๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ IHLC Classics: “Henderson Has Scored For Canada!”

From time to time, TheIHLC.com will feature detailed recaps and boxscores of some of the most legendary games in international hockey history, considered to be โ€œIHLC Classics.โ€ Today, to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series finale, we look back on perhaps the most influential goal in international hockey history, Paul Henderson’s series-winning tally past Vladislav Tretyak.

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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 6-5 Soviet Union ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Summit Series, Game 8
Luzhniki Palace Of Sports, Moscow ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
Thursday, 28 September 1972

Game eight of the Summit Series was maybe the most important hockey game ever played. It was the climax of the greatest series ever played, Canada versus the Soviet Union. It was a series that pitted the professionals of Canada against the โ€œamateursโ€ of the Soviet Union. It matched Canadian-style hockey with Soviet-style.

Most important, it was a battle between lifestyles, values and two vastly different political systems.
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