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Hockey / Montreal Canadiens #498867

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming 3rd game in Stanley Cup hockey finals in Boston, with Montreal Canadiens leading series, noted. Experts' view that Canadiens may be best team in history of hockey stated. Washington (DC) Capitols mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Montreal, Canada) Theory about beginnings of hockey in Canada, with French seeing Iroquois Indians playing with sticks and ball on frozen pond, stated. Drawings shown. Violence associated with hockey described and Montreal team's success without use of extreme violence that other teams use reported Films of games shown. Abilities of Canadiens member Guy Lafleur described; Boston Bruins' frustrations in Stanley Cup playoffs noted. [Boston coach Don CHERRY - says reason Bruins haven't beaten Montreal since 1977 is that Montreal is best team.]
REPORTER: Arthur Lord

Brinkley, David;
Lord, Arthur

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