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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Mwtdoy, Jmwuy I, THf LITHUIDOI HttAlO 7 Canadiens in trouble of late, beaten twice Bruins close to within one point of first By IAN MacLAlNE CuiiUin Press Stiff Writer New York Rangras played Sunday night as if "Get Boston" rated No. l priority on their New Year's of resolutions. And it ex- cept on the Scoreboard. The Bruins ability to domi- nate their National Hockey League rivals continued, 4-1. But it wasn't through lade of New York effort that held Bos- ton shooters to just 16 shota on goalie Gilles ViUemure and de- tenceman Brad Park's decision over scrappy John McKenzie. The Bangers saw their East Division lead sniped to point over the siting Bruins and their home-iea unbeaten string snapped won that one Oct. Ua by a 6-1 the Bmrlns. wit] only one loss in Mr last 22 starts, now are onu nine-game unbeaten streak. Standings tighten Liverpool string breaks LONDON (CP) Leeds United cracked Liverpool's un- defeated home record Saturday md suddenly closed up in the standings behind Manchester United, who crashed 3-0 to West Ham, United still led the first divi- sion with 35 points from 24 games. Leeds, last season's run- ner-up, was second with 33 points, level with Manchester City which drew 2-2 with Not- tingham Forest. ANDY CAPP NOT GETTIN1 AWAV WITH IT CAPP.' N0300V SELLS ME A DUB -j I'LL SEE ;IM WHEM ROLLS OLCT OF THE PUS TONIGHT AN' SELL IT Celtics beaten, Lakers hit 31 LOS ANGELES (AP) The secret to scoring 40 points, says Gail Goodrich, is all In the mind. "I worked hard at being men- Weekend scorers SUNDAY Los Angeles 6 Vancouver 3 Los Angeles Berry 2, Goring, Joyal; Van- couver Maki, Kurtenbach, Connelly. Detroit 6 Montreal 4 Detroit Redmond 2. Ber- enson, Johnston, Rochefort, Dionne; Montreal Houle 2, Cournoyer, Lemaire. Boston 4 New York 1 Boston Bucyk 2, Sander- son, Orr; New York Stem- kowsld. California 4 Buffalo 4 California Gilbertson, Red- mond, Finder, Vadnais; Buf- falo Martin 3, Wyrozub. Chicago 6 Philadelphia 2 Chicago R. Hull -2, Martin, Campbell, Pappin, Maki; Phil- aldelpliia Bernier Kelly. SATURDAY Minnesota 3 Los Angeles z Minnesota Parise, Bums, Oliver; Los Angeles Pulford 2. Philadelphia 4 St. Louis Philadelphia Clarke, Dorn- hoefer, L. Morrison, Foley; St. Louis Egcrs 2, Barclay Pla- gcr, Unger. Toronto 5 Montreal 2 Toronto Mona- han, Ellis, Henderson, Ullman; Montreal Lafleur, F, Mahov- licli. tally prepared for tonight's said the Los Angeles Lakers' pocket-sized guanl after his scoring spree had carried the Lakers past Boston Celtics 122-113 Sunday night for their 31st straight victory. "I just wasn't ready to play against said Goodrich of his 12-point performance in win No. 30 last Thursday night. "I felt lethargic and slow. I just wasn't mentally prepared. But tonight I felt good." He felt a great deal better than Celtics' coach Tommy Hcinschn, whose team rallied from a 20-point second-half defi- cit to within five but couldn't catch up. "The Lakers won this game at the free throw he said. "It's just unreal to me that we only had eight free throws in the first half and they bad 27." SHOOTING POOR But just as damaging to the Celtics, who lost their second straight game after winning 10 in a row, was their own inaccu- racy from the floor. They took 25 more shots than the Lakers in the first half but hit only 36 per cent to the Lakers' 56. John Havlicek and Dave Cow- ens scored 29 apiece to lead Boston, while Jerry West and Jim McMillian had 27 each for Los Angeles. The Lakers, who haven't lost since October, now have a 37-3 record, 14K games better than Seattle in the Pacific Division and ahead of Milwaukee in the race that may decide the home-court advantage in the NBA semi-final playoffs. The Celtics, 27-14, lead New York by one game in the Atlan- tic Division. A crowd of was at Ail- field Stadium to UK Liverpoo take its first Ming since March, 1970. Allen Clarke teided Leeds into the lead in theMth minute. Leeds stepped up Ifcie pressure and nine minutes tarn the end, Clarke pushed trie kail through for Mick Jones to take it 2-0, United never tafcsed like a champion team. Nip Robson sent West Ham the lead in the 39th minute, adl from then on Manchester defaced desper- ately. Clyde Best.Hest Ham's Bermuda-born star, lad a shot deflected into the by a Man- chester player iri Itae 55th min- ute, and Geoff Hurt made it 3-0 with a penalty in Ita 8lst min- ute. Other games: 2 Not- tingham Forest 2. Francis Lee hit his llth penalty goal of the season for City ari -equalled an English record wlitBi had stood [or 30 years. But City had to struggle to save tthis game, twice pulling bad after Not- tingham had taken tie lead. EVERTON STARTS STRONG Arsenal 1 Everta 1, Everton took a surprising 1-0 half-time lead with a risJi( shot Irom Howard Kendall inlbe 20th min- ute. Arsenal did il the attack- ing in the second liUI but Ever- ton held out until tltae B3rd min- ute, when Peter Sampson lev- elled the scores Ir-om outside the penalty area. Darby 1 Cne-ltat. 0. Steve Sherwood, goaj- Keeper, had a debut for Chelsea and maA save after save as Derby siawned round his goal. Scottish International Alan Gemmill scttesd the whi- ning goal 10 minfei from the end. Crystal Palace IPollenham 1. Martin Olivers soared a fine goal at the start il the second tialf and Spurs aKwared head- ing for victory. But Gerry Queen headed n equalizing goal in the 66th ntaute and al- most won the gares for Palace with another effort 10 minutes later. Goalkeeper Jennings saved Tottenham rath a superb save. Sheffield United 1 Leicester 1. Sheffield attacked incessantly, but in the 57th minute, John Sjoberg scored a shijck goal for Leicester. Bill Dararten grabbed a draw for SheffiKld by Mo- iling past goalfccper Peter Shilton and walfciii! (lie ball into the net in the 72ndwiinute. Wolverhampton 2: Newcastle 0. Wolves, playiij; their lOlh straight game nilHmut defeat, attacked continuwiBly, but New- castle defended barely. Goal- [eeper Bill McFiil dropped a rierce free kick by Derek Par- kin for the first pQ In the 29th minute. John Hicfcrds made it 2-0 with a heads in the 61st minute. Extra seats? REGINA The city wants to add seats to Tay- or Field, home Hi Saskatchew- an Roughriders it; the West- em Football Conference. With this in the city an- nounced today it las asked for a federal winter -works grant. Taylor Field seats lenovations would bring the total to about and all seats would be bekrcea the goal ines. Existing (nSzone seats would be Elsewhere Sunday, Ken Dry- den's absence from the Mon real Canadiens goal was eviden once again in their 6-4 toss tc Detroit Red Wings and rookie Rick Martin closed in on a record established by linemate Gil Perreault last season while notching three goals in Buffalo Sabres 4-4 tie with California Golden Seals. HULL SCORES 2 In other Sunday games Bobby Hull scored twice in Chi cago Black Hawks' 6-2 rout o Philadelphia Flyers and Los An- geles Kings dumped Vancouver Canucks 6-3. In an abbreviated Saturday schedule, Toronto Maple Leafs poured four goals behind Mont real's backup goaltender, Phi Vlyi'e, in the third period for a win. Minnesota North Stars nipped las Angeles 3-2 and Phil- adelphia and St. Louis Blues skated to a 4-4 tie. Detroit took a 6-3 win from California and Buffalo played a 3-3 tie with Pittsburgh Penguins in Friday's games. The lone game Tuesday nigh has California at Los Angeles. Johnny Bucyk's two goals sealed the victory for Boston over New York, bumping the count to 44 midway in the third period. His second was one o: inly, two shots the Bruins had al Villemure in the final 20 min- utes. The Rangers appeared camped in the Boston end of the ce for most of the night, pep- pering goalie Gerry Cheevars vith 41 iii the last pe- the Bruins goaltender leld them together. RESERVES CARRY CAME In a match-up of the NHL's mod, productive lines, i was the reserves that carried the game for Boston. Phil Es- Msito's trio didn't get a shot at ;oal while Ranger's threesome centred by Jean Ratelle, man- aged just in the first period. Cheevers became so frus- trated by the New York bHtz In the second period he carried the tuck himself almost to centre red line before getting rid of it into Ranger territory. "We did all the work but they did all the commented a disgusted Emlle Francis, I angers general manager- coach, after the game. "He Cheevers) was sharp, and when he got something to work with he was sharper." While Cheevers was sharp, ifyre looked anything but for On second straight night where he Wings ripped four goals by lim in the first period, two by cx-Canadien Mickey Redmond, en route to their fourth straight win. Myre had been riding the >ench until rookie Dryden In- ured his back six games ago against the Leafs. Since then, the Montrealers have won one ajid lost three and their hopes of vertaking the Bruins and Rangers are fading. DRYDEN CANT WORK Dryden attempted to work out nior to Saturday's game in To-