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World Hockey Association Game Summary
Soviet National Team 9 at Cincinnati Stingers 2
Riverfront Coliseum
January 8, 1978

First Period - 1. Cincinnati, R. Ftorek (F. Lahache, J. Hislop) 3:04. 2. USSR, S. Kapustin (H. Balderis, V. Pervukhin) 5:44.
Penalties: B. Deadmarsh, Cin (cross-checking) 8:19.
Second Period - 3. USSR, B. Mikhailov (V. Kharlamov, S. Babinov) 0:46. 4. USSR, V. Anisin (S. Kapustin) 1:18. 5. USSR, A. Gusev (V. Kharlamov) 6:09. 6. USSR, A. Maltsev (B. Mikhailov, V. Kharlamov) 6:20. 7. Cincinnati, B. Legge (J. Hislop, B. Coates) 8:09.
Penalties: R. Leduc, Cin (roughing) 2:11; R. Leduc, Cin (hooking) 10:08.
Third Period - 8. USSR, H. Balderis (V. Anisin, B. Alexandrov) 1:21. 9. USSR, V. Vikulov (A. Lobanov) 3:08. 10. USSR, S. Babinov (S. Kapustin, A. Lobanov) 3:58. 11. USSR, A. Lobanov (V. Kovin, A. Golikov) 6:54.
Penalties: B. Melrose, Cin (roughing) 3:58; A. Lobanov, USSR (roughing) 3:58; V. Shalimov, USSR (hooking) 5:23; R. Plumb, Cin (tripping) 8:15; G. Tsygankov, USSR (holding) 16:08; R. Leduc, Cin (cross-checking) 16:57; P. Marsh, Cin (tripping) 17:23.
Shots:
USSR81312-33
Cincinnati857-20
Goaltending: V. Tretiak, USSR, S. Babariko, USSR. M. Dion, Cin, N. Lapointe, Cin.
Attendance: 2,571.
Referee: Viktor Dombrowski.