Hockey: Hawk on the Wing

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It is a shame that Charlie Hodge could not have been sitting in a front-row box at the Oakland Coliseum one night last week—instead of crouching in the nets, tending goal for the National Hockey League's Oakland Seals. Then he might have had a good look at the shot that beat him. For 57 frantic minutes, while a record crowd of 12,025 howled itself hoarse, the improbable Seals—an expansion team that played its first game only last October—battled the fearsome Chicago Black Hawks to a 0-0 standoff. Outmanned, outskated, outshot, the...

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