STRANGEST STORY OF THE YEAR
A 36-year-old accountant made seven saves for the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game Thursday night.
The Blackhawks started with Anton Forsberg who was hurt during the pregame. Next up was backup Collin Delia who 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, somehow, 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.”
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.
NHL rules state that if both of a team’s goalies are forced out due to injury, a team is “entitled to dress and play any available goalkeeper.” And more recently, the NHL has required home teams to maintain a list of available area goaltenders who could fill in for either team in a pinch.
Jorge Alves, an equipment manager for the Carolina Hurricanes, was believed to be the first emergency goaltender of the to appear in a game when he suited up for the team last season. He spent just seven seconds on the ice.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/strangest-story-of-the-year/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DF7DA4C9-E75A-4917-9ED7-982892DB0F6F.jpeg?fit=640%2C480&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/DF7DA4C9-E75A-4917-9ED7-982892DB0F6F.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NHLblackhawks,Chicago Blackhawks,goalie,unbelievableA 36-year-old accountant made seven saves for the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game Thursday night. The Blackhawks started with Anton Forsberg who was hurt during the pregame. Next up was backup Collin Delia who cramped up early in the third period. The Blackhawks turned to Scott Foster, an emergency...Jeremy ONeillJeremy ONeilljtohockey@yahoo.comEditorJeremy O'Neill has earned a degree in journalism and is very passionate about sports. He has grown up playing just about every sport but hockey has always been his favorite. When Jeremy is not out playing sports he is inside watching them. Growing up in Michigan his favorite teams have always been the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions, and Pistons.MyFantasySportsTalk