SUPER SERIES '76-77: Team USSR
Clubs vs. WHA clubs
January 2, 1977
Indianapolis, IN (AP)
Alexsandr Golikov assisted on the Soviet Union's
first goal, then scored the go-ahead goal late in
the second period Saturday night as the touring
Russian national hockey team defeated the World
Hockey Association's Indianapolis Racers,
The victory was the third in four games during
the Russians eight-game
tour of WHA cities.
The Soviets jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals by Aleksandr
and Valeri Kharlamov in a 57-second span early in
Indianapolis tied the game midway through that
period when Hugh
Harris and Ken Block scored within 54 seconds. But
the Soviets ahead to stay two minutes later, following
in front of the Racers' net.
The Russians put the game out of reach in the third
goals by Yuri Liapkin and Helmut Balderis.
Indianapolis had two power play opportunities in
the final period,
but could not score on goalie Aleksandr Sidelnikov.