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    The touring Soviet Army ice hockey team, the Wings, defeated the Chicago Black Hawks four goals to two on Thursday night (8 January).

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    GV Soviet players take control and score first goal

    SV PAN Black Hawks equalise with goal from Dick Redmond

    SV Wings attack and players scuffle in goal square

    Wings players again gain control and take 3-one lead with two brilliant quick goals

    GV Wings power play another goal to give them a 4-1 advantage

    SV Black Hawks score second goal to make final score two-four

    SV Players shake hands and leave rink

    "The Soviet Wings benefited from twelve Chicago penalties and tallied three power play goals; the first by Yuri Tyerhin. But the Black Hawks pulled into a one-one tie, less than a minute later, when Dick Redmond's blue line slap shot beat goal tender, Alexander Sidelnikov. Russian referee, Yuri Karandin, whistled eighteen penalties in all; two cross checking fouls in the close of the first period on Vladimir Rosco and Dick Redmond. Sergei Kapustin gave the Soviet Army a two to one lead with both teams a man short in the second period and with Chicago two men down, Victor Shalimov was set up for the backhander which put the visitors into a three-one lead. With less than three minutes remaining in the middle period, Yuri Liapkin scored another power play goal beating Tony Esposito to give the Soviet Army a four to one advantage. A two-on-one break by Chicago on the third period pulled out the scoring as Stan McKitas left Dennis Hull in for the goal. The four to two Soviet Army win gave the two touring Russian teams a combined record of three victories, one loss and a tie against National Hockey League competitors."

    Initials BB/0216 JA/JB/BB/0235

    This film is serviced with an English commentary by reporter Greg Gumbell, a transcript of which follows on next page.

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    Background: The touring Soviet Army ice hockey team, the Wings, defeated the Chicago Black Hawks four goals to two on Thursday night (8 January).

    The game erupted into some of the most violent scenes so???far experienced in the eight-game series between the Soviets and the eight United States National hockey League clubs.

    The Black Hawks appeared to attempt to intimidate the visiting Russians with rough tactics, especially in the second half, but the Russians kept up their fast-passing game which allowed the Black Hawks only 18 shots at goal.

    The pattern of the game was set in the opening period when the Russian referee, Yuri Karadin, seemed to show little inclination to call what seemed to be open violations between the two teams.

    The game deteriorated into a series of violent confrontations as both sides used sticks and elbows.

    One of the top goal tenders in ice hockey, Black Hawks' Tony Esposito, played a superb game in the Chicago net but the accurate passing and setting up by the Russians gave him little chance to alter the final score.

    It was fast, elusive, Dick Redman, who saved the dignity of the Black Hawks as he scored Chicago's first goal, high on the glove side of the Russians' Alaxander Sidelnikov.

    But the Russians answered with a goal off a Black Hawk skate and Victor Schalilimov made it three-one with a close backhand shot.

    Then Liapkin, a Russian defender, scored with a power play for the fourth Russian goal.

    In the closing seconds of the game, Dennis Hull beat Sidelnikov on the glove side to make the final score four-two.

    The win gave the touring Russians a record of three victories, one loss and a tie.

    SYNOPSIS: The touring Soviet ice hockey team, the Wings, defeated the Chicago Black Hawks four goals to two in Chicago on Thursday night. Reporter, Greg Gumbell was at the game and filed this report.

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