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NHL Roundup : Canadiens' Richer Scores Twice in Seven-Second Span

December 01, 1987|From Times Wire Services

Stephane Richer scored two goals within a seven-second span in the second period, and Mats Naslund also scored two goals as the Montreal Canadiens recorded a 6-4 victory over the Boston Bruins Monday night at Montreal.

The Montreal victory overshadowed a three-goal effort by Boston's Steve Kasper.

The Canadiens, who extended their Adams Division lead to seven points over the second-place Bruins, lead the National Hockey League with 37 points and are unbeaten in their last 10 games at home.

With Montreal leading, 3-2, in the second period, Richer, who scored 20 goals last season, uplifted the crowd of 17,825 by notching his 15th goal at 15:16 and then getting another on a breakaway at 15:23 against netminder Doug Keans.

The strike by Richer was two seconds shy of tying the team record, set by Peter Mahovlich in 1971. Nels Stewart of the old Montreal Maroons holds the record for the fastest two goals in NHL history with a pair within four seconds against Boston in 1931.

Calgary 4, Chicago 0--Goalie Mike Vernon made 20 saves as the Flames blanked the Blackhawks at Calgary to increase their unbeaten streak to six games.

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