In Philadelphia, in the United States, an ice hockey semi-final for the North American Stanley Cup competition featured brawling players and a decisive defeat for the home team.
SV Play in match at Philadelphia, U.S.A., between Bruins and Flyers .. two players fight.
GV Bruins attacking and score
GV Bruins attacking again
GV Player knocked over, fight starts
GV Bruins score third goal
GV Flyers score
GV Flyers score second goal
GV & SV Bruins put p???ck into empty goal (3 shots)
GV Match between Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Canadiens score goal after a perfect pass
GV Hit off
BERMAN: "The Bruins and Flyers had played three quiet games so John Lansing and Tom Blayden waited all of ten seconds to prove to the world that the teams still had some spunk. The Bruins got some fast break-outs in the first period. Jean Ratal found Bernie Schmartz who beat Bernie Peron. And then they broke it out with a three-on-two break. Wayne Cashman to defenceman Mike Milberry to Don Marcott and the Bruins led two-nothing after one period at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Burins's goalie Derek Cheevers was bowled over by Don Seleskie causing the umpteenth fight of the night, but the Burins took a three-nothing lead in the second period when Wayne Cashman (indistinct) Brad Park shot from the corner. The Flyers finally scored when out of this mess came a pass to Jimmy Watson and it was three-one Bruins after two. The Flyers got another in the third on............(indistinct) power play, three-two Bruins. But with the Flyers stymied they pulled their goal tender and Bobby Shmatz rolled the back-breaker into the empty net. A four-two Bruins lead, a three-one lead in games, as we're just one game away no from repeat of last year's Canadiens-Bruins Stanley Cup final".
PELLEGRINO: "The Montreal Canadiens played as if they were diagrammed on the ice. They eliminated Toronto in four-straight in the finals last night two-nothing and Jacques Lemaire's breakaway in the first period was typical. Perfect pass, goal. In the second stanza more nifty footwork as Lemaire beat Jean Roule and his pass was blasted into the net by Steve Shuck. It was enough. The awesome Canadiens' defence helped Ken Dryden to his second playoff showdown but he was rarely tested by the 23 Toronto shots as Montreal permitted the spirited but injury-hampered Maple Leafs just six goals in four games. Montreal now awaits the Boston-Philadelphia winner."
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: In Philadelphia, in the United States, an ice hockey semi-final for the North American Stanley Cup competition featured brawling players and a decisive defeat for the home team. On Wednesday, (10 May), the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Boston Bruins. And in Toronto, Canada, the local side also lost, this time to the Canadiens from Montreal. The story of the matches is taken up by Joe Pellegrino of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto, but first here is the National Broadcasting Company's Len Berman in Philadelphia. Both matches counted in the Stanley Cup competition.