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10-13-2011, 10:33 PM
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I'll add some hockey-related tidbits to my story. The Habs won virtually all of their championships during my lifetime (I began going to Habs games in the late 1940s). My favorite was in 1971, when they upset the overwhelmingly favored Bruins of Orr and Esposito. Dryden was great, but the Habs scored a lot of goals (Frank Mahovlich set a Stanley Cup scoring record that has since been surpassed many times). Orr was the best player I ever saw, although Maurice Richard remains my all-time hockey hero. I once saw Richard score four goals against Gump Worsley at the old Madison Square Garden. I was at the famous game in which Jacques Plante was struck by an an Andy Bathgate slapshot, gushed blood, and came back with a mask to finish the game, record a win, and make hockey history. I saw Doug Harvey play over 50 minutes in one game against the Rangers because only 2 other Dmen weren't injured (the center Ralph Backstrom put in some time at D to give the others a breather).

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