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1976 Flyers-Red Army Game Gets the Superhero Treatment in Animated Comic

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Dave Hollander (words) and Stephen Halker (art) have produced a comic based on the memorable January 1976 meeting between the defending Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers and the Soviet Union's HC CSKA Moscow.

The matchup occurred at the height of the Cold War, pitting the hard-hitting Broad Street Bullies against the Red Army, who employed a more weave-and-pass style of  play.

Head over to the Victory Journal for the full, partly-animated story.

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And for those too young to remember, here's video of  Ed Van Impe's hit on Valeri Kharlamov that led to the Soviets departure from the ice in protest:

The Hockey Guys also did a solid two-part story on the game which you can read here.

[Victory Journal]

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