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This shot is the result of about 10-12 games of experimentation in 1982. Shooting in the corner through a pain of glass for years, there were many incidents when there was great action right in front of me against the glass. Unfortunately, I was unable to photograph it because the light falls off in the corners and is impossible to shoot without external light. So, what I did was set up my little Vivitar flash unit on a tripod angled to the right of a pane of glass and connected it to a camera with a 24 mm lens which I kept around my neck. I shot the majority of the games with my 300 mm lens but when I saw anything coming toward that pane of glass, I quickly switched to the 24, hoping for THE shot. Most of them were not good enough, but finally this came along. A forearm shot to the head and an expression to die for. It ran on the AP network and was used extensively worldwide. Shot for Canadian Press
Recipient of a Canadian Press Award.
In my 'Sports and Action' collection.
In the NHL: Game On! photo essay.
Also by James Wiley
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