January 12, 1991 |
The Detroit Red Wings, who have the best home record in the National Hockey League, are especially tough on the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena. Soviet rookie Sergei Federov and Steve Yzerman each scored twice Friday night and the Red Wings rolled to a 6-3 victory over the leaders of the Patrick Division. The Red Wings, third in the Norris Division, improved their home record to 18-6-0. In their last seven games at home against the Rangers, they are 5-0-2.
December 13, 1991 |
The Quebec Nordiques were beginning to think they were a pretty good hockey team. They went to Detroit Thursday night on a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1), their best in five years. But after the game against the hottest team in the NHL, they realized they still have a way to go. Sergei Federov set up the first goal and scored the second, and the Red Wings skated to a 4-1 victory.
October 4, 2005 |
Mathieu Garon has not been assured the Kings' No. 1 goaltender spot, Coach Andy Murray said Monday. Garon and Jason LaBarbera will split Wednesday's opener in Dallas and Thursday's home opener against Phoenix, according to Murray. That, in part, was because the Kings play on consecutive nights. But, he added, "I have never said anyone was the No. 1 goaltender. We're going to play the best one."
January 22, 1992 |
Two former Soviet stars, accustomed to winning, are doing their part to lead the Vancouver Canucks to their first winning season in 16 years. Igor Larionov and Pavel Bure led the Canucks to a 5-3 victory over the Nordiques Tuesday night at Quebec. Larionov, 31, scored his 17th goal and had three assists, two of them setting up Bure for goals. Bure, who didn't join the Canucks until the 15th game of the season, also had an assist.
January 26, 1992 |
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming--to hockey trading cards, that is. But ask Carlsbad's Upper Deck Co. to disclose how it got six "Soviet Stars" to join its '91-'92 season ranks and you get a resounding nyet! The 3-year-old firm, acknowledged by the collectibles cognoscenti as the elite of the booming trading card biz, has dropped a curtain of secrecy over its recent Russian coup that would make the old KGB proud.
November 20, 1991 |
Sergei Federov is trying to dispel the theory that hockey players from the Soviet Union are skilled on offense but liabilities on defense. In recent games, the Detroit center did an outstanding job of defensing Wayne Gretzky and Pat LaFontaine, two of the best. But he showed the Chicago Blackhawks Tuesday night at Detroit that in sharpening his defense, he had not neglected his offense.