Strange But True: On The Firing Line

On the average during the course of a hockey season, a team may have between 30 and 40 shots on goal. Sometimes they shoot more, sometimes less.

On March 4, 1941, goalie Sam LoPresti of the Chicago Black Hawks must have thought the Boston Bruins had declared war on him. In that game Boston took 83 shots on goal–a record. LoPresti blocked all but three. The Black Hawks lost by a score of only 3-2.

From The Giant Book of More Strange But True Sports Stories by Howard Liss. Illustrations by Joe Mathieu.

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