Sport: Vive le Rocket!

Canadians have learned to be fond of the imported games of football and baseball, but their first love is their own game: ice hockey. Much of .that love is lavished on one star: French Canadian Maurice ("the Rocket") Richard, the best professional player on skates—and the man with the hottest temper.

Just about the only record that has eluded the Rocket in his 13-year career with Les Canadiens is the single-season point-scoring championship (which includes points for both goals and assists). This season, with only three games left, that final honor seemed to be his. Then last week, in a game against...

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