It is simply known as "The New Year's Eve Classic." Any good hockey fan knows exactly what game that refers to - the 3-3 tie between the famed Montreal Canadiens and famed Soviet Red Army on December 31st, 1975. So many people also refer to it as the greatest hockey game ever played.
What made this mid-season exhibition game so important? Why has it remained such a touchstone for so many people? What effect did have on the future course of the sport?
That is the focus of Todd Denault's new book The Greatest Game: The Montreal Canadiens, the Red Army, and the Night That Saved Hockey.
Watch for an interview with author Todd Denault later in the week!