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    Apparently in Hockey each team has one backup goalie. Makes sense. But, you may ask, what happens when both goalies are injured during a game? Good question. What happens is that the home team supplies a third goalie, available to both teams, in such a situation. Well, guess what happened in Toronto? Carolina lost both their starting and backup goalie, and the emergency goalie, the Zamboni drive for Toronto, had to come in and play goalie for Carolina. After letting in the first two shots he stopped eight in a row and helped Carolina to the win.

    https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...lie-hurricanes

    No word on if he still had to clean the ice after the game.

  • #2
    I believe the official rule reads: Oh, you're all out of goalies? Sorry, we'll loan you one, eh.

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    • #3
      Such a great story for this guy. 42, had a kidney transplant in 2004.

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      • #4
        Love that story!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beakumhawks View Post
          Apparently in Hockey each team has one backup goalie. Makes sense. But, you may ask, what happens when both goalies are injured during a game? Good question. What happens is that the home team supplies a third goalie, available to both teams, in such a situation. Well, guess what happened in Toronto? Carolina lost both their starting and backup goalie, and the emergency goalie, the Zamboni drive for Toronto, had to come in and play goalie for Carolina. After letting in the first two shots he stopped eight in a row and helped Carolina to the win.

          https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/...lie-hurricanes

          No word on if he still had to clean the ice after the game.
          I think something similar happened with another team a few years ago, not that it doesn't make this story any less cool.

          What I want to know is this: If the home team supplies the third goalie and the road team ends up being the one who needs him, what incentive does he have to make a good-faith effort to play well, assuming his rooting interest is for the home team (which may be an overreach on my part!)? Is the "dream fulfilled" angle enough to keep everyone honest? Does he get paid more to fill in for the road team than for the home team? So many questions!!

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          • #6
            This happened to the Chicago Blackhawks two years ago.
            https://www.esquire.com/sports/a1964...backup-goalie/

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