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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante was hit in the face with a shot by Andy Bathgate.
After getting stitched up, he returned to the ice with the goalie mask he’d been using in practice.
Plante, nonetheless, insisted that he wouldn’t return to the ice without proper protection.
After rattling off an 18-game win streak, few critics of the protective mask remained.
Even after they went out of style, Dominik Hasek continued to wear this type of mask until his retirement in 2008 and Chris Osgood still wears one with the Detroit Red Wings.
It featured a regular hockey helmet with a full bird cage covering the face, which soon after became quite popular.
The mask now rests at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.