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May 4, 1979

May 4, 1979

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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Injuries, Future Weighing Heavily On Hawks’ Mikita

CHICAGO— These are the dog days for Stan Mikita. By day, he sits in the locker room doing crossword puzzles. By night, he sits in the press box to witness another game of another kind. It’s enough to make a man scream, and he’s doing a little of that, too. “Didn’t sleep two hours last night,” said the veteran Black Hawks’ center, who has missed every regular season and playoff game since March 24, when he incurred torn rib cartilage. “Woke up in unbelievable pain. My wife says I’ve been yelling in my sleep. “I’ve been yelling a little bit when I’m awake, too. I’ve really been snappy with the kids around the house, and they don’t deserve that. It’s just so frustrating. You want to help but you can’t. Aggravating.” The possibility is…

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WHA’S FINAL SCORING AND PENALTY STATISTICS

BIRMINGHAM BULLS NEW ENGLAND WHALERS CINCINNATI STINGERS QUEBEC NORDIQUES EDMONTON OILERS WINNIPEG JETS…

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Stanley Cup Picture

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Montreal Takes 2 Overtime Contests

TORONTO— It took three periods of overtime to do it—with goals from about as divurgent a pair of players that one team could produce—but the Montreal Canadiens took two hard-fought victories in Toronto to oust the Maple Leafs in four consecutive games for the second year in a row. After outplaying the Leafs in five of six periods in Montreal while winning by scores of 5-2 and 5-1, the battered Canadiens—who entered the Toronto segment of games with three players on the sidelines and left with five regulars out of action—finally received some competition from the Leafs. In Game Three, the Leafs gained their second tie of the night on Darryl Sittler’s fourth goal of the playoffs to launch the teams into overtime, knotted at 3-3. Twenty-five minutes and 25 seconds later, as the…