Sport: Stanley Cup: Apr. 26, 1937

Tripping in hockey is an infraction of the rules that calls for a two-minute penalty. Faced with the choice of a two-minute penalty or a goal for his opponents, a shrewd hockey player will often chance the penalty, and this was exactly what Forward Herb Lewis of the Detroit Red Wings did last week when it looked as though Neil Colville of the New York Rangers had a clear shot at the Detroit goal. What happened in the next split second caused the liveliest controversy of the 1937 hockey season, probably settled its most...

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