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01-13-2013, 12:38 AM
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My parents had season tickets at MSG and I was at the game against the
In warm ups, the Rangers came out and did a typical, at the time, NHL warm up.
Skate around counter clockwise for a bit, switch to counter clockwise for a bit,
and then line up and shoot to "warm-up" the goalie.

The Soviets came out for warm ups, did skating drills, passing drills and a few shooting drills.
Most of Tretyak's warm up looked as goalies do now. Stretching, and one or two players shooting. First low shots to work Tretyak in low corners (a hybrid butterfly), and then high shots for his gloves.

The Rangers watched the Soviets in bewilderment and a little amusement. I was playing youth hockey, and had never seen the speed and agility a number of Soviets displayed.

The Soviets totally outclassed the Rangers, at least as my 13 year old kid's memory has it

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