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The Big M-nity: The Black Hawks lost the first two games of the 1962 Stanley Cup Final, away, in Toronto, but when they got home to the Chicago Stadium on April 15, they turned it around, beating the Leafs 3-0. Heading into the game — hoping, I guess, to aid in the effort — a vehement Chicago fan carried a pre-noosed effigy of Maple Leafs’ winger Frank Mahovlich to the rink for the purpose of casting it down on the ice. Attendants confiscated it before that happened: here, above, chief Stadium usher Lester Modesti gives Johnny Gottselig (left) a look, the one-time Black Hawk star who was the team’s Director of Public Relations. Unintimidated, the Leafs eventually prevailed in the series, winning the Cup in six games. It was their first since 1951.

faux frank