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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thuraday, October 11, 1973 Three goals, two assists in 6-4 win Esposito wrecking crew By RON SL'DLOW Canadian Press Just wait until Phil Esposito gets healthy Espocito. the perennial Na- tional Hocke> League scoring champion, destroyed Van- couver Canucks with three goals and two assists in Boston Bruins' victory night Kspo. who played his first game since surgery to his right knee, injured in the plasofts last April, also reach- ed the 400-goal plateau His 401st was the winner after the Canucks had scrambled to a 4- 4 tie late in the third period. "The knee isn't as strong as I it to be and my right leg is still a lot smaller than rm left, but I can the 30-year-old centre said after recording the 21st three-goal performance of his career. "When the cast first came off aftei the operation. I look- ed at the leg and said. 'Oh. Oh. goodbye' However, it's building up gradually TONY BLANKS KINGS Brother Tony also grabbed a share of the NHL's opening night spotlight as he blocked all 25 Los Angeles Kings shots while Chicago Black Hawks did all the scoring in the se- cond period for a 3-0 win to open defence of their Western Division crown. Rookie goalie Bunny La- rocque kept Minnesota off the Scoreboard for two periods as Montreal Canadiens thumped the North Stars 5-2 at Bloom- ington Veteran Henri Richard started his 19th season with a goal and an assist The 37- year-old centre managed only eight markers in the 1972-73 campaign Elsewhere, the Maple Leafs thumped Buffalo Sabres 7-4 at Toronto, the Rangers whipped Detroit Red Wings 4- 1 at New York. California Golden Seals edged St Louis Blues 2-1 at Oakland and New York Islanders tied the Flames 1-1 at Atlanta. Toronto plays the Flyers at Philadelphia in tonight s onh contest. At Boston, where the Bruins record of consecutive sellouts was snapped at 191, Esposito scored the first two goals of the season for his club as a crowd of 480 short of a house looked on. He then set up line-mate Wayne Cashman to make it 3-2 and Chris Oddleifson scored his first NHL foal to give the Bruins a 4-2 cushion Gerry O'Flaherty and Orland Kurtenbach pulled the Summaries CALIFORNIA 2, ST. LOUIS 1 Period 1 St Louis Angotti 1 (Sabourm. Awrey) 0 20 Penalties Stewart major Unger major, mis- conduct 0 06, Demarco 6 56. Boldirev Cal 1246. Harbaruk ID 57. Durbano 19 12 Second Period 2 California. J Johnston 1 (McKechnie) 041 Penalties Demarco 3 22 M Johnston 10 23 Demarco 18 31 Third Period 3 California. Croteau 1 1738 Penalty Egers 1949 Shots on goal by Si Louis........... 5 3 Cahl................ 10 10 766 TORONTO 7, BUFFALO 4 First period 1 Toronto, McKenny 1 (Ullman, Henderson) I 17, 2 Buf'alo. Robert 1 (Derreault. Martin) 9 29, 3 Toronto. Keon 1 (McDonald Thompson) 1304, 4 Toronto Kehoe 1 (Monahan) 14 10 Penalties Neely 1 50 Morton 5 52 1153 Schoenfeld 1659 Snack 19 25 Second period 5 Buffalo. Atkinson 1 (Meehan) 2 33.6 Toronto. Keon 2 (McDonald. Thompson) 349. 7 Buffalo Martin 1 (Lorentz. Perreault) 7 03 8 Toronto. Kehoe 2 (Glennie Sutler) 931, 9 Toronto Sutler 1 (Saimmg) 11 58 Penalties ShacK517 Neely 5 51 Pratt 12 52, Bromley served by Perreault 1630 Third period 10. Toronto, Ullman 1 (McKenny, Glennie) 1036, II Buffalo Martin 2 (Schoenfeld. Carnere) 1233 Penalties Shack double minor Schoenfeld 4 01 Toronto bench served by McDonald 5 31, Schoenfeld 14 08 Neely 18 16 Shorts on goal by Buffalo.............11 7 Toronto .............1913 MONTREAL 5, MINNESOTA 2 First period 1 Montreal Richard 1 (Lapomte Roberts) 11 33 Penalties Stanfield 2 05 Lefley 623 Second period 2 Montreal, Cournoyer 1 (Lemaire) 351 3 Montreal Lefley 1 (Wilson Lapomte) 1533) 4 Montreal P Mahovlich 1 (Richard) 18 41) Penalties 0 Bnen i 22 Savard 4 42 Third period 5 Minnesota Panse 1 (Goldsworthy 16.6 Minnesota Prentice 1 Featherstone) 3 44. 7 Montreal Lafleur 1 (P Mahovlich) 19 36 Penalties None Shots on goal by Montreal........11 13 Minnesota...... 8 14 CHICAGO 3, LOS ANGELES 0 First Period No scoring Penalty Marotte 1030 Second Period 1 Chicago. Bordeleau 1 (Redmond Kryskow) 5 35 2 Chicago, Hull 1 (Martin. Pap- pm) 7-40, 3 Chicago D Rota 1 (Koroll, Frig) 14 13 Penalty Mur- doch 1831 Third Period No scoring Penalties Maloney 3 07 Frig 6 02 D Rota 11 49 Shots on goal by Chicago............ 9 15 Los Ang............ 11 8 473 ATLANTA 1, NY ISLANDERS 1 period No scoring Penalties Deadmarsh 3 58, Quinn 12.50, Marshall 1533 Second period 1 NY Islanders. Hennmg 1 (Harris. Hicke) 5 46. 2 Atlanta. Stewart 1 (Nanery. Quinn) 1824 Penalties Povtm 1 44, Hart 8.31 Third period No scoring Penalties Cook. Brown 5 46 Shots on goal by NY Islanders 8 9 Atlanta............. 7 16 NY RANGERS 4, DETROIT 1 First period 1 NY Rangers Hadfield 1 (Rousseau. Giacomm) 918 Penalties Foley 3 37 Rolfe641 Second NY Rangers, Fairbairn 1 (Rolfe) 8 05 Penalties Bailey 6 23 Hadfield 14 12 Third period 3 NY Rangers Tkaczuk 1 (Fairbairn Harris) 2 04. 4 NY Rangers. Stemkowski 1 (Selling Harris) 219. 5 Detroit Collins 1 (Libett. Dionne) 11 33 Penalties Selling 3 10, Stemkowski 15 55 Short on goal by Detroit 4 7 NY Rangers 7 8 BOSTON 6, VANCOUVER 4 First period 1 Boston Esposito 1 (Orr Vadnais) 4 41. 2 Vancouver. Kearns (Schmautz Boudnas) 1749 Penalties Wilkms 2 38, Leduc 6 19. Doak 16 40 Dailey 18 19 Second period 4 Boston Esposito 2 (Orr) 8 47 5 Boston Cashman 1 (Esposito. Hodge) 1540 Penalties O Donnell Bordeleau 244, Marcotte 11 58. O'Reilly 17.17 Third period 6 Boston Oddleifson 1 (Savard) 542. 7 Van- couver O'Flaherly 1 (Bourdnas. Dailey) 9 48 8 Vancouver, Kurten- bach 1 (Schmautz. Boudnas) 1324, 9 Boxton, Esposito 3 (Hodge) 16 42 10 Boston. Hodge 1 (Esposito. Oddleifson) 1955 Penalties Wilkms 728 Hodge 1304 Lalonde 15 16 Orr 16 16 Shots on goal by Vancouver.......... 1310 Boston............. 11 13 Canucks even before Esposito went to work again with the winner and set up Ken Hodge for the insurance marker into an empty net. Chicago rookie Darcy Rota also counted his first NHL goal after earlier second- period scores by team-mates Dennis Hull and J. P. Bordeleau at Los Angeles. DON'T MISS DRYDEN Yvan Cournoyer. Chuck Lef- ley, Pete Mahovlich and Guy Lafleur completed the Montreal goal-scoring as the Stanley Cup champions didn't appear to miss all-star goalie Ken Dryden, who quit hockey this year to join a Toronto law firm John Stewart pulled the Flames even with the Islanders after Lome Henning gave the New Yorkers the lead in a goaltenders duel Danny Bouchard turned aside 24 shots while Gerry Desjardins was spectacular for the Islanders in blocking 28. Meanwhile, fiery Ted Garvin was fuming about his Detroit defence after Walt Tkaczuk, Pete Stemkowski, Vic Hadfield and Billy Fair- bairn had waltzed through his Wings for scores Garvin. making his coaching debut along with Rangers' Larry Popein, was particularly miffed about defenceman Rick Foley's play "and he knows it.'1 Dave Keon and Rick Kehoe each scored twice to dull the Sabres who went undefeated through their first 10 games last season. Jim McKenny, Norm Ullman and Darryl Sittler completed the Toronto scor- ing as the Leafs shelled rookie Buffalo netminder Gary Bromley for six goals in the two periods he played. Rene Robert tallied twice for the Sabres Garry Croteau's unassisted goal with less than three min- utes remaining was the winner at Oakland Joey Johnston also scored for the Seals and Lou Angotti replied for St. Louis. Seven years before the Palliser sign went up, the first barrels of PalliserReserve CanadianWhisky were laid down. Today there is a proud new name in Canadian rye whisky. Palliser. The new Palliser distillery in Alberta has brought together the skills and the talents of as fine a team of whisky- makers as Canada has ever assembled. Even though our distillery is new and modern, the product we sell is aged the full number of years. Our business began long before we opened our Lcthbridge plant. It began with our bringing together the finest aged Canadian whiskies that go to make up Palliser Reserve, a smooth and satisfying seven-year-old. Each year since then we have also laid down for aging: Palliser Colony House Palliser Black Label Palliser Golden Special Look for them at all Alberta liquor stores. See how well we have started a new- tradition of distilling ill excellence. PALLISER RESERVE PALLISER Palliser Distillers Limited, Lcthbridge, Alberta First contact Buffalo Sabres' Tim Morton and teammate Hockey League action in Toronto Wednesday Larry Carriere combine to check Toronto Maple night. Toronto won the opening game of the 1973-74 Leafs' Garry Monahan (20) flying during National season 7-4. Blazers go Hollywood VANCOUVER (CP) As opening nights go. it owed more to Hollywood than to the small Canadian towns where hockey has its roots. Jimmy Pattison stole a leaf out of the movie-maker's guide Wednesday night and staged a first night for his Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockey Association as they played their first regular-season game. There were pretty girls, searchlights sweeping the cloudy skies outside the Van- couver Coliseum, dignitaries ushered out on a red carpet to centre ice. fiery torches on the ice and player introduc- tions with each team member spotlighted as he skated out in solitary splendor. Even public address an- nouncer Jerry Landra got into the act, decked out in white tie and tails and sporting a top hat Pattison passed out the goodies with a lavish hand. He gave each of the first fans a giant Blazers pennant, dispensed two cheques, one to charity and the other to the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association, and even found it in his heart to hand out a gift to Bobby Hull, whose Winnipeg Jets provided the opposition to the Blazers. Hull, a cattle rancher, re- ceived a steer in a pre-game ceremony. The multi-millionaire in- dustrialist, who purchased Philadelphia Blazers last summer and moved them to Vancouver, can well afford the largesse The politicians also got into the act. Vancouver Mayor Art Phillips and B.C. Attorney- General Alex Macdonald of- ficiated in the pre-game ceremonies, taking part in the ceremonial face-off and engaging in a puckshooting contest, with the one getting the disc into the net from centre ice receiving for his favorite charity Macdonald, wearing a kilt for the occasion, missed the net by several yards, while Phillips was right on target The crowd turnout was somewhat disappointing, with fans, about 3.000 less than capacity, turning up. "I think it's a pretty good turnout." Pattison said. "After all, we have to start somewhere As fans lined up before the game, many of them were lis- tening to the radio broadcast of the rival Vancouver Canucks. POPPY DAY The Kick-Off Meeting of the 1973 Royal Canadian Legion POPPY CAMPAIGN will be held October 11 at the Legion Memorial Hall at p.m. Everyone interested in helping in this important Legion Campaign is invited to attend. WE MAKE IT EASY AT Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 STORES WE MAKE IT SO EASY to stretch tire life and enjoy a smooth ride with a IMPORTED CARS Torsion Conditioning Extra PAUL HENDERSON SAYS See .ill (he excitement ol Ihnt fanlnMic C.mndfi Russrn series Hundreds of cxcilmg full colour pictur and auihoriunve thai inkus you behind (he scenes Prodis (jn 10 Horkcy C.tn.uln to help youngsters hockey So n s n CJUMI hook ;