The touring Soviet Union Army ice hockey team were stopped from recording their third straight victory against Canadian National League teams when the Canadens held them to a 3-all draw in Montreal on Wednesday (31 December).
VARIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF PLAY INCLUDING GOALS.
GV Canadians, playing from right to left, score goal; slow motion action replay (3 shots)
MV Soviet team playing left to right scoring goal, plus action replay with freeze frame (2 shots)
MV Canadians fight for possession, gain possession and score, plus action replay (3 shots)
GV Soviets with puck and scoring, plus action replay (2 shots)
GV Soviets playing from left to right and scoring; CU Spectators; action replay
GV Soviets with puck almost score goal, CU Soviet striker Popov; action replay (3 shots)
"And they're over the wrong side, he's got the rebound on the inside of the net .. and it's a goal."
"Well, they came close, but it was a tremendous job of work, Fergie."
"Well, Shutt's first shot, and Tretiak made the first save."
"A close-up look at Tretiak, John, right there .. and you see Lambert, number eleven, with the backhand. First goal by number eleven."
"We are now a dozen seconds away from the fourth in the park into the second period."
And it's (incident) .. a score."
"And here's Mikhailov, dribbling a ticklish shot away .. and I thought Dryden had a piece of it and he did .. but it dropped and went across the line."
"Petrov against Lemaire .. here's Cournoyer in attack. He ripped across the line, unleashed it from the left. Cournoyer has scored."
"Now watch Cournoyer, he's turned sharp towards the net. Here's the wrist shot .. up high .. and Tretiak was down on his knees."
"Petrov is coming down in the Canadian side. He's hit over the line. Kharlamov .. oh yes, he's scored. Beautiful set-up."
"Number sixteen, now watch him slide this puck through the .. there's the pass. Alexandrov .. he's scored. Alexandrov .. and it is tied at three."
"You watch them. Shlutkov and Alexandrov, the two youngest players .. and they did what right."
"And the Soviets fight back. Well fed, ahead to Popov. Maybe a drop-pass, not coming right (indistinct). The light doesn't go on. It hit the goal-post. Bad luck for the Soviet team. It hit the goal-post."
"He got a lucky bounce here, Popov. He go by Segarde, now watch him bounce this one right off the goal-post. Murray Wilson nearly (indistinct) Popov right now. Taht ties it up in goal-posts."
He got a lucky bounce here, Popov. He got by Degarde, now watch him bounce this one right off the goalpost. Murray Wilson nearly (indistinct) Popov right now. That ties it up in goal-posts."
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
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Background: The touring Soviet Union Army ice hockey team were stopped from recording their third straight victory against Canadian National League teams when the Canadens held them to a 3-all draw in Montreal on Wednesday (31 December).
The Soviet side had won both their previous matches against Canadian teams, but they had their hands full against the Canadians.
The home side's strong offensive play soon had the visitors in trouble, but 23-year-old Soviet goalkeeper, Valdislav Tretiak saved his side from defeat by stopping 35 out of 38 shots at his goal.
On the other hand, the Canadians goalkeeper had to contend with only nine on target shots during the whole match.
Tretiak also played a major role in the Soviet's 7-3 victory over the New York Rangers during the Army team's U.S. tour last week. On that occasion he stopped 38 out of 41 shots.
SYNOPSIS: Ice Hockey .. and in Montreal on Wednesday, the touring Soviet Army team were held to a three-three draw by Montreal's Canadians in a tough match. The Soviets are doing well so far in their Canadian tour, winning their first two games and drawing this third. Here's how Canadian tour, winning their first two games and drawing this third. Here's how Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's sporting commentators saw Wednesday's action-filled match .. starting with an attacking move from the Canadians which brought the first goal: