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April 26, 1985

April 26, 1985

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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Player Of The Week

Boston Bruin center Ken Linsemnan scored four goals and six assists in four games to earn THE HOCKEY NEWS NHL Player-of-the-Week honors for the period ending April 14. The feisty Bruin was the leading scorer at the end of the first week of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And he was a big reason the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens needed a fifth game to decide their playoff series.…

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Penguins Make History For The Wrong Reason

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS PITTSBURGH—Last. Next to last. A pessimist would say Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made much progress in the National Hockey League’s overall standings the last three seasons. However, even the most optimistic person would be hard-pressed to say the Penguins improved, finishing 21st two seasons ago, 21st last season and 20th this season. Pittsburgh’s 24-51-5 record is a 15-point improvement over last season’s 1658-6 mark, but it’s the first time in NHL history a team has lost 50 or more games three consecutive seasons. What makes this season all the more discouraging is the team tied last season’s 38-point plateau at the halfway mark of the 80-game schedule. The first halfs 17-19-4 record was followed by a 7-32-1 second half, identical to a season ago, the worst in the club’s ,18-year history. “Some of the…

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’Hawks Give London Knightmare

Louisville Hockey Louisville Hockey HAMILTON—Rookie right winger Brad Dalgamo wrote “Make My Day” on his longjohns with a magic marker when Hamilton Steelhawks’ suspended coach Bill LaForge asked his players to come up with motivational slogans for the playoffs. After upsetting London 6-2 in the Emms Division six-point, semi-final series the Steelhawks certainly have made LaForge’s day and created the Ontario Hockey League’s version of Dirty Harry. The ‘Hawks now face the league-leading Soo Greyhounds for the OHL’s Emms Division championship. Meanwhile, the Belleville Bulls got some great goaltending from world junior tournament star Craig Billington as they won three in a row over the Cornwall Royals after dropping the opener to win the Leyden Division semi-final series. The Bulls now meet the Peterborough Petes in the Leyden final. In another development, Windsor Spitfires called a…

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Andreuchuk Shoulders A Load For Sabres

BUFFALO SABRES BUFFALO—If anything, the Quebec Nordiques learned to expect the unexpected from Buffalo Sabre general manager-coach Scott Bowman. Before the start of the Adams Division semi-final series, the Sabres had announced that they weren’t sure of the services of Dave Andreychuk, their leading goal scorer in the regular season who had been sidelined since March 21 with a fractured collarbone. But when the series opened in Quebec, the 6-foot-3 Andreychuk stood tall on the Sabres’ bench. Andreychuk, in fact, played a pivotal role in the Sabres’ coming back to win both the third and fourth games and forcing a fifth and deciding one. “The three shots I took, some nights they go in and some nights they don’t.” Andrevchuk said after recording a hat trick in game four. “I got some wood on them…