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12-23-2012, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ed Wood View Post
Seven goals in under 10 minutes sounds pretty brutal but the Soviets were known for high percentage chances due to superior puck movement. I'd really need to see the goals.

Dave Reece faced 40 shots when he allowed the Maple Leafs to score eleven goals in Darryl Sittler's ten point night but many of those goals were downright weak and Reece never played another minute of NHL hockey. The joke told at the time was that Reece was so depressed by his performance that he jumped in front of a train but it went between his legs. I've heard many versions of that joke since but I believe Reece inspired the original.
Here is a newspaper account of the Houston/Soviet game.

Craig Wallace

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