" It must be very comforting for them to realize that they are never out of a game. How often do teams comeback twice from two goals down in the NHL?"

Ken Dryden
Face-off at the Summit



Summaries: GAME THREE

WINNIPEG, Canada  
September 6, 1972

USSR 4 CANADA 4

    PLAYERS ON ICE:
    Canada: Bergman, Stapleton, Park, Ellis, P. Esposito, Cournoyer, Cashman, White, Ratelle, Henderson, P. Mahovlich, Mikita, Parise, Savard, Lapointe, F. Mahovlich, Clarke
    USSR
: Gusev, Lutchenko, Kuzkin, Vasiliev, Tsygankov, Maltsev, Mishakov, Mikhailov, Shatalov, Yakushev, Petrov, Kharlamov, Shadrin, Solodukhin, Anisin, Lebedev, Bodunov
    GOALIES:
    Canada
: T. Esposito
    USSR: Tretiak

   FIRST PERIOD
1.  Canada - Parise (White, P. Esposito) 1:54.
2.  USSR - Petrov (unassisted) (SHG) 3:16.
3.  Canada - Ratelle (Cournoyer, Bergman) 18:25.
     Penalties:
Vasiliev (elbowing), 3:02; Cashman (slashing), 8:01;
Parise (tripping), 15:47.

   SECOND PERIOD
4.  Canada - P. Esposito (Cashman, Parise) 4:19.
5.  USSR - Kharlamov (Tsygankov) (SHG) 12:56.
6.  Canada - Henderson (Ellis, Clarke) 13:47.
7.  USSR - Lebedev (Vasiliev, Anisin) 14:59.
8.  USSR - Bodunov (Anisin) 18:28.
     Penalties:
Petrov (interference), 4:46; Lebedev (tripping), 11:00.

   THIRD PERIOD
     No Scoring
     Penalites:
White (slashing), 1:33; Mishakov (slashing), 1:33;
Cashman (slashing, misconduct), 10:44.

SHOTS ON GOAL
Team 1 2 3 Total
USSR 9 8 8 25
Canada 15 16 6 37
GAME MVPs
USSR   Tretiak
Canada   Henderson
ATTENDANCE
9,800