September 01, 2012
Summit Series Heroes: Alexander Gusev
Gusev was also known in Russia for his booming slapshot. He would score only once with that shot in this series, but it was a huge goal. It tied the game in game 5 before Vladimir Vikulov scored the game winning goal to cap off an amazing comeback from a 4-1 deficit to capture the third Soviet victory, winning 5-4.
Gusev played in 6 of 8 games, and would serve him well in becoming an elite player in the latter half of 1970s.