HOCKEY—NHL: The New York Islanders, surprise of the Patrick Division, turned in their first shutout ever, 5-0 against Washington, and blanked Minnesota 4-0 for No. 2. In between they nipped Atlanta 2-1. The Flames had better luck against Pittsburgh, clipping the Penguins 5-1, and they really singed Detroit 10-1. Boston walloped California 5-0, then tied Pittsburgh 5-5 with Bobby Orr scoring his first three goals of the season. Orr's fourth goal came in the Bruins' 4-4 tie with St. Louis. Philadelphia tied Montreal 2-2 and beat Los Angeles 4-2 before an affair to remember in northern California. There Referee Bryan Lewis doled out a league record 232 penalty minutes in the Seals' 4-1 win over the Flyers, after a third-period bench-clearing brawl interrupted play for 40 minutes. Chicago routed Toronto 9-3 and ripped Minnesota 6-0. Billy Fairbairn had three goals in the Rangers' 5-1 victory over St. Louis. Vancouver beat poor Kansas City 5-3, but the Scouts managed a 4-4 tie with the Golden Seals. Buffalo tied Toronto 5-5, then stopped St. Louis 2-0, while Los Angeles ran over the Sabres 7-2 and Detroit 4-2.
WHA: Toronto, atop the Canadian Division with a 5-0 record, was slap-shot happy against Minnesota, pummeling the Fighting Saints 11-2 after edging Michigan earlier 4-3. Pat Hickey had three goals and Tom Simpson four. The Toros also defeated Winnipeg 3-1. Quebec opened its season quietly enough with a 4-1 victory over Indianapolis and then beat Houston 7-2, Michigan 6-2 and Phoenix 4-1 for a rather full week. New England, ahead in the East, beat Houston and Indianapolis, while San Diego, the West front-runner, outscored Cleveland and Phoenix. Vancouver won two games, Houston slipped past Minnesota, and Cleveland and Phoenix played to a 4-4 tie, including overtime.
HORSE RACING—DAHLIA, ridden by Lester Piggott, won the 1?-mile, $152,750 Canadian International Championship Stakes at Woodbine Raceway in Ontario (page 24).
L'Enjoleur ($2.30), Sandy Hawley up, scored an 11-length victory in the $57,010 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-olds at Woodbine, setting a course record of 1:46[2/5] for the 1? miles on turf.
TENNIS—Argentina's GUILLERMO VILAS overpowered Raul Ramirez 6-0, 6-3, 6-1 in the final of the $100,000 Aryamehr Tournament in Tehran, Iran. Vilas paired with MANUEL ORANTES to take the doubles 7-6, 2-6, 6-2 from Ramirez and Brian Gottfried.
Britain wrested the Wightman Cup from the U.S., drubbing the Americans 6-1 at Deeside, Wales. British Captain Virginia Wade won both of her singles matches, as did Glynis Coles.
MILEPOSTS—REFUNDED: By the Pittsburgh Pirates to Pitcher JERRY REUSS, the $500 he had paid in fines levied for taking his wife on road trips.
SIGNED: VIC EDWARDS, to coach the WTT Pittsburgh Triangles, replacing Ken Rosewall. Edwards, an Australian, is the personal coach of Evonne Goolagong, who plays for the Triangles.
TRADED: BOBBY BONDS, from the San Francisco Giants to the New York Yankees, for BOBBY MURCER; and BILLY WILLIAMS, from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland A's, for DAROLD KNOWLES, BOB LOCKER and a minor-leaguer.
DIED: PAT PIEPER, 88, public-address announcer for the Chicago Cubs from 1916, when Wrigley Field was built, until 1974; in Chicago.