SOVIETS WIN: Andrei Kvartalnov had two goals and two assists as Khimik Voskresensk got its first victory in four games against NHL teams with a 6-3 victory over the Canadiens in Montreal.
A nearly full house announced at 16,245 saw the Soviets use superior shooting to get the better of a Montreal team that looked disinterested until it was booed when Khimik took a two-goal lead midway through the second period.
Goals by Stephane Richer and Shayne Corson tied the game early in the third period, but goaltender Jean-Claude Bergeron allowed soft goals to Alexei Yashin and Kvartalnov and was beaten again by German Titov as Khimik turned it into a rout.CARPENTER SURGERY: Two Bruins likely will have surgery today, forward Bobby Carpenter on his broken left kneecap and defenseman Bob Beers to have a pin removed from his right leg.
Carpenter was hurt in a 7-1 loss in Montreal Saturday. Beers broke his right femur May 9 in game four of the Wales Conference Championship series in Washington.WRONG FOOT: The Quebec Nordiques will have to wait awhile for the NHL debut of Soviet defenseman Alexei Gusarov. He hurt a foot last week while blocking a shot for Halifax in the American Hockey League, where he was sent to get into shape.
Gusarov, who signed with Quebec last week, was called up over the weekend, but was too sore to work out before last night's game in Vancouver.ABOUT FACE: Defenseman Kerry Huffman, 22, who walked out on the Philadelphia Flyers in November and demanded a trade, has returned to the team.
The Flyers said that he has been assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears.TEAM STATS: The Calgary Flames have lost only two games this season by more than one goal and only one by more than two goals. They are 8-1-1 against Smythe Division opponents. . . . The Montreal Canadiens have not been under .500 since Nov. 2, 1988, and are 12-2-2 in their last 16 games against the Bruins at the Forum. ON THE NUMBERS: The Flames' Al MacInnis leads all defensemen with 13 goals and 31 assists for 44 points and is on a pace for a 113-point season. . . . At this point last season, the Oilers had lost 117 man-games to injury; through the first third of this year, they had lost only 12 man-games. Edmonton is 1-7-2 within the Smythe Division.