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March 29, 1991

March 29, 1991

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.

IN THIS ISSUE

MAKING THEIR POINTS

The following chart lists the top twenty points-per-game players in the NHL. Likely, these players will be your pools’ first and second rounds but if any are left in the third round it would be a good idea to pick them.…

THE NHL

STEVENS KEYS PENGUIN SURGE

PENGUINS Left winger Kevin Stevens was averaging a goal a game during Pittsburgh’s 6-0-1 surge that carried the Penguins to the top of the Patrick Division. “For our team to win, I have to score goals,” Stevens said. “I’ve been scoring lately and we’ve been winning.”…The Penguins stretched their team-record unbeaten streak at the Civic Arena to 12-0-1 with a 6-3 victory against Quebec March 16…Civic Arena Corp, officials and the city’s Auditorium Authority are close to an agreement on replacing the ice-making machinery at the Civic Arena. CAC president Paul Martha said the work could be completed in time for Team USA’s Canada Cup training camp, which might be held in Pittsburgh…Right winger Joe Mullen’s startling progress from neck surgery Feb. 6continued. He resumed practising in pads and is expected…

IN THIS ISSUE

FLASHBACK

March 30, 1988: Edmonton goaltender Grant Fuhr set an NHL record for the most games played in a regular season. Fuhr appeared in his 74th game of the season, a 6-3 win over Minnesota. The previous record was held by Philadelphia’s Bernie Parent, who appeared in 73 games in ’73-74. Fuhr finished the season with 75 appearances.…

THE NHL

CRYSTAL BALL SAYS TEAM WILL BREAK JINX

There may well be 100 reasons why the Buffalo Sabres won’t advance past the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs this season. But the biggest one could be tradition. A Sabres’ team has not made it past the first round since 1983. And that team didn’t survive the second round. To add insult to injury, a Buffalo team has not won a seven-game playoff series since 1980. So this is the season everything will change, right? Perhaps. This season’s edition of the Buffalo Sabres have shown little promise of being a successful playoff-type team. Its biggest problems: A tendency to lose close games; it gives up goals at the same rate it scores them; no one on the team has proven playoff experience; goaltending is inconsistent; and the coach and team leadership has been…