Sport: Summit on Ice

On New Year's Eve in Canada, the nation will come to a virtual standstill between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. The reason: a hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Central Army Sports Club from the Soviet Union. Three years after the bitter, tightly contested showdown between the Russian national team and Team Canada, a group of National Hockey League stars, the Russians are coming back for another summit on ice. This time they will be sending two teams into battle with eight different N.H.L. clubs. "It's going to be like the play-offs,"...

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