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Gordie Howe scores again

From the frozen ponds of rural Saskatchewan to hockey's big league in the Motor City, Gordie Howe was perhaps the game's most dominant player of his era. From 1946 to 1971 he was the star right winger for the Detroit Red Wings, setting league records and winning the Stanley Cup four times. CBC Archives presents a selection of clips about the man fans know as "Mr. Hockey."

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April 11, 1963: the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs are squaring off in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. At age 35, Gordie Howe has led his team in points during the regular season and is on his way to tying teammate Norm Ullman for post-season points. In this clip from CBC Sports, Howe effortlessly adds to his tally as he knocks in the puck while gliding past Leafs goalie Johnny Bower.
• Gordie (Mr. Hockey) Howe began playing with the Detroit Red Wings in 1946 and stayed with the team for 25 seasons.

• In 1949 Howe set a Red Wings franchise record for goals in a playoff series, scoring eight goals over seven games against the Montreal Canadiens. His record stood until May 1, 2008, when Johan Franzen, also of the Detroit Red Wings, scored nine goals in just four games in a series against the Colorado Avalanche. 

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: April 11, 1963
Program: Hockey Night in Canada
Announcer: Bill Hewitt
Duration: 00:55

Last updated: June 13, 2012

Page consulted on October 31, 2014

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