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Vladimir Ruzicka

February 10, 1992 | DAN HAFNER
Vladimir Ruzicka, another outstanding player from Eastern Europe, was slow to learn English and slower to adjust to the NHL. Ruzicka, born in Most, Czechoslovakia, is making rapid strides both on and off the ice. A 6-foot-3, 215-pound center, Ruzicka scored four goals and assisted on another Sunday at Boston to lead the Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. After Ruzicka set up Bobby Carpenter for the first goal of the game, the Penguins scored the next two goals.
May 4, 1991 | From Associated Press
Vladimir Ruzicka has trouble with defense and the English language, but is showing great skill when it comes to offense. He scored on a rebound at 8:14 of overtime after assisting on Bos ton's other four goals and the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4, Friday night for a 2-0 lead in the Wales Conference finals. The Bruins can reach the Stanley Cup finals for the third time in four years by winning Sunday and Tuesday nights in Pittsburgh.
January 28, 1992 | From Associated Press
Vladimir Ruzicka's sixth goal in seven games, a slap shot from the top of the right circle with 3:06 left, gave the Bruins a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota North Stars on Monday night at Boston. Minnesota had rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score with 11:14 left on goals by Mike Craig and Basil McRae in a span of 1:50. Steve Leach, who scored Boston's first goal, set up the game-winner with his backhand pass to Ruzicka along the right boards near the Minnesota blue line.
October 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
Pavel Bure, the NHL's top rookie last season, scored four goals Monday night, including three during the second period, as the Vancouver Canucks routed the Winnipeg Jets, 8-1, at Vancouver. Bure's four goals tied a club record, as did his two short-handed goals, as the Canucks improved to 3-0-0. The three-goal period also tied a club record shared by three players. Bure also assisted on a goal by Greg Adams during the period.
November 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
With their proposed sale hanging over their heads, the Pittsburgh Penguins continue to look like anything but Stanley Cup champions. Vladimir Ruzicka scored three goals on assists from Andy Brickley to help the Boston Bruins overcome a three-goal deficit and tie the Penguins, 5-5, Tuesday night at Pittsburgh. The Penguins (5-6-3) led, 5-2, midway through the second period, but Boston scored twice in a span of 1:51 during a two-man advantage.
March 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Boston Bruins did most of the shooting, but the Montreal Canadiens did most of the scoring. Gilbert Dionne scored a pair of goals and Patrick Roy stopped 42 shots Monday night as the Canadiens defeated the Bruins, 5-2, at Boston to avenge their only defeat since late January. The Bruins outshot Montreal, 44-17, but Roy stopped 19 shots during the second period and made three excellent saves on Vladimir Ruzicka. It was Roy's 28th victory.
May 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
It's not so much the home crowd as the home rink for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mario Lemieux, using the larger Civic Arena rink to outskate his shadows, scored one goal and set up another as the Penguins beat the Boston Bruins, 4-1, Sunday night in Game 3 of the Wales Conference finals. The Penguins blanked Cam Neely, Vladimir Ruzicka and Craig Janney, who had six goals as the Bruins won the first two games at Boston.
January 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jet-lagged but happy, Czechoslovakian center Vladimir Ruzicka arrived in Edmonton on Wednesday ready to play with the Oilers. Ruzicka, accompanied by his wife and two children, appeared surprised by the media crowd that met him at the Edmonton International Airport. "Hockey is quite popular in Czechoslovakia, but, obviously, not as popular as here," Ruzicka said. "I can't imagine such crowds meeting a player back home." Ruzicka said he has wanted to play in the NHL for a long time.
May 2, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Boston Bruins slipped into Pittsburgh's role, unleashing a potent offense in a 6-3 victory over the Penguins Wednesday night in the opening game of the Wales Conference finals. The Penguins, the NHL's second-highest scoring team in the regular season, managed only one goal in the last 51 minutes. "It shows that we can score goals, too," said Boston's Bob Sweeney, who put the Bruins ahead for good, 3-2, at 3:23 of the second period. "People think we're basically a defensive team."
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