On This Date 9/28/1972

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Canada defeats the Soviet Union 6-5 in the final game of the Summit Series on a goal by Paul Henderson with 34 seconds left. The eight-game series was tied 3-3-1 after seven games, with the Russians claiming they held the tiebreaker with a better aggregate score if the game had ended in a tie. Some regarded the goal as the greatest moment in Canadian sports history and made Henderson a national hero.

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