Since it's the puck in the net, not the man, that counts, Montreal Canadien Goalie Jacques Plante is not hopping mad here. Rather he is showing the New York Rangers' Ken Schinkel a little mercy—a rare quality in the National Hockey League. As the new season got under way, Plante displayed his compassion when Schinkel, driving for the goal, suddenly lost control of both the puck and his footing and began a perilous slide into the net. To make Schinkel's trip a little smoother by retracting his surgical-sharp skates from the glide path, Jacques, just as nimble as he was quick, jumped over Ken and his hockey stick.
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Oct. 30, 1961
National Hockey League games through December 23
Two shrewd new coaches from the college ranks will help their teams, and rookies will aid others, but the likely winners are still the Celtics and the Hawks. With depth, plus Bill Russell and Bob Cousy, Boston should win a close eastern race, while big, brawling St. Louis faces less trouble in the West
The French Line is about to decommission the luxury liner 'Liberté,' a great but ancient lady of the sea. The author of this story is a practical man—he accepts automobiles and airplanes—but he also is a sentimentalist who insists that passenger ships represent the last truly civilized method of travel. Here he bids farewell to his favorite vessel and recalls her many charms
How not to worry