Sport: A Goalie's Debut

The Red Wings famed right wing, long a fearsome sight to pro goalies, bore down on the cage and fired low and hard. Sprawling, the New York Rangers' rookie goalie flung out his left leg, and the puck thunked into it. At the next whistle, a Ranger defenseman skated over to the goalie. "Nice stop on Gordie Howe," he said. "Who the hell is Gordie Howe?" asked Goalie Jack McCartan politely.

Fresh from his splendid performance in the U.S.'s upset victory in the Olympics, McCartan was as unawed by the National Hockey League stars as...

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