Hockey: The Golden Goal

The only thing that stood between Chicago Black Hawk Bobby Hull and goal No. 51 was the entire National Hockey League. By rights, even that should not have been enough. Hull, 27, has muscles (biceps: 171 in.) bigger than Cassius Clay's, a top speed of 23 m.p.h. and a lefthanded slap shot that is quicker (118 m.p.h.) than Sandy Koufax's fastball. By early this month he had used all three to easily tie the N.H.L.'s season record of 50 goals scored-but then the drought set in.

Every team in the league double-teamed, brutally...

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