I am assuming we are coming to the conclusion that Tretiak was NOT the best goalie of all-time? Because that is the case here. I really don't know what the OP was asking and if it was serious. I am assuming if it were serious then he is assuming that Myshkin could be considered nearly as great if Tretiak is ranked that high. I will say this, Myshkin was a fine goalie. He stymied Team NHL in the Challenge Cup in Game 3 6-0. That was Myshkin, not Tretiak. Had some good moments in the 1984 Canada Cup as well after Tretiak retired. Likely would have made the NHL too. It is a short list when it comes to Russian great goalies, but he is one of them.
People really need to watch the 3rd game of the 1979 Challenge Cup again. Myshkin did NOT have to do anything special; yes, he shut out the NHL All-Stars, which sounds very impressive, but Team NHL had about 2 or 3 real scoring chances in the game.
A good goalie nevertheless!
This is what Myshkin himself said after the 1979 Challenge Cup game:
When Tikhonov told me I was going to play at the morning practice (before the final game) I was very excited. But, I think the NHL didn't shoot as much as I expected and they were not too accurate. I just tried to stop the puck when it came near the goal - and I didn't realize the crowd was yelling for me.
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