Gordie Howe vs. Maurice Richard Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens, 1960 color 8mm Film

This is a color 8mm film reel recently digitized by Priceless Preservation of Ann Arbor (734-219-3916). It depicts excepts of game between Detroit and Montreal at Detroit's Olympia.

This footage was shot c. 1958-60 by the late Richard Maher. We have narrowed the time frame to the two coinciding seasons when Howe and Richard were both captains (1958-1960) based on the "C" on each of their jerseys. Hockey historian Jim Anchower (see below) has identified the game as taking place January 28, 1960 when Montreal beat Detroit 4-2. Besides Howe and Richard, other Hall of Famers featured in the film include Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk and Alex Delvecchio. Also, Mr. Anchower identified a point (1:47 into the excerpt) where we may catch a glimpse of an early mask worn by the great Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante, the first player to wear that kind of protection.

Music" Hockey Night in Canada", "Hit Somebody" by Warren Zevon

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Joseph Henri Maurice "Rocket" Richard PC CC OQ (; French: [ʁiʃaʁ]; August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens. He was the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, accomplish... More