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April 15, 1983

April 15, 1983

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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No Goals, No Assists And 135 Penalty Minutes

Considering the amount of playing time he receives, Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Paul Higgins may well be the most talked-about player in the NHL. In several instances this season, Higgins has shown his forte isn’t skating, shooting or any of the game’s finer points. He is an intimidator. pure and simple, and this account of his actions in a recent game, written by Frank Orr in the Toronto Star emphasizes that point. For the first time this season, Paul Higgins was given the opportunity to do something for the Toronto Maple Leafs other than sit on the bench and look mean, try to start trouble during the warm-up or get involved in incidents at the end of periods. The Leafs used the rookie winger on four shifts in the first half of…

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Flames Give Kings The Heave-Ho

LOS ANGELES—Battered and hanging onto the ropes for the previous week and a half, the Kings were officially knocked out of the Stanley Cup playoff hunt in Calgary on March 29. Kent Nilsson and Lanny McDonald inflicted the fatal one-two blows, combining for five goals and an assist, as the Flames scored a 5-3 decision in the Stampede Corral and mathematically eliminated the Kings from post-season play for the first time since the 1972-73 season. “There’ll be no miracle on Manchester this year, I guess,” said Marcel Dionne with a sad smile, referring to last season’s stirring upset of Edmonton in the playoff’s opening round. “It’s a funny feeling when it’s over,” he said and he wasn’t laughing. “It’s a long summer. I did it my first four years (in Detroit), but I…

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Whalers Perform A Minor Miracle

HARTFORD—This was the stuff of which scrapbooks and tall tales are made. It ended with Blaine Stoughton, a solitary gunslinger, standing at center ice about to embark on a rare penalty shot with the score tied and nine seconds remaining. “Now I know what Mark Moseley feels like in front of 60,000 people,” Stoughton said. “Can you imagine what those place-kickers must go through? Believe me, it’s scary.” The Hartford Whalers hadn’t come from behind in the third period to win all season. They had trailed after two periods in 40 games and had but one tie to show for a rather large collection of forgettable third periods. But against Buffalo in Game 78 in Hartford, the worm finally turned. First, Ronnie Francis, who continues to grow both in stature and ability before your very…

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Stanley Cup Playoff Dates