On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

47- SAM LOPRESTI BLACKHAWKS-j(Picture courtesy from sportsmania101.com)

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History,

On March 4, 1941 at the Boston Garden, Chicago Blackhawks goalie Sam LoPresti stopped 80 shots on goal yes 80.  Unfortunately for LoPresti and the Hawks the Bruins got 3 shots by him and defeated the Blackhawks 3-2.

LoPresti played two seasons with the Blackhawks going 30-38-6. His NHL career ended when LoPresti enlisted in the Navy to fight during WWII.  He was on the Navy ship SS Roger B Taney which was torpedoed and sunk.  LoPresti survived but never played hockey in the NHL again.

He was a charter member of the US Hockey Hall of Fame inducted in 1973.

On this date 72 years ago LoPresti somehow made 80 saves and still lost.

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