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1. In 1950, what star Montreal Canadians goaltender suffered a nervous breakdown, forcing him to retire at the age of 35?
2. The first televised NHL All-Star game was on October 8, 1950. Which NHL arena was this All-Star game played in?
3. On October 9, 1952, what legendary Montreal Canadians announcer would call his first NHL game on radio?
4. What famous member of the "Kraut Line" would come out of retirement on March 18, 1952, to help Milt Schmidt achieve his 200th goal?
5. From 1950-52, the Chicago Blackhawks who were probably the most dismal team in the NHL and for the most part, had been subjected to only one highlight game during that period. On March 23, 1952, what Chicago Blackhawks player gave Chicago a highlight game by scoring three goals in 21 seconds?
6. What Toronto Maple Leaf player scored the infamous Stanley Cup winning goal against the Montreal Canadians in 1951, then died in a plane crash a few months later?
7. From 1940-1994 the New York Rangers would be cursed by not winning a Stanley Cup. In 1950, the New York Rangers would make it to game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals but eventually lose. What team did they lose to?
8. During a game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs in 1950, Red Wings superstar Gordie Howe would suffer life threatening injuries when he crashed into the boards. During the next contest between these two teams, Detroit sought retribution. Which member of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization quoted: "The Lord and 12 apostles couldn't have kept the Red Wings under control tonight", after the first game between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs following Howe's injury?
9. Who coached the Chicago Blackhawks from 1950-52 with a dismal coaching record of 30-91-19?
10. During the 1952 Stanley Cup playoffs, the tradition of throwing what objects on the ice would become popular?
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