UOK wrote:Hawks have been garbage, but the young guys were fun tonight and a 36 year old beer league player got called into action when the backup's backup got injured. Scott Foster was terrific in his cup of coffee, and the Hawks win 6-3.
its like a fairy tale come true for this guy
How did a 36-year-old accountant play goalie in Chicago Blackhawks' win?
A 36-year-old accountant made seven saves for the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game Thursday night.
Yes, you read that correctly.
After starter Anton Forsberg was hurt during what coach Joel Quenneville described as a "pregame ritual," and backup Collin Delia cramped up early in the third period, the Blackhawks turned to Scott Foster, an emergency goalie and married father of two who plays in two recreational leagues. He signed a contract, put on his gear and then, amazingly, stopped all seven shots he faced.
"The initial shock happened when I had to dress," Foster told reporters after Chicago's 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. "I think you just kind of black out after that."
In a postgame scrum with reporters, Foster estimated that he's attended 12 to 15 games this season as an emergency backup, which typically amounts to watching the game from the press box and eating dinner.
But not on Thursday night.
"A few hours ago I was sitting on the computer typing on a 10-key," Foster said. "Now I’m standing in front of you guys having just finished 14 and a half minutes of NHL hockey."
that's a pretty cool bright spot to a shit season
and this is pretty funny :
Can anyone top Foster's night?
While there's never been a man-off-the-street situation like Foster's, the Blackhawks had another pretty legendary situation involving an emergency goaltender in 1938 — and in the Stanley Cup Finals, no less.
The story, as outlined by The Los Angeles Times and others, goes like this: The Blackhawks were set to play the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 1, but their starting goaltender learned on the day of the game that he had broken his toe in the last game. The backup goaltender couldn't make it to Toronto in time. So the Blackhawks were forced to sign minor-leaguer Alfie Moore, who lived in the area.
Moore had played professional hockey at one level or another for a decade, but the twist is that on this day, he had supposedly been drinking.
"As the story goes, when Moore was picked to participate in the series, he was at a local bar," Brian Cronin wrote in The Times. "Various stories conflict over how drunk he was, but the main part of the story remained that he was plucked from a local bar on the afternoon of Game 1 and thrown into the Stanley Cup Finals."
Chicago went on to win the game, 3-1.