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Hawks Beat Canadiens; Series Tied I Continued from first page been played, Referee Frank Udvari had assessed 50 minutes in penalties 26 against the Hawks and 24 on the Canadiens. The wild first period saw the teams at full strength for only seven minutes. Fights Bring Penalties These penalties came from fisticuffs, some of them good. The pairings were: Phil Esposito, Hawks vs. Henri Richard Richard Montreal, in the preliminary; preliminary; and Stan Mikita, Hawks, vs. Dick Duff, Montreal, and Mohns vs. Terry Harper, Montreal, Montreal, in the big double windup. These were the fights that received received Udvari's recognition. There were others in the wild seven minutes that Udvari ignored. The game then settled down to a tight-checking tight-checking tight-checking battle, and Udvari, for the final two periods meted out only 16 minutes in penalties none for fighting. The teams went into the sec ond period goalless, and with a different battle plan. They produced produced one of the finest stick checking performances in the series, checks that scrambled play patterns before they could get started. Canadiens Score First "Betch'a these guys hire time they play this in and jammed the rebound home. It was Vasko's first goal in a Stanley cup finals. He had scored one other, during the semi-finals semi-finals semi-finals of 1961, the year the Hawks last won the cup, but last night's goal was his biggest, and he leaped into the air with joy as his teammates climbed all over him with congratulatory congratulatory slaps. And the fans broke loose, flooding the ice with debris that included three The Canadiens were the first j hats, a reddish blonde wig, to break in for a solid effort j and a pair of ladies oxford around the net, and it resulted ; shoes. Vasko's goal came at in Backstrom, a veteran third! 6:06, and at 8:15, the Hawks string center, rifling the puck 1 had the winning goal, toward the net. It escaped! Hull who still needs two Goalie Hall's left foot kick for : more goas to gqUai Stanley the first goal of the game. The , cup series recorfj 0f 12j looked 40-foot 40-foot 40-foot shot came at 16:57. j as tho he had one of them in The Canadiens' plan of battle ; the eighth minute, in the third period was obvious j Canadiens now had to from the start. Thai; one goal piay for a goal, and had to loomed enormous against the ,loosen up uir defense. Hull tight checking, and they closed found an opening and powered their fist more tightly on the m. He was 2o feet out at right lead. The Cajiadiens strung out center, but before he could get a three-man three-man three-man defensive corps at a shot off t Harper grabbed him their blue line, and sent the and pirined his arms down, It other two forwards out to j sent Harper to the pen, and harass. One forechecked at i Mohns had the winning goal medium range, and the other seven seC0nds later, went m a bit deeper. w Draw Put Clamp on Hull I Hnwwnr it sva strir-tiv strir-tiv strir-tiv Hp- Hp- I On the faceoff at the left of fense, and the only time they i Canadien net, Mikita won, ventured deep into the Hawk I the draw and passed to Pete zone was when Bob Hull was on j Pllote.. returned the duck ; the ice. In this pattern Red ! to Mikita to the left of the iMon-1 iMon-1 iMon-1 Domncnn rnHo Wri nn Hn in I treal net behind the goal hue. ! the deepest ventures, refusing j Mikita ve& UP to give Bob the ice room to go into his windup stride. When Berenson lost Hull, Claude Provost closed in on the Golden Jet, slowing him up until Berenson could rejoin the defensive operation. That was the situation when Vasko took over. His skating is of such caliber that he once was challenged to a race by the team's former coach. Rudy Pilous. But big Moose, all 220 pounds of him, lumbered out of the Hawk zone with the puck. And he just kept skating up center, finally hitting the right side of the Canadien defense line. Knocks in Rebound He powered thru, kicked the puck forward, recovered it, and passed to Mohns on left wing off to the side of the net. Matt Ravlich, meanwhile, had moved in and was stationed at Goalie Charlie Hodge's left at the post. Mohns rifled a hard pass to him, and Matt's shot was blocked by Hodge. But Vasko still was skating, and he came the puck to Mohns just off the crease on Goalie Hodge s right. Mohn caught the puck and shot j it with almost the same motion. Before Hodge could shift,; Mohns had the puck home on j the near side. Then it was bed-' bed-' bed-' lam again in the Stadium. j The Hawks, refusing to re- re- j peat the Canadiens' defensive j error, worked on puck control along with close checking! lute auu v. gamble, and the puck control gave Bill Hay, Eric Nesterenko. and Fred Stanfield several shots that forced Hodge to make sensational sensational stops. The Canadien power play, which has produced 19 of the team's 31 playoff goals, was shut out last night by the fine penalty killing work of Nesterenko Nesterenko and Hay. The Canadiens Canadiens had manpower advantages advantages three times, and they failed three times. The Hawks had five such opportunities, and scored once the winning goal.
Clipped from Chicago Tribune, 30 Apr 1965, Fri, Page 66
30 Apr 1965, Fri • Page 66
30 Apr 1965, Fri • Page 66