Stanley Cup, Montreal - Buffalo: 1973 or 1975?

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    So here we have Buffalo Sabres visiting Montreal Canadiens. The Sabres are Roger Crozier (1) and Jim Schoenfeld (6), the Canadien is Yvon Cournoyer (12). That narrows the search to two possibilities:

    1.Stanley Cup 1973, Round 1, Game 5, April 10, Montreal - Buffalo 2:3 (OT)

    2.Stanley Cup 1975, Semifinal, Game 3, May 1, Montreal - Buffalo 7:0

    Is there any way to determine which game it was? If I had to guess, I would say 1975, if only because it was a more important game (semifinal), and because it's easier to find other pics from that series than the 1973 one online, period.
     
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    ... Wait...
    A DPRK stamp for the '88 Olympics (presumably) showing a Sabres-Canadiens match from the 1970ies?

    What kind of bizarro world is that?
     
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    As a stamp collector whose hockey stamp collection is nearly comprehensive, I have seen way more bizarro situations. A stamp issued for one contest can depict some other contest from long before easily.
     
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    .... It's just that they aren't in any way related (other than depicting hockey, which is only part of Winter Olympics).

    I mean, that would be like, I don't know, South Africa releasing a stamp commemorating the Declaration of Independance of the United States, while showing the Sagrada Familia instead.
     
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    You'd be surprised how many Olympic stamps depict non-Olympic hockey competitions, including NHL.

    And not just hockey. It's quite normal for an Olympic stamp to depict a non-Olympic contest in order to illustrate a specific Olympic sport.
     
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    Is it just me, or could that picture be depicted from any game from 1972-'76? Crozier was a Sabre those years while Schoenfeld and Cournoyer were with their respective teams during that time and then some. Why are we so sure it is narrowed down to just those two games? There would have been plenty of times the Sabres visited the Habs.
     
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    Oh, I know. But I went through all them, and those two games are the only ones in which Crozier, Schoenfeld and Cournoyer all played.
     
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    Maybe find out who reffed both those game and see if the personage above can be identified?
     
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    Ref could be Bruce Hood.
     
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    Well, Bruce Hood indeed reffed the 1973 game. Art Skov reffed the 1975 one.
     
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    Yeah... it's definitely Hood! Looks like him, and not like balding Skov at all.

    I think we have a winner!

    Stanley Cup 1973, Round 1, Game 5, April 10, Montreal - Buffalo 2:3 (OT)

    Thank you all!
     
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    Could be John McCauley too I suppose. But it looks a bit more like Hood
     
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    Plus, McCauley is not really an option, we are choosing between Hood and Skov.
     
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    Wow.............really? I guess that makes sense since Crozier wasn't always the starter those years, or he was injured.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    But … who won the ice hockey gold in '88 Calgary Olympics? Sabres or Habs? I bet there was a big television audience back in the DPRK. :)
     

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