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May 9, 1980

May 9, 1980

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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Islanders Anticipate Tough Semifinal Round

LONG ISLAND—Somehow the Islanders have hit their stride. Somehow they breezed through the first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Somehow they are in the semifinals. “Unbelievable,” Bob Bourne said, “isn’t it?” Bourne recalled the suffering and the aggravation of a team that floundered most of the season. But with a shocking upset of Boston in five games in the quarterfinals—including a stunning three-game sweep in Boston Garden—the Islanders advanced to the semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years. And that’s where they expect the ease to disappear. They drew as their opponents the Philadelphia Flyers and the update team approached the first game in the Spectrum confidently and eagerly, but not overconfident or over-eager. They expect a tough series. The Islanders are used to tough series. They battled the…

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Kings Pulled Annual Playoff Flop

LOS ANGELES—There are those who think the Kings turned a hopeful Stanley Cup playoff situation into a hopeless one in the last game of the regular season when they allowed a 3-0 lead over the Vancouver Canucks to slip away and end up as a 5-3 loss. Going into the game, the Kings knew a win would send them into the opening round of the playoffs against Chicago Black Hawks or Minnesota North Stars. Both of these clubs closed the season playing well and, in fact, went on to win their preliminary round matchups, but the Kings had not lost to either Chicago or Minnesota all season and were confident they could beat either team. Going into the last game, however, everyone on the club seemed more concerned about insuring that Marcel…

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Top Contenders

HART 1. Wayne Gretzky 2. Marcel Dionne 3. Tony Esposito 4. Mike Liut 5. Larry Robinson NORRIS 1. Larry Robinson 2. Borje Salming 3. Bill Hajt 4. Jim Schoenfeld 5. Dave Maloney CALDER 1. Ray Bourque 2. Pete Peeters 3. Brian Propp 4. Mike Foligno 5. Paul Reinhart BYNG 1. Wayne Gretzky 2. Marcel Dionne 3. Al MacAdam 4. Guy Lafleur 5. Mike Bossy SELKE 1. Craig Ramsay 2. Bob Gainey 3. Terry Ruskowski 4. Bobby Clarke 5. Mike Polich ADAMS 1. Pat Quinn 2. Eddie Johnston 3. Glen Sonmor 4. Red Berenson 5. Claude Ruel…

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NEWS’ AWARDS WINNERS