Whale of an ending for Gordie Howe
April 6, 1980
Gordie Howe, the most durable professional athlete in sports history, plays his last regular-season game at age 52. Skating for the Hartford Whalers, the living legend closes out his 32nd season by scoring a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings, for whom he played his first 25 years with in the NHL.
Howe's 801st NHL goal (15th this season) comes when he picks up a loose puck behind the Detroit goal, circles unchecked and beats goalie Rogie ...
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