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The Rocket lit up hockey

Updated: May 12, 2004, 10:28 AM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

"We played for The Rocket because we knew he was the home-run hitter. He could put the puck in the net. And that's why they call him the Babe Ruth of hockey," says former teammate Dickie Moore about Maurice Richard on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Maurice Richard, who combined blazing speed with a devastating shot, will be profiled on Tuesday at 8 and 11 p.m. ET.

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Few athletes could fire up fans like Maurice Richard. Name another athlete who had a city riot ...

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