January 11, 1991
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GIVE THE WIN RECORD BACK TO BALTIMORE
I saw the Peoria Rivermen of the IHL play on a couple of occasions during their record 18-game winning streak and they are an outstanding minor-league team. They possess great goaltending, swift skaters and a transition game which would do an NHL team proud. In fact, were they matched against Quebec or Toronto, I’d probably pick Peoria to win. However, I think the record should be set straight—literally. At least twice in the streak Peoria won a “shootout”, that idiotic stepchild minor league hockey gave birth to in order to excite all those non-fans who show up at games every now and then. Now it’s bad enough we have to put up with this abomination, but to include those “victories” in giving a team an all-time record of consecutive wins is simply not…
Peter Ing. Believe it or not. the Toronto Maple Leafs have finally found a No. 1 goaltender. The latest fresh-man goaltender to make an impact, Ing allowed just nine goals on a recent four-game road trip, helping the Leafs escape the NHL’s cellar. Paul Coffey. The graceful Penguins’ defenseman became the 27th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-point plateau with an assist in a recent game against the New York Islanders. He is also the second defenseman to break that barrier—the Islanders’ Denis Potvin scored his 1,000 point in 1987. Often criticized for his defensive shortcomings, Coffey continues to show he’s one of the game’s true stars. The Chicago Blackhawks. Isn’t it about time Mike Keenan shared some of his goaltending talent with the rest of the league?…