5-4 WIN FIRST A T HOME
(ings squeak by
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 26, 1978-Page 11
By PETER BORMUTH
Special to The Daily
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings
ut on a splendid display of skating
efore a sparse audience at Olympia
ast night, defeating the Colorado
The rainy weather which discouraged
he fans didn't seem to bother the
ings, who dominated the close game
rom the time Rogie Vachon crossed
himself following the National Anthem.
THE WINGS TOOK the early lead on
i goal by Vaclav Nedomansky with
X4:36 remaining in the opening period,
nd never relinquished the lead.
After a penalty-free first period, the
ireworks broke loose in the second as
Colorado's Wilf Paiement deliberately
it Dennis Polonich across the face with
his stick after a successful Polonich
pass. Paiement was ejected from the
game, while Polonich, who was taken to
'the hospital with a severely broken
nose, received a five-minute penalty for
igh-sticking. The Wings then erupted
with three straight goals on the power
play and entered the third period with a
Almost predictably the Wings' defen-
se broke down in the third period as
they allowed three Colorado goals on
rebound shots after great saves by
Detroit's goalie Vachon. Errol Thom-
pson scored for Detroit in the third
securing the victory for the Wings as
Colorado scored its final goal with five
seconds remaining in the game.
RED WINGS coach Bobby Kromm
as extremely aggravated after the
,ame, calling it Detroit's worst per-
formance of the year. With passion,
Kromm also voiced his opinion that
Paiement should be suspended from the
NHL for the remainder of the season for
his flagrant attempt to hurt Polonich.
Rookie Roland Cloutier received
Kromm's praise for an excellent per-
formance on the ice. Cloutier was
recently called up from Kansas City to
fill the vacancy on the Wings' third line
at the center position.
Pitt to be tied
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Brian Sutter
and Bernie Federko scored goals in the
last 28 seconds to rally the St. Louis
Blues to a 6-6 tie with the Pittsburgh
Penguins in a National Hockey League
game last night.
GEORGE FERGUSON scored a
Penguin goal on an-empty Blues net at
18:59 to give Pittsburgh what looked
like a comfortable 6-4 lead.
But 33 seconds later, Sutter scored on
a short shot from in front of the goal.
And with 11 seconds remaining,
Federko fired the puck out of a scram-
ble for the tying score, making Pit-
tsburgh 1-4-2 record and St. Louis 2-4-2
Pittsburgh went in front 2-0 early in
the first period on goals by Blair Chap-
man and Greg Malone.
Sutter closed the gap with a screened
30-footer for his ninth goal of the
season, tops in the league.
Pete Mahovlich made it 3-1 for Pit-
tsburgh, sending a Ron Stackhouse
pass home from 30 feet.
PONTIAC (UPI)-Rookie John Long
paced a 17-1 third period bombardment
last night that enabled the Detroit
Pistons to cool off the previously-
unbeaten Cleveland Cavaliers, 110-105,
and gain their first National Basketball
Association win of the season after five
The Cavaliers had won their first four
Trailing 71-59 with less than four
minutes gone after the intermission,
the Pistons exploded and, with Long
making five baskets and a free throw;
went on to grab a 76-72 lead before
Foots Walker finally broke the famine
for the Cavs.
Two minutes later, after Detroit had
increased its lead to 83-76, Piston coach
Dick Vitale went wild when he was
ejected after suffering his second
technical foul of the game. It took police
and team assistants to forcibly remove
Vitale, who was handling the team for
the first time in four games after a
stomach disorder hospitalized him.
The Cavaliers, who themselves lost
star center Jim Chones via the ejection
route early. in the second period, fell
back by as many as 10 points in the
fourth period before rallying to within
four points, 103-99, with just under three.
But two free throws by M.L. Carr and
a basket by Bob Lanier eased the
pressure for Detroit.
Lanier led Detroit with 26 points
while Long had 19 and Carr 18. Campy
Russell scored 34 for Cleveland.
Bibby Phils in
PHILAD$ELPHIA (AP) - Reserve
guard Henry Bibby's field goal with 31
seconds left gave the Philadelphia 76ers
a 118-117 National Basketball
Association victory over the Atlanta
Hawks Wednesday night.
Forward Bobby Jones passed the ball
to Bibby, who shot it in from the left
while falling to the floor.
It was the 76ers third straight victory.
The last time the Sixers held the lead
was with 5:12 left in the third period
when Caldwell Jones dropped in two
free throws for a 74-73 edge. The lead
changed hands 14 times.
New York Ranger 6, vancouver 2
St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 6
Detroit 5.Colorado 4
Detroit 110, Cleveland 105
Philadelphia 118. Atlanta 117
Patriots need a
BOSTON (AP)-William H. Sullivan Jr., whose money struggles as
owner of the New England Patriots date back to the football team's origins,
again has his back to the goal line.
The National Football League team hasn't paid federal income taxes in
more than a year while Sullivan seeks congressional legislation that would,
help him keep the franchise he founded in 1959.
The Internal Revenue Service is waiting while the Patriots owner tries
to extricate the team from a trap in the Tax Reform Act of 1976 that affects
no other NFL teams except the Patriots.
The law rejuced tax writeoffs for owners of pro sports teams who deduct
from their tax payments a hefty percentage of the value of player contracts.
The Patriots, however, were left completely out in the cold in 1976
and-unlike other teams-aren't eligible for any such break.
A 50 percent writeoff on the value of player contracts-far less than the
old 80-90 percent--still is allowable, but not for a team'like the Patriots that
had an internal financial reorganization after the law's Dec. 31, 1975 effec-
"The idea of the law," says team Vice President Chuck Sullivan, the
owner's son, was to prevent fast-buck promoters from ripping off the gover-
nment with huge depreciations."
"We've been trying for 21/2 years to have our inequity adjusted," says
William Sullivan. "Senators tell me they're afraid to vote for it because
they'll be roasted in the media."
The IRS won't permit player contract depreciation for teams that un-
dergo internal "stock reorganizations," and that's what happened to the
Patriots in late 1976.
Sullivan anted up more than $2 million in borrowed money to buy up
139,800 shares of non-voting team stock-owned largely by fans-and took
full control of the team.
Because Sullivan went deep into debt to swing that deal, his finances are
in jeopardy, and he could be forced to sell the Patriots unless Congress ap-
proves special legislation giving him the same tax writeoff as owners of
other NFL teams.
A bill to remedy Sullivan's plight was endorsed by a congressional
committee before Congress adjourned this'fall. However, the measure never
reached the House or Senate floor.
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FORWARD Terry Furlow flips a pass over new
Detroit Piston guard Earl Tatum's head in action during last night's game.
The contest marked the homecoming of former Michigan and Pontiac
Central great Campy Russell to the Silverdome.
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