April 17, 1986 |
After knocking off the highly regarded Philadelphia Flyers in five tough games, the New York Rangers are looking for easier pickings against the Washington Capitals in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. "It should be a little bit easier than Philly," New York forward Tomas Sandstrom said as the Rangers prepared to face the Capitals in the best-of-seven Patrick Division final starting tonight in Landover, Md. "I think we can beat them.
October 10, 1998
Fox has taken the first steps in rebuilding the Dodgers by hiring a new general manager [Kevin Malone] who recently worked for the Expos. He soon after added a former co-worker at Montreal [Bill Geivett] as his assistant. Now, all of L.A. is breathlessly awaiting the news that Felipe Alou, manager of the Expos, will be the new Dodger manager. But wait a minute! Is this franchise to become the "L.A. Expos"? Isn't Montreal famous for hockey? Shouldn't this be involving the Kings or Ducks?
December 6, 2000
The New Jersey Devils are rolling, and that's with the line of Jason Arnott, Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora supposedly still working out the kinks. Elias had a career-high three goals and Arnott and Sykora each scored one Tuesday night as the Stanley Cup champions extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at East Rutherford, N.J. Since Arnott ended a holdout Nov. 19 and rejoined Sykora and Elias, the line has combined for 12 goals in seven games.
March 29, 1985 |
For a while, the Edmonton Oilers looked like last year's Stanley Cup champions. However, Thursday night's 6-3 loss to the Boston Bruins at Boston typified the Oilers' season. They came out strong, then seemed to lose interest. Coach Glenn Sather didn't like what he saw, and told his team so in a 25-minute closed-door meeting after the game. "The talent on this team has not changed," Sather said. "Last year, we had a hungry hockey team. This year, maybe we're not so hungry."
June 4, 2011 |
Reporting from Vancouver, Canada History is firmly on the side of the Vancouver Canucks, who completed a sweep of the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals when Alexandre Burrows scored 11 seconds into overtime to give them a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Home teams that won the first two games of the finals have won the Cup 32 of 34 times, a .941 winning percentage. The exceptions were the 1970-71 Chicago Blackhawks, who won the first two games at home but lost to Montreal in seven games, and the 2008-09 Detroit Red Wings, who won the first two games at home but lost to Pittsburgh in seven games.
February 4, 1985 |
Gil Perreault scored one goal and set up two others Sunday night at Buffalo to lead the Sabres to a 6-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. It was the Sabres' fourth win in a row and moved them into a tie with Montreal for first place in the Adams Division. Six weeks ago the Sabres were fighting to keep out of last place. They were below .500 and beset with injuries. It was at this point that Perreault, an original Sabre, and Tom Barrasso, the teen-age goalie, began to assert themselves.
February 19, 1990 |
Nadia Comaneci confirmed rumors that she tried to kill herself at age 15 by drinking bleach, according to Life magazine's March issue. Comaneci said she was hospitalized for two days and was "glad because I didn't have to go to the gym," according to the magazine. It had been rumored, and the 1984 film "Nadia" indicated, that Comaneci attempted suicide at the height of her fame in 1977 after scoring perfect 10s in the Montreal Olympics in 1976. She had denied the rumors, however.
November 14, 1989 |
Victor Davis, Canada's flamboyant Olympic gold-medal swimmer, died Monday from injuries incurred Saturday in an accident that Montreal police still are trying to unravel. Davis, 25, was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. PST, said Jacques Charbonneau, a spokesman for Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal. Doctors gave Davis little chance of surviving after suffering a severe skull fracture, brain and spinal damage and multiple bruises from being hit by a car.
March 9, 1986 |
Dieudonne Lamothe finished an embarrassing last in the 1984 Olympic marathon, but no one knew he was running for his life--in borrowed shoes. The Los Angeles crowd cheered politely as the Haitian staggered across the finish line that August afternoon. Television announcers made blithe comments about the sound of his name. Lamothe was quickly forgotten as the marathon gave way to a Hollywood-style extravaganza that brought the Games of the XXIII Olympiad to a close.