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The Bruins were at home to Toronto with the Leafs leading 2-1 when Eddie Shore saw the Leafs' scoring champ Ace Bailey in his path. Catching Bailey from behind, he flipped him into the air with his shoulder. Bailey hit the ice with a dull thud and lay motionless. He hovered between life and death for several days and, although he pulled through, he never played the game again. In February of 1934, Maple Leaf Gardens hosted an exhibition game between the Leafs and a team of NHL All Stars in benefit of Ace Bailey. This event is considered by most to be the first NHL All Star Game. This vintage photograph, often reproduced for publication, pictures the members of both teams posed in three rows. Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz are here along with the greatest players of the period, each wearing a unique uniform designed especially for the event. Original 20-inch wide panoramic image, stamped by Alexandra Studios, Toronto, complete with vintage ornate wood frame. In excellent condition despite a slight tear at one edge.
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