Arguably the single most recognizable mask of all time, the story goes Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall drew a huge black stitch mark, at Gerry Cheevers’ request, where the puck had struck his mask during a practice, leaving his teammates in stitches. However, Cheevers had tried the stitches gag at least once before in the late ’60s. Regardless, it was a hit with his teammates, fans and the media, and Cheevers continued to add stitches to his mask every time a puck struck it. (Tony Triolo/SI)
GALLERY: Top 10 NHL Goalie Masks (1967-82)

Arguably the single most recognizable mask of all time, the story goes Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall drew a huge black stitch mark, at Gerry Cheevers’ request, where the puck had struck his mask during a practice, leaving his teammates in stitches. However, Cheevers had tried the stitches gag at least once before in the late ’60s. Regardless, it was a hit with his teammates, fans and the media, and Cheevers continued to add stitches to his mask every time a puck struck it. (Tony Triolo/SI)


GALLERY: Top 10 NHL Goalie Masks (1967-82)

U.S. President Ronald Reagan reacts after scoring against USA Olympic team goalie Bob Mason during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden in Washington, September 29, 1983. Behind the president are members of the Washington Capitals and members of Team USA for the 1984 Winter Olympics. Far left is Vice President George Bush.  (Ed Reinke/AP)
GALLERY: Athletes visiting the White House

U.S. President Ronald Reagan reacts after scoring against USA Olympic team goalie Bob Mason during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden in Washington, September 29, 1983. Behind the president are members of the Washington Capitals and members of Team USA for the 1984 Winter Olympics. Far left is Vice President George Bush.  (Ed Reinke/AP)

GALLERY: Athletes visiting the White House