Sport: Late Finish

New York Ranger Goalie Chuck Rayner threw himself vainly in the direction of a hockey puck he could not quite see. The shot, winged at him from 25 feet away, burst through a melee of players and whirling sticks and into the net. The red light flashed to signify a goal. Thus, a little past midnight one night this week, the Detroit Red Wings won their first Stanley Cup in seven years.

Loyal Red Wing fans had waited all year for the moment, and the 13,000 or so of them in Detroit's Olympia Stadium sent...

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