The Bloody Meeting
Photo: courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

"The Bloody Meeting"

One of the most famous photographs in hockey history. After the game won by his Unconscious Goal, Maurice Richard shakes hands with goalie "Sugar" Jim Henry. The picture speaks eloquently of the physical toll hockey took on players of that era: Henry himself was suffering from two black eyes that had to be taped to stay open. Afterwards, in the locker room, Richard went into convulsions and had to be sedated.