ATD#7 1st rd. RESULTS in the Bob Cole: #4 Montreal Maroons vs. #5 Les A's of Quebec

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  1. VanIslander

    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    Game 1:

    Billy Smith steals the first one for Les A's

    Fourteen shots by the Punch Line of Montreal only resulted in one goal by Rocket Richard as Billy Smith backstopped Quebec to a 3-1 road win in the opening game of a Bob Cole series. The Maroons outshot Les A's 35-21 but were burned twice by the transition game of Arbour's boys. In the first period Joliat scored on a quick rush off of a rebound moved by Reardon up to Morenz to spark the play. Morenz added two goals in the second, one on the powerplay from Jonsson and Joliat, the other scored unassisted on a turnover by Boivin. The third period was scoreless as the Maroons had to kill off three consecutive penalties, two of them to Cleghorn. The best chance came from Bauer when he cut inside, drop passed to Thornton then cut outside, going around Tremblay and lifting the puck past Cheevers but off the crossbar. Maroons coach Nolan refused to single out any particular area which needed improving, but said in the postgame press conference 'Everyone has to do what they are capble of', when asked about the minus-2 play of Boivin, Harper and Turgeon.
    Three stars of the game: 1. Smith 2. Morenz 3. Richard

    Game 2:

    Maroons go down again, Cleghorn suspended

    Les A's took another game on the road, this time by the score of 6-3, in what was a game within a game. Montreal fans cheered at Richard's pair of first period goals as well as his nifty cross ice pass to Lach to go up 3-1 by 8:33 of the second, but boos were soon heard when Cleghorn was handed a two-game suspension at 12:27 for kicking Barry with his skate and punching Pulford in the face in what had been a rough but penalty-free game to that point. The game got more rather than less physical after that point, Les A's scoring twice with the man advantage, by Joliat and Thornton, to tie things up heading into the third. Quebec went 3-for-12 on the powerplay as Morenz got his third goal of the series, the game winner on a sweet pass from Joliat, with less than eight minutes remaining. Madden added an insurance goal on a turnover and Mogilny notched an empty netter. "There's too much *beep* out there in many areas," is all Nolan said when asked about the officiating. Cleghorn will have to sit out game three in Quebec. Brad Maxwell is expected to start on the blueline, he bringing size and a booming shot, as well as a tendency toward rough play.
    Three stars of the game: 1. Joliat 2. Richard 3. Morenz
     
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    Game 3:

    A Nolan Style Win

    On the road in a hostile building, trying to avoid going 0-3 in the series, the Maroons dug deep to edge out Les A's 4-3 in OT on scoring from three different lines. Defensive centre Turk Sanderson opened scoring on a remarkable shift which began with a winning faceoff against Thornton and ended with a wrister past Smith. Muller set up their second goal from his new position at centre ice, passing to Leach for a beauty of a one-timer that required scissors to cut the puck from the netting. Lewis almost made it a 3-goal lead when he stripped Morenz of the puck and flipped it over to Kariya who went in alone and rifled one off of Smith's glove hand just wide. Reardon rallied Les A's with a powerplay effort to make it 2-1 after one period of play. The Maroons regained a 2-goal margin when Enzicki went off for goaltender interference at 7:49 of the second and Richard scored his fourth of the series from Tremblay and Lach. Les A's responded with two quick goals late in the second, from Bauer and Joliat. Cheevers stopped 35 of 38, including 15 in the third. Smith went 28 for 32, with the final goal of the game 0:46 into overtime as a fluke of sorts when a pass from Richard to Lach never arrived, deflecting off of Quackenbush's skate and in. Lewis received second star honours for holding Morenz to just one powerplay assist, with help from Muller in a game which saw Turgeon only log 7:31 minutes of play.
    Three stars of the game: 1. Richard 2. Lewis 3. Cheevers

    Game 4:

    Smith fights Cheevers & Co.

    A third period slugfest gets both starting netminders ejected along with Cleghorn and Enzicki in a 1-0 goaltending duel which left the Maroons Cheevers with bruises as well as his third loss of the series. Les A's were outshot 32-26, with the shutout credited to Smith even though backup Kerr had to make the final 7 saves. Morenz scored the only goal of the night, from Joliat on the powerplay early in the second, Les A's going 1 for 9 with the man advantage. Coach Arbour had big praise for his captain following the home win: "Morenz is truly the Babe Ruth of Hockey, and we're gonna do whatever we need to to help him keep swinging," those last comments referring to the multiple penalties taken by his teammates in retaliation for rough play the 5'9 centre has faced so far in the series, most notably from Cleghorn, Van Impe and Enzicki. There hasn't been enough even strength ice time for Thornton's line, the coach said when speaking of the penalty killing units with great praise, singling out Madden's work against Blake in both games in Quebec City. Les A's now head back to Montreal with designs on ending the series in five games tomorrow. The Maroons will try to extend the series and it'll take more even strength ice time by The Punch Line and help from secondary scoring to make it happen against the fast, well-coached, skilled puck movers of Les A's.
    Three stars of the game: 1. Morenz 2. Smith 3. Cleghorn
     
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    Since the results keep getting leaked in this ATD#7, why the hell not here:

    Maroons win in 7 games.
    Three stars for the series: 1. Richard 2. Morenz 3. B. Smith

    Ask John Flyers Fans for the breakdown of how many votes per team and per player. He's shared info in two other series so here too most likely. Then you can talk about votes, and who should and should not have gotten votes, instead of appreciating the results, accepting the judgement of the group as democratically determined, and moving on.

    G'day
     

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