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Hank Bassen
Hank Bassen
Goaltender
Number: 1
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 180
Catches: Left
Born: Dec 6, 1932
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Johnny Wilson, Forbes Kennedy and Bill Preston for Ted Lindsay and Glenn Hall on July 23, 1957.
Hank Bassen, also known as Mr. Emergency, was between the pipes for some legendary moments in hockey history. Unfortunately for him, the moments were usually bad for his team and good for his opponents.

He was in goal the night Chicago beat Detroit 5-1 to capture the Stanley Cup in the sixth game of the finals in 1960-61. Though he had once played for the Black Hawks, Bassen had been traded to the Red Wings in the five-player deal that banished Ted Lindsay and Glen Hall to Chicago in 1957. When Terry Sawchuk moved to the Maple Leafs in 1964, the red-haired Bassen was overlooked for the number one slot and was forced to spend most of his time in the AHL. When he did play in the NHL it was as a backup to Roger Crozier, the Wings first choice.

In the 1966 Stanley Cup finals, Crozier wrenched a knee and Bassen played most of game four, giving up goals to Jean Beliveau and Ralph Backstrom as the Canadiens beat the Wings 2-1 at the Olympia. Beliveau would score another meaningful goal against Bassen on October 11, 1967. It was the first game ever for Bassen's Pittsburgh Penguins, and Beliveau's goal, aside from helping Montreal to a 2-1 win, was his 400th career marker.

After retiring, Bassen, who had two sons play professional hockey, kept his hand in hockey, managing the junior Calgary Wranglers from 1984-86.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80