The Boston Bruins' Gerry Cheevers in 1978

Ever stare down a piece of rubber that’s rocketing at your head at over 100 miles per hour?  Would you do it without a helmet?  Before modern-day netminders could dazzle crowds with acrobatic stops, hockey goalies had to be a lot more careful with their crania.  As the invention of hockey’s goalie facemask turned 50, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou celebrated the innovation.