Arguably the single most recognizable mask of all time, the story goes Bruins trainer John "Frosty" Forristall drew a huge black stitch mark, at 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.
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