who was on for three Ranger goals and in the penalty box for a seven- minute stint after a stick-joust- ing fight with Irving for another three goals, was talking after the game. Thgrtday, April S, THI LETHBRIDCE HERALD Judo finals here in May Phil frustrated Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins is stopped by New- York Rangers' goalie Ed Giacomin Wednesday night in National Hockey League quarter-final opener at Boston. Hawks blast Blues 7-1 The Rangers, led by Brad Park bounced the Bruins 6-2. Ready to help Giacomin is Dale Rolfe, left, and Park Flyers come up with zero By THE CANADIAN PRESS Goalie Cesare Manlago and centre Dennis Hextall made Fred Shero's worst fears come true Wednesday night in first- round Stanley Cup playoff ac- tion. Shero, coach of Philadelphia Flyers, had warned Tuesday that Maniago and Hextall were the two Minnesota North Stars who could make things roughest for the Flyers. In the first game of the best- of-seven quarter-final Wednes- day in Philadelphia. Maniago blanked the Flyers and Hextall started the scoring as the North Stars scored a 3-0 victory. In the other series involving National Hockey League West Division clubs. Dick Redmond and Pit Martin each scored three goals to lead Chicago Black Hawks in a 7-1 romp over St. Louis Blues at Chicago. The second games in both series will be tonight at Phila- delphia and Chicago. Third and fourth games are set for Satur- day aad Sunday at Minneapolis and St Louis. STOPPED 33 SHOTS Maniago turned aside 33 needed six stitches to close a gash in his scalp after he was stnzck by a shot from Flyer Rick MacLeish. Philadelphia centre Bobby Clarke had one of his contact lenses shattered during the third period when struck in the eye by a stick and be was taken to hospital for examination to make sure none of the pieces were left in his eye. Redmond, a defenceman con- verted to left wing when Chi- cago acquired him in mid-sea- son from California Golden Seals, bad his first-ever three- goal game. Redmond, who scored only 12 goals all season, got his first one Wednesday night at of the first period and his second just 18 seconds later. His third goal three minutes into the final period gave Chi- cago a 3-0 lead and then Jim Pappin got a single goal before Martin started on his three against Blues goalie Wayne Steohanson. Phil Roberto scored for St. Louis in the final minute to Tony Esposato's bid for a shutout. Hawks centre Stan Mikita i lied the record for most assists Philadelphia sbols to earn the I in one playoff game with five, shutout and Hextall broke the The record was set in 19M by scoreless tie midway in the sec- ond period. He skated in with xvinger Bill Goldsworthy who fed him a pass and the Stars centre beat Flyers' goalie Doug FaveU with a 15-foot backhand shot- Dennis O'Brien beat Favell with a shot from just insxh the blve lane laie in Use second pe- and Jude Drrotin scored midway in goahepding eqoipnnerit after he hfld Buffalo Sobres to one goo! old Jodokani in Canada and the Northwest Territories will converge on the University of Lethbridge gymnasium. At the conclusion of the Lethbridge competition a na> tional team will be selected which will then compete In the European championships in June. Canada ii the only new European country ac- cepted In the championships. The competitions May S will see preliminary action mence at 10 a.m. with semi- final and final matches set to at seven o'clock. According to tournament of- ficials 10 competitors from each province and the terri- tories will take part. The Letnbridge YMCA Judo Club will be represented by six of the 10 Albertans en- tered. Joe Meli, Scott Tanner, Tom Greenway, Mike Calder, Guy Pomohac and Don Tsuji- nra earned berths on tbe Al- berta team in the provincial finals staged In Edmonton two weeks back. Canadian Judo champion- ships, fa all weight divisions as well as black belt, were held hi Lethbridge four years ago. Summaries MONTREAL I, BUFFALO 1 FIrtt Period No tearing. ties Bouchard p. JWahovllch ftrmutt Second Period _ Buffalo, Ramuy 1 (Luce) i Montreal, 1 (Cournoyer, Laperrlere) Pen- alties Robert, Lefley Martin 8.23, Hillman, P. Mahovtlch New York within one of a sweep By THE ASSOCIATED New York Knicks are one game away from sweeping their first-round National .Basketball Association playoff series with Baltimore after a 103-96 victory Wednesday night Each of the five Knick start- ers scored 16 points or better, more than offsetting a brilliant 36-point performance by Balti- more's Elvin Hayes, as New York grabbed a 3-0 lead in the playoff series. Bill Bradley was high scorer for New York with 23 points, followed by Dave DeBusschere, 19; Earl Monroe, 18, and Willis Reed and Walt Frazier, 16 each. Hayes meanwhile, was a one- man gang, hitting 16 of 26 shot? from the field and also grabb- ing 14 rebounds. The next game Is in Balti- more Friday night. In another playoff game Wednesday, Boston Celtics took a 2-0 lead in their first-round series with Atlanta by beating the Hawks 126-113 in Atlanta. John Havlicek, who scored 54 points in the series opener, led Boston with 29 points. Jo Jo White added 24 points, Dave Cowens bad 20 points and 25 rebounds and Paul Silas added 17 rebounds. Atlanta was led by Pete Mar- avich with 30 points and Lou Hudson with 27. In playoff action tonight, Mil- waukee meets Golden State at Oakland. That series is tied at one win each. Third Period 3. Montreal, noyer 1 (Sevard, Lemaire) 4.57. Pen- alties Savard Carriere Pratt en goal by Buffalo IS 12 8-32 Montreal is 12 NY RANGERS BOSTON 7 First Period 1. Boston, Roberts KSheppard, Marcotte) 2. Ran- Park T (Ratelle) Penal- ties Tkaauk, Awrey Vadnais Irvine minor major, Hodse, major Irvine Hodge 18-32, Rolfe Second Period 3. Rangers, Mac- Gregor 1 (Sfemtawski, Harris) .4. Ranters, Park 2 (Gilbert) 5. Rangers, Tkaczuk 1 (Rafelle, Fair- bairn) 6. Rangers, Tkaczuk 2 (Fairbalrn, Park) Penalties Orr, Irvine Tkaczuk Third Period 7. New York, Stem- kowskl 1 (Rolfe) 8. Boston, Sanderson I (Bucyk) Penalties Esposito O'Donneli, Saiher 4-59. Shots on goal by Ranserj.......... T 13 II-3I BoStWI............ 13 3 8-24 CH'CAOO 7 ST. LOUIS 1 First Period 1. Chicago, Redmond 1