A goal scored only four seconds before the climaxed an exciting ice-hockey match between Czechoslovakia and Canada.
A goal scored only four seconds before the climaxed an exciting ice-hockey match between Czechoslovakia and Canada. It also made a dramatic end to the Canadian's tour of Europe.
The Czechs are the current world champions, but lacked co-ordination at the beginning of the match and seemed almost overawed by the powerful Canadian attack. Canada scored twice in the first section, the scorers being Serge Savard and Pete Mahovlich. But in the second section, following team changes on both sides, Czechoslovakia's Bohuslav Stastny scored twice to equalise. His team-mate, Jiri Kochta, put the Czechs into the lead in the last section. With only thirty seconds to go the Canadians took goalkeeper Key Dryden out of the team, taking advantage of the rule allowing them to substitute him with an attacking player for a do-or-die final effort. It paid off as Serge-Savard scored the 3 - 3 equaliser just for seconds from the end.