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March 11, 1977

March 11, 1977

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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Penalty Killing Hurting As Capitals Hit Tailspin

WASH1NGTON- Remember when the Capitals couldn’t win—for losing? Now they can’t win for tying. As they hit the three-quarter mark of the season their winless skein had reached nine. That’s their longest without a victory since (perish the recollection) the record-setting winless streak of 25 between Nov. 26 and Jan. 23 of last season. Mercifully the Kansas City Scouts outdid Washington before the schedule finished. In those 25 dry wells the Capitals played only three ties. In the nine winless sorties this time, though, five of them were stalemates. While a tie adds to your points in the standings it becomes increasingly apparent that a win every now and then will be necessary if the Kings are to be overhauled and the promised land of a playoff berth be reached in 1977. So the absence…

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Lapointe, Dailey Trades Give Flyers Depth

PHILADELPHIA— After Keith (the Thief) Allen had completed his acquisition of Bob Dailey on Jan. 20, the Flyers’GM could have stashed away his bandit’s mask for the season. Obtaining Dailey, one of hockey’s most talented young defensemen, for Larry Goodenough and Jack Mcllhargey was considered one of Alien’s best maneuvers. It was thought Goodenough and Mcllhargey would help Vancouver, but Dailey would be a major six-foot-five stride in closing the talent gap between Philadelphia’s defense and Montreal’s. Dailey has been everything the Flyers expected, scoring four goals and six assists in his first 13 games with Philadelphia. Dailey has also played efficient defense. With most observers believing the Flyers would be content with their cast of characters, Keith the Thief struck again in the night. Almost one month after the Dailey trade, the Flyers’ commando…

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Hershey, Hawks Surviving Recalls; Understaffed Indians Gain Ground

Special To The Hockey Newt HERSHEY— The saying “the difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer” certainly applies to the Hershey Bears and New Haven Nighthawks, two of the four teams still in contention for the regular season championship in the American Hockey League. Last week, both the Bears and Hawks lost, through recall, two or more of their key players, yet both clubs managed to stay in the race with big wins on the road. The Buffalo Sabres dealt both the Bears and the Rhode Island Reds a near-knockout punch when they were forced to recall goaltenders Don Edwards from Hershey and Bob Sauve from Rhode Island. The Sabres also recalled one of the Bears’ leading scorers in Derek Smith at the same time. The Bears may still have been reeling…

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Hockey Players On The Move

Following are the latest player movements in hockey: NATIONAL LEAGUE BUFFALO — Joe Kowal, forward, assigned to Hershey of AHL. BOSTON — Dave Reece, goaler, recalled from Rochester of AHL and reassigned to Rhode Island of AHL on loan. CLEVELAND — Ken Kuzyk, forward, recalled from Salt Lake of CHL. COLORADO — Sean Shanahan, and Guy Delparte, defenseman, recalled from Rhode Island of AHL. Simon Nolet, forward, returned to disabled list with knee injury. DETROIT — Michel Bergeron, and Mike Bloom, forwards, sent to Kansas City of CHL. Wings secured NHL rights to Marty Howe, defenseman currently with Houston of WHA, from Montreal in return for future considerations. Peter McDuffe, goaler, recalled from New Haven of AHL and loaned to Rhode Island. Later returned to New Haven by Wings, Bob Krieger, defenseman, recalled from Kansas City…