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Wayne Gretzky has 894 career goals. One day at the Hockey Hall of Fame,
though, he needed a little help scoring the puck.
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Wayne Gretzky has 894 career goals. One day at the Hockey Hall of Fame, though, he needed a little help scoring the puck. (Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty Images)

This week on Only A Game, stories from the world of ice hockey. Wayne Gretzky gets a lesson from an employee at the Hockey Hall of Fame. The story of an NHL enforcer who didn't want to fight. And a retired English professor recalls an encounter 70 years ago with a hockey pro on the neighborhood ice. Join us!

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'The Great One' Gets Some Tips At The Hockey Hall Of Fame

Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL's career scoring record with 894 goals. But on a trip to the Hockey Hall of Fame he couldn't quite seem to find the back of the net.

3 Stories: Mental Health In The NBA, LeBron, Bullpen Carts

Sports Illustrated's Joan Niesen and The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay join Bill Littlefield.

John Scott: The 'Gentle Giant' Who Became The NHL's Last True Enforcer

When it comes to pro athletes, the stereotype does not always reflect reality. And there’s perhaps no greater example than former professional hockey player John Scott.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss the NCAA's billion-dollar bonanza. Also, Ichiro Suzuki returns to the Seattle Mariners. And footballer Sanchez Watt's Abbott and Costello moment.

Befriending A Hockey Pro On The Neighborhood Ice

In his story "Chasing Hy Buller," David Rubin recounts his meeting with a professional hockey player on a flooded field 70 years ago.

This program aired on March 10, 2018.

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