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07-12-2012, 03:32 AM
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Originally Posted by VMBM View Post
1975-76 Super series; Boston Bruins vs. CSKA

IMHO the best game of the CSKA versus NHL series. Certainly better than the Philly game. The Soviets often look poor in their own zone (as they still did in the 1970s), but damn, the offense from Mikhailov-Maltsev*-Kharlamov line is sure fun to watch. Tretiak is brilliant, although he lets in an easy one in the 2nd period. Gilles Gilbert in the Boston goal is excellent too for the first 30 minutes or so. All in all, a nice contrast between two different styles of play.
* Maltsev had replaced Vladimir Petrov (injured?) after the Montreal game

Some highlights of Soviet skill from the 1st Period alone:

11th minute* - Mikhailov breakaway
15th minute - #22 skating, deking and backpass
21st minute - Vikulov surging and deking up ice
23rd Minute - Mikhailov passing to Kharlamov
23rd minute - Cashman blocks shot and breaks away, caught by Vasiliev
27th minute - Vikulov surges in and shoots
35th minute - Gusev rags the puck, then passes up ice
37th minute - Vikulov's one-timer off of the crossbar

* minute of the video, not the game; the first few minutes of the video is player introductions and national anthems

Watch from the 8th minute of the video. The first ten minutes will have you hooked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great, great hockey.

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