taffy + chuck

Roaming charges: Chicago’s Taffy Abel (cheeks puffed) stands in for Charlie Gardiner, his stranded goalie, while New York’s Red Jackson threatens. The hometown Americans beat the Black Hawks 4-0 on the night, January 29, 1933, on the strength of two goals by George Patterson. “Had it not been for the sterling work of Taffy Abel,” reported The New York Times next day, “the big defense man who played almost the entire game for the visitors, the American rushes would have reached Chuck Gardiner many more times than they did.”