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1979 Challenge Cup was an exhibition series between the Soviet national ice hockey team and a team of all-stars from the National Hockey League, held in New York City. It replaced the NHL's all-star festivities for the 1978–79 NHL season.

The Challenge Cup, unlike its predecessor, the Summit Series, included non-Canadian born players in the NHL rosters. The games were played on February 8, 10, and 11 at Madison Square Garden.


NHL All-Stars roster

Soviet Union roster

Game log


Game 1

Game 2

  • Soviet Union 5 - NHL All-Stars 4
  • Goals:
  • Sergei Kapustin 8:10 1st period
  • Mike Bossy 13:35 1st period (pp)
  • Bryan Trottier 18:21 1st period
  • Gilbert Perrault 0:27 2nd period
  • Mikhail Varnakov 2:05 2nd period
  • Larry Robinson 5:06 2nd period
  • Boris Mikhailov 17:02 2nd period (pp)
  • Sergei Kapustin 17:47 2nd period
  • Vladimir Golikov 1:31 3rd period
  • Attendance: 17,438

Game 3

  • Soviet Union 6 - NHL All-Stars 0
  • Goals:
  • Boris Mikhailov 5:47 2nd period
  • Viktor Zhluktov 7:44 2nd period (pp)
  • Helmut Balderis 8:44 3rd period
  • Vladimir Kovin 10:21 3rd period
  • Sergei Makarov 12:44 3rd period
  • Aleksandr Golikov 14:46 3rd period
  • Attendance: 17,545

External links

  • Canada Versus The Soviet Union The Heyday of the Battle for World Hockey Supremacy (1972–1987).
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