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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IttHIIIDOE HEKAID Priday, April 34, Chicago Faces Task Of Winning Four Straight It's All Uphill For Hawks From Now On BOSTON (CP) Not for 23' years has a team been down 3-0 in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff and come back to but that's the situation facing Chicago Black llavsks. Boston Bruins defeated the Hawks 5-2 Thursday night to go three games up on Chicago in their National Hockey League eastern final. Sunday at It a.m. SIST, will be the moment or truth. If Bos- ton wins, they'll move into the Stanley Cup 'final against the western playoff champions. If not, the series will move back alternate until a winner is de- cided. Boston has von all three games by a three-goal margin 4-1 and 5-2. To win Thursday night, pushed through three in the sec- ond and came up with a strange tally in the third. Johnny Bucyk got two of the Bruins goals, the others coming was their first goals in the play- offs. Both Reay for Chicago and Harry Sinden tbr the third period BUCYK BULLS HIS WAY SY Chicago Blaclc Hawks' Keith Magnuson, left, falls to ice In attempt to block Boston Bruins' Johnny Bucyk in Thursday night game. Magnuson Bottled Up Blues Suffer Setback Penguins Rebound On Home Ice PITTSBURGH (CP) Pitts- burgh Penguins, backed by a record sellout crowd of turned the tide in their Stanley Cup semi-final playof! Thursday by borrowing a few pages 'from St. Louis Blues' play book. The Penguins used the hard body-checking style of the Blues to effectively bottle St. Louis up in its own end of the rink while scoring the first three goals. The same checking made the three goals stand up for a M win, which cut the Blues lead in the besl-of-seven scries to 2-1. Tough checking and early goals had earned the Blues 3-1 ond 4-1 victories in the first two games at St. Louis. The fourth game in the series is set for here Sunday night and the fifth back in St. Louis next Tuesday. The Penguins also did an out- standing of killing off six JACK'S PLUMBING SERVES LETHBRIDGE For Phont JACK FULLER 328-2515 minor penalties and allowed the Blues one goal during a fighting major to winger Glen Sather. "Any lime, a team kills off rallies like those guys said coach Red KeUy of his [earn, "they're going to be bard to beat." Pittsburgh itself scored the Erst goal on a power play when right winger Ken Schjnkel fired a hard shot from the point that was deflects d past goalie Jacques Plante. "The big blow was that first goal; said Blues coach Scotty Bowman. '1 was worried about this game because we bad a lough series with Minnesota and two rough games against the Pen- guins. I think our team looked a little tired tonight." Rookie centre Michel Briere was the night's best p'ayer as he set up one other Pitlsbwgl goal by Jean Pronovost are scored one himself. He carried the puck in bchiix the Blues goal and fought off a pair of St. Louis defenders to lay a pass out to Pronovost who was parked in front of the OS5IE STUBS! OSSIE STUBBS SURE KNOWS PHARMACEUTICALS Just Like Our ERNIE KNOWS MOTORS Call Us Today! ERNIE ROSVOID We Specialize in Tune-Ups CARBURETOR AND IGNITION ALL GUARANTIED! TEXACO CAR CARE Anolhsr isaion why you jKoultJ call in at El Rancho Texaco Service 6lh Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive South PHONE 327-M06 and Plante had no chance the quick shot. rhree minutes later, the Pen- uins again bad the power cj -play advantage. E r i e r e unced on a loose puck near e blue line and fired a hard nt. PI ante appeared to catch puck but it dribbled through pads into the goal AVe knew he was .a goftd xkey Bowman said Briere. "He's pretty fast. ad he looks so much better Tan any other player they have Because they are mostly a de- team." EENAN GETS TWO Keenan scored twice jr the Blues. His first goal ame on the power play early ir third period when he moved on the right wing for a clear lot at Les Binkley. He got the second, and his ifth of the playoffs, about four Tunutes later when he pouncec a loose puck directly in Iron! Binkley-and fired a quid, jot past the Penguins goalie. The persistent checking of Ihe held the Blues in their wn zone through most of the minutes. Bowman ulfed Plante out cf goal in avor of an extra attacker will minute and 20 seconds left in K game, but the Blues couldn1 get a clear shot at Binkley. Through the whole contest re Blues had only 16 shots a from Wayne Wayne save Boston goalie Gerry Checvers as the turning point of the game. The Hawks were down two goals at the time and rookie dcfenceman Keith was fighting to redeem himself. He had been off on penalties each time Bucyk scored. Then, early in the third, Uw young redhead cruised in, tortk a pass from Stan Mikita asd fired on Cheevers fi'ora about 12 feet. The goalie's big left hud snaked out and grabbed the puck. i "ft vas a big stop a big Sinden said. "We weren't playing all Unit well up to that point. If Magnt- son had got that goal and made it 4-3, I don't know whether we could have snapped out of it and held them. If you want to Uk about a turning point, I gueas that was one." Rcay agreed. "It was unbi> lievable that it wasn't in Lh? net. One of the greatest savijs I've ever seen. Tony Esposilo made one like that for us al leveland 0-1 N Mcsscrsmlrh 2-1 et wash- ngton BDsrran 1-2 H Oakland iDcbson 0-3 or Roland-to I New York Bshmen 1-1 N 4 Milwaukee KraL-sse 1-3 at B'osl'on lebcrt 0-1 HURSDAY'S RESULTS York COS 319 1IO-11 1! 1 WnlKngton KS MO I I Burbach, Cumberland (1-0) (3) and Irtason; Bhellenback, Such (0-1) (31, tamos [51, Pina (91 and French. Rose- cro Casanova HR: Howard nicigo 119 111 T 14 1 Mlni-esori no .Ml- t I 2 (1-0) Wood and osephswi; Sepp, Barber (4) Ha'l [O 'errancskl (0-1) C7) wniams 11] and Rallitf, HP: Chi- tnoop (JJ. HOCKEY SCORES Ntllgnal CnTcago 2 Boston S Bcston leatfs best-of-seven Una I 3-0 St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 3 51. Louis leads best-ol-seven semi-IE- 2-1 Memorial cup Thvnder Bay 2 Weybtrri 4 Thunder Bay leads bcst-of-ssvw western Final 2-1 PLAYOFF LEADERS ESPOSltO, BOS.............. Orr, Bos a McDonald, SL 5 B'jcyk, Bos i Goyette, SL 3 R. CM 3 Ssrc-nsoo, SL 5 McKe.-uIe, Bcs 3 Keenan, SL............. 5 Gl'bert, NY 4 J 5 Mikife, CM t 5 SFanliCld. BOS 1 7 9 IASKETIALI ABA Washington 110 Denver 137 Denver leads besl-of-seven quarfer- linal 3-2 A PH i 17 6 14 S 13 8 12 5 12 S II i 10 7 19 9 FARM SPECIAL! 18.4 x 34 6 ply REAR Tractor Tires ELRICH TIRE LTD. EACH ONLY COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE ;