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April 21, 1989

April 21, 1989

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.

THE NHL

UNANSWERED QUESTIONSSURROUND SABRES

When it’s over—and with the Boston Bruins leading the Buffalo Sabres three games to one, it appeared over—the Sabres will likely still be wondering… Why goalie Jacques Cloutier was replaced with Clint Malarchuk after it was Cloutier who shut out the Bruins 6-0 in game one of their Adams Division semifinal series? How the Sabres could blow a 3-0 lead in game two, losing 5-3 with Malarchuk in net, after playing so well in game one and almost half of game two? What happened to Buffalo’s home-ice strength? The Sabres, who had the fourth-best home record in regular-season play, lost 4-2 and 3-2 at home. Where did the power play go? The Sabres were 4-for-8 in the first game, 2-for-20 in the next three. What happened to the psychological edge…

DEPARTMENTS

DID YOUKNOW…

…Montreal Canadiens defenseman Larry Robinson is the only active NHLer to be on six Stanley Cup-winning teams. Robinson, who won Cups with Montreal in 1973, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79 and ’86, is the all-time leader in playoff games played, with 186. He passed Denis Potvin (185) April 9.…

THE NHL

NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS

LEADING SCORERS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS LEADING ROOKIES LEADING DEFENSEMEN TEAM POWER PLAY TEAM PENALTIES TEAM-BY-TEAM SCORING BOSTON BRUINS BUFFALO SABRES CALGARY FLAMES CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DETROIT RED WINGS EDMONTON OILERS HARTFORD WHALERS LOS ANGELES KINGS MINNESOTA NORTH STARS MONTREAL CANADIENS NEW YORK RANGERS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ST. LOUIS BLUES VANCOUVER CANUCKS WASHINGTON CAPITALS GOALTENDING ALL GOALS AGAINST A TEAM IN ANY GAME ARE CHARGED TO THE GOALTENDER OF THAT GAME FOR PURPOSES OF AWARDING THE BILL JENNINGS TROPHY. WON-LOST-TIED RECORD IS BASED UPON WHICH GOALTENDER WAS PLAYING WHEN THE WINNING OR TYING GOAL WAS SCORED. EMPTY-NET GOALS ARE NOT COUNTED IN PERSONAL AVERAGES BUT ARE INCLUDED IN THE TEAM TOTAL AND THE SHOT(S) IS INCLUDED IN THE GOALTENDER’S SHOTS AGAINST (SA) TOTAL (GP) GAMES PLAYED IN (MIN) MINUTES PLAYED (AVG) 60 MINUTE AVERAGE (GA) GOALS AGAINST (SA) SHOTS AGAINST (PCT) SAVE PERCENTAGE.…

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