When he first came into the NHL, and also against the Soviets, Ken Dryden wore one of the ugliest masks known to men, the one that made him look like an Orc chieftain weeping blood in The Lord of the Rings.
Georges Vezina had one of the most original nicknames in hockey history: "The Chicoutimi Cucumber." The name came from the small town in Quebec where he lived and the fact that writers said he was "cool as a cucumber.
1979: Montreal's Ken Dryden becomes the first goaltender to win 30 or more games in each of his first seven NHL seasons. Dryden gets his 30th and final win of the 1978-79 season in the Canadiens' 4-1 victory against the Red Wings at the Forum. He retires a few weeks later after helping the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup for the fourth consecutive year.