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In This Corner: Canada-Russia ’72, game 7: Playing on the edge.

Game 7, Sept. 26, 1972

Befitting a series that could have gone either way, Game 7 is the most closely contested of the series. In a game that saw seven goals scored, no team had more than a one-goal lead.

The series bubbled over in Game 7. In the first period, Phil Esposito was sent . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Canada-Russia ’72, game 7: Playing on the edge.

In This Corner: Canada-Russia ’72: The ugly Canadians visit Sweden, and getting ready for Moscow

So, where were we?

Ah, yes. Team Canada left the “friendly” confines of home with just one win in four games, and the disapproval of Canadian (actually Vancouver) hockey fans still ringing in their ears. The series, expected to be an 8-0 romp for Canada (the pessimists pegged it at 7-1), was now not just . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Canada-Russia ’72: The ugly Canadians visit Sweden, and getting ready for Moscow

In This Corner: Canada-Russia ’72, game 1: A look back at our darkest hockey day.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Canada-Russia series of 1972, I went back and watched, via time machine (or maybe DVD), Game One from Montreal, played Sept. 2. Here is my report.

It was a Saturday, the last one before school began again for the fall. At least there was The Series to take . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Canada-Russia ’72, game 1: A look back at our darkest hockey day.