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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, April 11, iHE IETHMIDOI MRAID 9 ATo intimidation this time around Ranger fans right bye, bye Bruins BOSTON (CP) New York Rangers, continuing to survive the early Boston blitz, Tuesday night wrapped up a 6-3 victory and their National Hockey League quarter-final series with the Bruins, 4-1. It was the first time New BUFFALO 3, MONTREAL t First Period 1. Montreal, F. Ma- hovlich 2 (Laperriere) Penal- ties Pratt 3r33, P. Mahovlich Carriere, Larose Pratt Second Period Buffalo, Mar- tin 2 (Perreault, Robert) 3. Buf- falo, Robert 3 (Perreault) Pen- alties F. Machovlich Crozier served by Lorentz Cournoyer Carriere Third Period 4. Montreal, Lapolnte 2 (Richard, P. Mahovlich) Pen- alties none. First Overtime S. Buffalo, Robert 4 (Perreault, Martin) Penalty K. Dryden served by Richard Shots on goal by Buffalo 13 4-34 Montreal 10 5-40 N.Y. RANGERS BOSTON 3 First Period 1. Rangers, Vickers 3 (rairbairn) 2. Boston, Orr 1 (Sandersoi, 3. Boston, Hodge 1 (Orr, Stanfield) Ran. gers, Viewers 4 (Neilson, Tkaczuk) 5. Rangers, MacGregor 2 (Har- ris, Irvine) Penalties Cash- man Fairbairn Marshall Second Period 6. New York, Tkac- zuk 4 (Fairbairn) Penalties- Marshall Kannegeisser San- derson Third Period 7. Rangers, Gilbert 2 (Ratelle) 8. Boston, Marcotte 1 (Walton) 9. New York, Vickers 5 Neilson) Penal- ties Walton Stemkowskl Shots on goal by Rangers........... 11 10 Boston it York had beaten the Bruins in a playoff series since 1940 when they performed the feat in the semi-finals en route to their las Stanley Cup. The Rangers advance to the semi-finals against Chicago Black Hawks who won their CHICAGO ST. LOUIS 1 First Period 1. Chicaqo, pappli 4 (Hull, Martin) 2. Chicago, Mik ita (Redmond, Magnusson) Pen allies Redmond O'Shea Unger Second Period 3. Chlcaao, Korol 2 (Mikita, White) 4. St. Louis Huck 2 (Durbano, Barclay Plager 5. Chicago, Maki 2 (Backstrom Penalties Korab Plant Madigan Mikita Plant Mikifa Korab Third Period 6. Chicago, Back Strom 4 (Maki, Stapleton) 7 Chicago, Angotti 2 (Hull, Pappin Penalties Evans Rus sell minor, misconduct Magnus son Ri'ssell fhofs CR by St. Louis 4 4 Chicago........... 11 10 PHILADELPHIA 3, MINNESOTA 2 First Period 1. Minnesota, Gran 2 (Drouin, Reid) 2. Philadel nhia, MacLeish 1 (Flett, Clarke) Penalties Favell Noiet Kelly, Prentice Schuitz Du pent Sacond Period 3. Philadelphia MacLeish 2 (Barber, Clarke) Penalties O'Brien Van Impe Third Period 4. Minnesota, Golds- worthy 1 (Oliver) Penslties Parise Maniago Barber Saleskf Overtime 5. Philadelphia, Dorn hoefer (MacLeish, Ashbee) Penalties None. on goal by 1J 5 10 Philadelphia t 4 11 Too wide While Montreal Canadien coach Scoffy Bowman (crowd centre) looks on, Montreal Canadians' goalie Ken Dryden is measured for illegally-large pads during Stan- ley Cop game in Montreal Tuesday evening. Dryden re- ceived a two-minute penalty as the overtime period start- ed. Buffalo Sabres staved off elimination with a 3-2 win. Montreal still leads the series 3-2. quarter-final, also 4-1, with a 6-1 win over St. Louis Blues Tues- day. The semi-final opens in Chicago Thursday. Rookie Steve Vickers, a three- goal man for the Rangers, said it was Boston's inability to in- timidate the underdog New Yorkers in the i'irst game of the series here that turned the round in their favor. "We just showed them from the opening game we weren't going to be said the 21-year-old winger, one of the leading candidates for the rcokie-of-the-year award. Bruce MacGregor, Walt Tkac- zuk and Rod Gilbert scored single goals for New York. Bobby Orr, Ken Hodge and Don Marcotte tallied for Boston. Brad Park, Rangers' per- ennial all-star defenceman, said that films of the Boston club re- viewed at Rangers' pre-series camp enabled New York to nul- lify Orr's contribution to Bos- ton's effort. "I'm not going to say what it Park said, "but it cer- tainly must have had something to do with our victory. "Remember, we've gotta face these guys next year." Orr scored his first point of Scrappy Sabres alive, Crozier upsets Bowman MONTREAL (CP) On Feb. 10, ccach Joe Croz'.er of Buffalo Sabres made a promise anc Tuesday night he kept it as the Sabres nipped Montreal Cana- diens 3-2 in overtime to force a sJxlh game in their Stanley Cup quarter-final series. Rene Robert's second goal of the game at of the first overtime period gave the Sa- bres their second win in the series which resumes Thursday in Buffalo. Robert also assisted on line- mate Rick Martin's goal while Frank Mahovlich and Guy Lap- ointe scored for Montreal. It was just before regulation ime ended that Crozier made his promise made after ;he Sabres' seeDnd visit to Mon- real during the regular Na- tional Hockey League season. On the night in February, Montreal coach Scotty Bowman called for the measurement of he goaltending stick used by Buffalo's Dave Dryden. The stick was found illegal by he referee and the Sabres were jiven a penalty late in the third >eriod and the Canadiens held n for a 2-1 win. After the game, Crozier, who ia3 made it plain ha is not one f Bowman's admirers, vowed ie would get revenge. With 29 seconds left in the bird period of Tuesday's game, e did. Crozier asked referee Jruce Hood to measure goaLe !en Dryden's pads. Following a measurement at the end of egulation time, the Montreal 'oalie's pads were found to be ver the 10-inch maximum ;idth. As a result, Montreal layed short-handed for the irst two minutes of the over- time. ALL SET UP "He had this all set Sa- res' backup goalie Dave Dryden cted. "He told me a couple of ago that Ken's pads were illegal. "I honestly didn't think he would pull that, bat he is a very horough cosch. There's nothing wrong with being thorough." Diyden said that Crozier sent him to the Sabres' dressing rcom to get a rule book and find the regulation pertaining to goalkeeper equipment. Not to be outdone, Bowman tried to get Hood to measure Sabres' goaltender Roger Cro- zier's pads as well. Soviets stretch Cup lead MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union stretched its first-place lead to three points in the world hockey tournament Tuesday as Vladimir Petrov's three goals led the undefeated Russians to a 9-1 win over Finland. It was the seventh straight win for the Russians hi She double round-robin competition, giving them 14 points. Sweden is next with 11 points after play- ing to a 3-3 tie with defending :hampion Czechoslovakia. The Czechs have nine points followed by Finland with six and West Germany with two. Poland is winless after seven games. The Russians, who have out- scored their opposition 70-12, got three goals in each period to defeat the Finns. The Finns scored their only goal in the second period when Veli-Pekka Ketola beat goalie Vladislav Tretyak. The Swedes earned their tie when Ulf Sterner, who couldn't make the grade with New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, scored on a power-play midway through the final pe- riod. Czechoslovakia, upset 2-0 by Sweden in a first-round gams, took a 1-0 lead in the 'irst period when Jiri Holik scored a power-play goal. Dan Soderstrom and Tord LiUndstrom scored the other Swedish goals. But Bowman made the re- quest during the btermissicn and was told he would have to wait until the end of the first overtime period to have the measurement carried out. Bowman said that Clarence Campbell, the National Hockey League's president over-ruled referee Hood and referee-in- chdef Scolty Morrision during the intermissicon before tha overtime and didn't al'ow the measurement to take place. When asked whv he waited until so late in the game to call for the measurement, Crozier snapped: "It was done then because we were going into overtime. It was an opportune time to do it." When confronted with Ms goaltender's admission that Crozier had known about the pads for some time, he said: "If Mr. Dryden made that comment, use has quote. I have nothing to say about it." "That game is over. We won the game in overtime on our own." ROBERT SCORES Indeed, the pad-measuring overshadowed Robert's fourth goal of the series at of the overtime. Robert took a lead pass from linemate Gilbert Per- reault and walked in alone, leaving defenceman Jacques Laperriere well behind. "I was in cold Rob- ert said. "Perreault gave me a good hard pass. Had it been a soft pa85. Laperriere would have caught me. "Gilbert tried to get the puck :o me just before, but Lap- erriere stopped him and Per- reault got the puck back. I just kept on moving. "I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do when I went in. But he (Dryden) moved on my side and gave me about two feet." It was Robert's fourth goal of :he series and "the most impor- tant" of his career. the series with his goal Tuesday night that tied the score 1-1 in the first period and then set up the Bruins' first power play put Bos- ton in front 2-1. Park said the New York team knew Boston "would throw ev- erything at us in the first 10 minutes, like they did out there tonight, and that all we had to do was hang in there." "We checked Orr real he said, adding that part of the program was designed to take the Boston defenceman's best line of attack away from him. "There were certain things they were doing we thought we could capitalize on." Asked how the Rangers could duplicate the Boston superstar in a workout, Park candidly ad- mitted he played the role. Asked if he scored any goals while playing the part, he re- plied: "No. They (team-mates) had me checked pretty good." Lceiog coach Bep Guidolin ac- knowledged the Rangers "were a better team." "They're a good club with a let of good young legs. We jus; don't have tbs team here that we had a year when the Bruins took six games to knock off the Rangers in the Stanley Cup final. "They simply outhustled us. But we gave it all we had." The rookie Boston coach, who took over midway in the sched- ule from Tom Johnson, had the club flying late in the season and beat the Rangers twice in the closing games to up second place in the East Divi- sion and home-ice advantage if the series against New York went the full seven games. KEPT SHOOTING Vickers, who scored on three of his five shots in the game, said it was the Rangers' strategy from the start to take as many shots as possible in all the games. 'We knew they were having rouble in goal, so we knew to >eat Boston we'd'have to shoot 35 to 40 shots a game." Dissent bad been rumored among the Bruin players since 44-year-old Jacques Plante was picked up in a late-season trade 'rcm Toronto Maple Leafs. Ed Johnston, a 12-year veteran wifh the club, played only seven periods of hockey in the final nonth with Plante and Hess Sroaks, a 35-year-old rookie, sharing the chores. Plante got shelled in the first two games by New York. John- stcn replaced him in ths next winning ore and looking impressive in both. Brooks started Tuesday's game but retired with a groin r.jury after the firsi period, Johnston moving in with the Hangers holding a 3-2 edge. Haicks prepare for Neiv York Flyers now in lead By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Chicago Black Hawks today start preparations for their Na- tional Hockey League semi-final round while Philadelphia Flyers lope to close out the other West Division first round series. ASK ANY "RANCHER II MAYBE NOW I CAN GET SOME SIEHP, SINCE HE GOT HiS MUFRER FIXED WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR MUFRER HAS A LIFETIME GUARANTEE, IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE! SnJ t Si. S. WIW.P 327-3888 308 S. Phono 327-8888 Open Daily am. to ft p.m. The Hawks whipped St. Louis J Blues 6-1 Tuesday night to win' their best-of-seven quarter-final 4-1. The Hawks now advance against New York Rangers for the third straight year in semi- final action. In the other Western game, the Flyers edged Minnesota North Stars 3-2 in overtime to i take a 3-2 lead in that series. Giacondn happy New York Rangers' goalie Ed Giacomin, screams with joy os he walks to the dressing room, after the Rangers defeated Boston Bruins 6-3 in their quarter-final round of Stanley Cup playoffs. The loss Tuesday night gave the Rangers the best-of-seven affair 4-1. Tigers nipped 5-4 in opener EDMONTON (CP) Edmon- ton Oil Kings survived a shaky start and scored two goals hi each of the second and third periods Tuesday to defeat Mea- icine Hat Tigers 5-4 in the first game of their Western Canada Hockey League semi- final series before fans. Barry Dean and Lanny Mc- Donald scored goals for Medi- cine Hat before the fifth min- a.'e of the game. Tigers appear- ed in command of the match but John Rogers scored for Ed- monton before the period ended. Oil Kings put their attack to- gether in the secod period with goals scored by Terry McDon- ald and Fred Comrie while Brad Gasoff scored for Medi- cine Hat to tie the game 3-3. Mike Will of Edmonton and McDonald of Tigers exchanged early third-period goals before rookie Rocky Maze bounced the puck in off a Medicine Hat de- fenceman's leg from the corner to win the game. Larry Hendrick was outstand- ing in the Edmonton net as ha recorded his third consecutive playoff goaltending victory. Jerry Thomas appeared shaky throughout most parts of the game as Tigers outshot the Oil Kings 37-35. There were only eight minor penalties in the game five to Tigers. Bob Gasoff and Dick Jellema also received 10-min- ute misconducts. The second game of the best- of-seven series is scheduled here Friday with the third and fourth games in Medicine Hat Sunday and Tuesday. SPECIAL Can nek 8 to meet Peiiiicton club PENTICTON, B.C. (CP) In a game that was never in doubt. PenScton Broncos set down Chillhvack Bruins 4-1 Tu- esday to take the British Col- umbia Junior Hockey League championship. Broncos made easy going of it in the seventh and deciding game in Jhe series as they took a 2-0 first-period lead, added a single in the second and nulli- fied ChiJHwack's only counter in the third. Chad Campbell Les Croner, Hark Patterson and Doug Law- ton ware the PenUcton scorers j while Ken Wadmeyer tallied the lone CMHwack gosL Each club drew four :ninors. while ChiBiwack had one mis- I conduct. i Penlklon held a wide edce in i sbols on gaal. peppering Chilli- vrack's Lte Htriim v.ilh 54 sbol5. w'-ae Gtoi Bueetert stopprf 55 shols in the Pen- tidon net. Penlicton now faces Ihe start of the B finals which open hsre tonight against Cal- gary CaMdks. FoTowirg three games in the final will b: h Friday, Salurday aod Monday. The Flyers and North Stars meet again Thursday in Min- neapolis while Chicago play- host to the Rangers who ad- vanced by defeating the defend- ing Stanley Cup champion Bos- ton Bruins 6-3. The Chicago-New York semi- finals the last two years saw each team win once. The i Haivks won in seven games in I 1971 and the Rangers swept j over Chicago in four games last year. Previously, the Hawks won in six games in a 1958 quarter-fi- nal and took a 1931 semi-final from the Rangers 3-0 in a two- game, total-point affair. BLUES LACK PUNCH Chicago, West Division champs for the third straight year, eliminated SL Louis with first-period goals by Jim Pap- pin and Stan Mikita and com- pleted the rout with two goals in each of the second and third periods. The Blues' scoring punch aiv peared to disappear conrofcSely as they managed only 13 shols at Tony Esposito white the Hawks had 32 shots on goal. Philadelphia, also on home ice. faced a tougher opponent as the North Slars ouUhot the flyers 32-27, including over- time. Gary Dornhoefer scored Ihe! winner a1 of the overtime period after Bill GoVfewrthy i Sol the tving goal for Minnesota in Jhc period. PhfladcJoTaa's Kick MacL- eish. a 50-gca3 fcorer in iJic regular season, got both goals for the Flyers after Minnesota had taken an early lead on a goal by Danny Grartt. 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