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Hall of Famer, 75, who invented slap shot, was on six Canadiens teams that won Stanley Cup.

ATLANTA -- Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, who was credited with inventing the slap shot and helped the Montreal Canadiens win six Stanley Cups in the 1950s and early '60s, died Saturday after a brief battle with stomach cancer. He was 75.

Geoffrion died in an Atlanta hospital, the Canadiens said. His cancer was discovered during surgery last week.
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