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November 22, 1991

November 22, 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.

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NHL STATISTICAL REPORT

STANDINGS OVERALL STANDINGS OVERTIME RECORDS RESULTS DIVISIONAL RECORDS POWER PLAY (ADV)—TOTAL MAN ADVANTAGES; (PPG)—POWER-PLAY GOALS; (PCT)—POWER-PLAY GOALS DIVIDED BY TOTAL ADVANTAGES. TEAM PENALTIES (PIM)-TOTAL PENALTY MINUTES INCLUDING (BMI) BENCH PENALITY MINUTES; (AVG)—AVERAGE PENALTY MINUTES PER GAME. PENALTY KILLING (TSH)—TOTAL TIMES SHORTHANDED; (PPGA)-POWER-PLAY GOALS ALLOWED; (PCT)—PENALTY-KILLING PERCENTAGE. TOP SCORERS TOP DEFENSEMAN TOP ROOKIES LEADERS SCHEDULE BOSTON BRUINS BUFFALO SABRES CALGARY FLAMES CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DETROIT RED WINGS EDMONTON OILERS HARTFORD WHALERS LOS ANGELES KINGS MINNESOTA NORTH STARS MONTREAL CANADIENS NEW JERSEY DEVILS NEW YORK ISLANDERS NEW YORK RANGERS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS QUEBEC NORDIQUES ST. LOUIS BLUES SAN JOSE SHARKS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS VANCOUVER CANUCKS WASHINGTON CAPITALS WINNIPEG JETS GOALTENDERS GOALTENDING LEADERS…

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Time to Cooke up new plan

It didn’t take Colgate coach Terry Slater long to find out how important Jamie Cooke was to his hockey team. The Red Raiders dropped their first two games of the season—7-3 to Northeastern Oct. 26 and 4-3 to Boston University Nov. 2—without the bruising 6-foot-2, 205-pound right winger in the lineup. Cooke passed on his final year of eligibility after signing with the Philadelphia Flyers in August. He is currently playing for the American League’s Hershey Bears. Cooke scored 29 goals last season and Slater had planned to build the team around the Bramalea, Ont., native. “We would have built around him with a senior line of Cooke, (Dale) Band and (Jason)Greyerbiehl,” he said. “Losing Jamie was a huge loss.” With Cooke gone, Band and Greyerbiehl will be pressed to carry the team offensively. Band…

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Storm winger benchedafter hit from behind

Toledo left winger Mike Gober was suspended for 15 games by East Coast League commissioner Pat Kelly Nov. 5. Gober cross-checked Johnstown center John Mooney from behind in the first period of the Storm’s 6-5 overtime victory over the Chiefs Nov. 1. Mooney fell head-first into the boards and suffered a broken nose, a shattered bone under his right eye, a broken jaw, and several loosened teeth as a result of the hit. Mooney was hospitalized and transferred to a hopsital in nearby Pittsburgh. He was expected to be out of the lineup until at least January. Gober is eligible to return for Toledo’s Dec. 16 game against Columbus. “It was a vicious check from behind that could have been avoided,” Kelly said after reviewing tapes. “We hope we don’t have anymore (incidents). In…

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Lack of recognition slap in face for inventor of the famous shot

It’s a trivia question even Alex Trebek likely wouldn’t answer correctly. Who is the father of the slap shot? The most common responses are Bernie (Boom Boom) Geoffrion and Bobby Hull. But they were still learning to skate when Alex Shibicky was firing bullets past NHL goalies. Alex who? A slick center out of Winnipeg, Shibicky first saw the slap shot in action when he joined the New York Rangers as a rookie in 1935. Teammate Bun Cook was fooling around in practice with this new shot he had invented and even dared to use it once in an exhibition game. But, according to Shibicky, Cook was hesitant to employ it in league games. Shibicky, on the other hand, was determined to make this newfound weapon a deadly one. “When done properly, it really paid…