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March 19, 1971

March 19, 1971

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Rangers Lead Vezina Race

NEW YORK — Dave Balon hit for goal No. 34 against Vancouver, giving him one more tally than he chalked up all last season. This is a career high for Balon … Ed Giacomin, with a 2.17 goals against record and Gilles Villemure with 2.21 continue to lead the Chicago tandem of Tony Esposito and Gerry Desjardins in the Vezina Trophy race. Giacomin has six shutouts and Villemure four … Ted Irvine has at least one point in four straight games with three goals and one assist … Balon also leads the club in go ahead goals with ten, power play goals with nine and game winning scores with seven…There were 18 stoppages of play in the Vancouver-New York game of February 28. Roller Derby in the afternoon and track meet…

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Carter Collars IHL Shooters; Komets Come Home To 19,703

MUSKEGON— Lyle Carter, leading goaltender in the International Hockey League, further enhanced his standing at the top of the league’s netminders when he turned in his sixth shutout of the season. It was also his second on the road, in a game at Port Huron. It has been many years since a goalie in the IHL has had as many as six shutouts. Glenn Ramsay, the perennial All Star, has had five shutouts four times during his long career. The league record is 10 shutouts, recorded back in the 195354 season by Charlie Hodge, who went on to a long career in the National League. It is believed that no goalie with the exception of Hodge ever exceeded Carter’s present mark of six shutouts. Carter’s sixth shutout was notable for several reasons. It was…

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Know Your Players Before Picking Them

To help you in your NHL All Star team selections, we have prepared a breakdown of the leading players by positions. We hope it will make your task easier. GOALKEEPERS East: Ed Giacomin, Gilles Villemure, Rogatien Vachon, Jacques Plante, Bernie Parent, Ed Johnston, Gerry Cheevers, Roy Edwards, Roger Crozier, West: Tony Esposito, Gerry Desjardins, Ernie Wakely, Glenn Hall, Cesare Maniago, Lome Worsley, Doug Favell, Les Binkley, Al Smith. DEFENSEMEN East: Terry Harper, Jacques Laperriere, J.C, Tremblay, Guy Lapointe, Don Awrey, Bobby Orr, Ted Green, Dallas Smith, Gary Bergman, Jim Dorey, Jim McKenny, Bob Baun, Rick Ley, Tim Horton, Arnie Brown, Jim Neilson, Brad Park, Rod Seiling, Gary Doak, Dale Tallon, Doug Barrie. West: Keith Magnuson, Pat Stapleton, Doug Jarrett, Barclay Plager, Noel Picard, Bob Plager, Doug Roberts, Ron Stackhouse, Barry Ashbee, Larry Hillman, Wayne Hillman, Ed…

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First Period Apathy Helping Keep Amerks Out Of Playoffs

ROCHESTER — A disease diagnosed as “firstperioditis” is the ailment which threatens to leave the Rochester Americans on the outside looking in when the American Hockey League playoffs roll around next month. The Amerks are still in the scramble for the third and final berth in the Western Division, with Hershey as their adversary. But had it not been for a recurring attack of “firstperioditis”, there would be no question about Rochester preparing for the playoffs. The only question would be whether the Americans would be just ahead or just behind the run-away… er, skate-away Baltimore Clippers atop the division. As the club moved into the final month of its 1970-71 schedule, it had failed to score during the first periods of 21 games. The Amerks managed to win just one of those 21!…