I've heard Emile Francis tell the story. It was Ron Stewart who he fought. Its a shame. Sawchuk was a great goalie, my pick as the best ever, yet he seemed to have led an unhappy life. Not sure if it was depresssion or bad nerves or anxiety. Gordie Howe said that for a man who seemingly had everything he was a very sad individual. And Gordie should know he played for him for 12 years.