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Baun Scores The Winner - On A Broken Foot

April 23, 1964
With his team down 3-2 in games to Detroit in the 1964 Stanley Cup, Toronto defenseman Bob Baun is carried from the ice on a stretcher after being hit in the right ankle by a Gordie Howe shot. But Baun returns and is a hero when his shot beats Terry Sawchuk 1:43 into OT. Baun plays Game 7 as Toronto wraps up the title with a 4-0 win. Only after the game does he go for X-rays, which reveal he has a cracked bone in his foot.

Sports Illustrated rated this the 15th Greatest Sports Feat of the 20th century

Bob Baun celebrates after his historic feat

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