GOALIE SAWCHUK'S ROUGH NIGHT

Detroit and Montreal continued their hot hockey war last week. The heat had Detroit's Terry Sawchuk hopping in the goal mouth most of the evening
November 15, 1954

Goalie Terry Sawchuk of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings is generally considered to be the finest net-minder extant. In Detroit's drive for an unprecedented seventh straight league championship, Sawchuk is an indispensable factor.

Last week the Montreal Canadiens, a team experts give the best chance to depose the Red Wings, defeated Detroit 4 to 1 at the Montreal Forum and gave Sawchuk a rough and busy evening. Gordie Howe, the forward who is to the Red Wings offense what Sawchuk is to their defense, was hospitalized with a shoulder injury. Without Howe's potent stick to worry about, Les Canadiens could concentrate on slamming the puck past Sawchuk—and they did. During the evening Terry turned away 23 shots. But when Sawchuk is busiest, he is best. The 14,451 fans saw Terry twist and turn and do ballet splits. For a while Sawchuk was successful, but an unstoppable Montreal attack wore the Red Wings and their goalie down.

The victory put Montreal into first place and dropped Detroit to second. But it was early in hockey's long, long season, and soon, Red Wing fans knew, Gordie Howe would be back. Sawchuk, the fans knew too, would keep working in the nets, on busy nights and slow, handling the job of goalie as brilliantly as anyone else on ice.

SAWCHUK CLEARS HARD SHOT BLASTED AT HIM FROM LEFT IN THE FIRST MINUTES

BUT PUCK SLIDES FROM HIS STICK TOWARD BERT OLMSTEAD, FORWARD FOR MONTREAL

OLMSTEAD, MOVING CLOSER TO GOAL MOUTH, SETS HIMSELF TO DRIVE PUCK HOME

OLMSTEAD SHOOTS. SAWCHUK HOPS INTO ACTION AS BOB GOLDHAM SKATES TO AID

BUT TERRY NEEDS NO HELP. HE CLEANLY BLOCKS OLMSTEAD SHOT FOR SECOND SAVE

JOB DONE, GOALIE SAWCHUK LOSES HIS BALANCE AND SLIPS ACROBATICALLY TO ICE

PHOTOHY PESKIN1 PHOTOHY PESKIN2 PHOTOHY PESKIN3 PHOTOHY PESKIN4 PHOTOHY PESKIN5 PHOTOHY PESKIN6
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)