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May 04, 1979 - Image 23

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The Miichigan Daily-Friday, May 4, 1979-Page 23
Islanders, Bruins victors in OT

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - Bob Nystrom's goal, a
10-foot chip shot into an empty net at
3:40 of overtime, gave the New York
Islanders a 3-2 triumph over the New
York Rangers last night and squared
their National Hockey League playoff
series at two victories apiece.
Islander left winger Clark Gillies
poked the puck into the Rangers' zone,
where Nystrom stood all alone 40 feet
from Rangers goalie John Davidson.
Davidson rushed out of his cage in an
effort to jar the puck free, but it flew in-
to the air and Nystrom needed only to
make sure his followup was accurate.
The loss was only the third in 11
playoff games for the Rangers this
spring, and all three have been in over-
Thus, the semifinal series returns to
Nassau Coliseum for Game Five in
what has become a best-of-three com-
The goal was the second in overtime
in Nystrom's career. The other over-
time goal came on April 25, 1978, when
his tally at 8:02 of overtime beat the
Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in the quarter-
finals. His tally last night gave the
Islanders six triumphs in their last
seven overtime games.
The Rangers tied the game 2-2 at 6:50
of the third period when rookie left wing
Don Maloney sent a 10-footer into the
Islanders' net off the leg of Islanders'
defenseman Stefan Persson.
The goal came just 3:54 after right
For more sports,
see pages 19 and 21
wing Billy Harris had wristed a 20-foot
shot over Davidson's left shoulder.
That goal was set up by young center
Mike Kaszycki, who also set up the goal
by left wing John Tonelli that had tied
the score 1-1.
Bruins even series
BOSTON - Veteran center Jean Ra-
telle's goal at 3:46 of overtime lifted the
Boston Bruins to a 4-3 victory over the
Montreal Canadiens last night, tying
their National Hockey League
semifinal playoff series at two games
Ratelle was sent in alone and scored
on a short flip to Montreal goalie Ken
Dryden's stick side, as the Bruins
caught the Canadiens ina player switch
to even the best-of-seven series.
Rick Smith and Rick Middleton set up
Ratelle for the winning goal. Smith
passed ahead to Middletn, who drew
Montreal's only defender over to the
left wingboards, then fed Ratelle a per-
fect pass.
The series now moves to Montreal,
We can't
afford to
waste it.

AP Photo
MONTREAL CANADIEN GOALIE Ken Dryden makes a sprawling save on a shot by Terry O'Reilly of the boston Bruins in
NHL playoff action last night. The Bruins scored seconds later when the Montreal defense was unable to clear the loose puck.
where the Canadiens won the first two Canadiens 20-5 in 20 minutes of torrid took a pass from Terry O'Reilly at cen-
games, for Game 5 tomorrow night. action at steamy Boston Garden. ter ice and went in to take a shot which
The sixth game will be played in Boston Boston appeared to clinch the victory was blocked by Montreal defenseman
next Tuesday night. when Peter McNab scored with a Brian Engblom.
The Bruins pulled out all the stops in tremendous second effort at 16:18 of the . However, McNab got the loose puck
a furious third period, outshooting the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie. McNab and went in close to beat Dryden.
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