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April 20, 1973

April 20, 1973

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Habs Worried About Pivot Pete After Struggle In Series Start

MONTREAL— Scotty Bowman hasn’t come out and said: “We’re going to play them one at a time,” but that worn-out cliche probably sums up Montreal Canadiens’ attitude in the playoff rounds this year. Rated even-money to win the Stanley Cup before a single game had been played, the Habs got off to a somewhat rocky start … winning a 2-1 squeaker over Buffalo in the opener … while looking pretty up-tight most of the way. “We were kind of off-stride,” Henri Richard said. “We didn’t skate the way we can. But, give Buffalo credit, they played well for a team making its first start in the playoffs.” Habs needed a third-period goal by Yvan Cournoyer, his 30th in NHL playoffs, to edge the determined Buffalo crew after the teams had traded second-period goals in…

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Hawks’ L’Abbe Fires 5-Goal Game In Windup Thriller

DALLAS — Maurice Joseph L’Abbe, better known as “Moe” to Dallas Black Hawks fans, tied a Central League record in Tulsa, Mar. 31. The final score was: L’Abbe 5, Oilers 3! The speedy, 5-9, 170-pound right winger from Montreal scored every kind of a goal in his record spree. He scored twice while the teams were at even strength (first and second periods), tallied on a power play (first period), scored while shorthanded (second period), and finally scored an empty-net goal that beat the game-ending buzzer by a fraction of a second. L’Abbe, 25, broke in with the Hawks two seasons ago as a rookie from Greensboro Generals of the Eastern League. He had a 17-goal rookie campaign. He was assigned to Portland in the Western League last season, had differences with the…

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