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Doug Harvey revolutionized the role of defenseman, becoming hockey’s first offensive blue-liner.More
One-third of the famous “Punch Line”, Elmer Lach, an exceptional playmaker, earned the [...]More
His parents may have named him James Albert but to the hockey world he was known as “Bud” [...]More
Gerry McNeil led the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Finals in all four seasons he spent as the [...]More
Fearing an adverse affect on tickets sales, only the third period of the contest between the previous spring’s Stanley Cup finalists was broadcast. The score stood tied 1-1 when the transmission began.
Three cameras captured the action, as Rene Lecavalier provided play-by-play commentary from the final period’s opening faceoff between Detroit’s Ted Lindsay and Elmer Lach until the end of the game.
Jacques Plante barred the door in the final frame and Billy Reay slipped a puck past Terry Sawchuk late in the period, notching the winning goal in 2-1 Habs victory.