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Soviet Selects Even Series With Win Over U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, 6-4

December 13, 1987|United Press International

CINCINNATI — Viatcheslav Lavrov and Sergey Tepliakov scored goals 18 seconds apart in the third period Saturday night, boosting the Soviet Selects to a 6-4 victory over the U.S. Olympic team.

The win by the touring Soviet squad evened the eight-game series at 1-1. The U.S. team had opened the tour with an 8-5 win Thursday night at Cleveland.

The game was extremely hard-hitting, and a brawl broke out among several players--a few wild punches were thrown and four players were penalized--with four minutes remaining. The brawl lasted only a few seconds, as officials quickly calmed tempers.

The teams are scheduled to continue their series tonight at Uniondale, N.Y.

Tied, 2-2, entering the final period, the Soviets seized a 4-2 lead on Lavrov's power-play goal and Tepliakov's breakaway score.

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