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EVOLUTION

Oct. 16, 1991
Oct. 16, 1991

Table of Contents
Oct. 16, 1991

Dateline: The Author Returns To Yesteryear To Report On A History-Making Football Game
Bob Cousy
Orlando Cepeda
33! Lakers
  • In November of 1971, the Los Angeles Lakers went on a roll. Twenty years later, their 33-game win streak is still the longest in pro sports history

Fait Elkins
Lenglen Vs. Wills
A Call To Arms
What If?

EVOLUTION

CHANGING THE FACE OF THE GAME

This is an article from the Oct. 16, 1991 issue Original Layout

On a November night in 1959, in New York's Madison Square Garden, Jacques Plante, the Montreal Canadiens goalie, took a puck in the face; he was helped to the dressing room and stitched up. But Plante, his face sutured by some 150 career stitches, told his coach, Toe Blake, "I'm not going back on the ice without my mask." That fiberglass contraption was a product of Plante's own experimentation, and after he wore it on his return to the ice that night, hockey never looked the same.

1928
CLINT BENEDICT
Montreal Maroons

1959
JACQUES PLANTE
Montreal Canadiens

1964
TERRY SAWCHUK
Detroit Red Wings

1970
GERRY GHEEVERS
Boston Bruins

1973
DUNC WILSON
Vancouver Canucks

1974
DOUG GRANT
Detroit Red Wings

1976
GILLES GILBERT
Boston Bruins

1976
MIKE PALMATEER
Toronto Maple Leafs

1977
GILLES MELOCHE
Cleveland Barons

1976
GILLES GRATTON
New York Rangers

1978
BERNIE WOLFE
Washington Capitals

1978
DOUG FAVELL
Colorado Rockies

1979
CHICO RESCH
New York Islanders

1981
AL SMITH
Colorado Rockies

1982
DON BEAUPRE
Minnesota North Stars

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