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Quebec Gives the NHL Its First Victory in Three Tries Over Soviet Red Army, 5-1

December 30, 1985| United Press International

QUEBEC — Michel Goulet scored three goals and Clint Malarchuk blocked 22 shots Sunday night to lift the Quebec Nordiques to a 5-1 victory over the Soviet Union's league champion, the Central Red Army team.

The Red Army squad, which is in North America for a six-game exhibition tour against NHL teams, lost its first game in three outings. The Soviets play their next game Tuesday night in Montreal against the Canadiens.

Goulet completed the hat trick at 14:35 of the third period by sliding a low shot past Soviet goalie Sergei Milinkov from the slot to give the Nordiques a 4-1 lead.

Quebec's Brent Ashton capped the scoring with 1:10 remaining with a shot from the lower circle.

Goulet had opened the scoring at 10:11 of the first period, deflecting defenseman Randy Moller's wrist shot.

John Anderson gave Quebec a two-goal lead at 12:57 with a short-handed score, blocking a shot from defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov and scoring on a breakaway with a backhander over the sprawled Milinkov.

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