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Vladimir Petrov, leading hockey player for Soviets

Mar 02, 2017 - The Boston Globe

Mr. Petrov (second left) scores a goal against West Germany at the Innsbruck Winter Games in 1976.

Mr. Petrov, watching a game in Moscow in 2015.

MOSCOW — Vladimir Petrov, a two-time Olympic hockey champion who was on the Soviet Union team that lost to the United States at the 1980 Lake Placid Games, died Tuesday. He was 69.

Mr. Petrov played alongside Boris Mikhailov and Valery Kharlamov on an offensive line considered one of the best in hockey history.

Mr. Petrov won ...