Thursday, December 31, 2009

He Shoots, He Scores!

Have you heard of Lester Patrick? He was one of the great old-time managers who would, on occasion, take the ice himself during a game. Check out this story from Wikipedia about the 1928 Stanley Cup finals:

"Patrick is famous for an incident which occurred during the Stanley Cup finals of 1928. At the age of 44, while serving as coach and general manager of the Rangers, Patrick inserted himself into a playoff game to play goal against the Montreal Maroons due to an eye injury to starting goaltender Lorne Chabot. Patrick allowed one goal in helping the Rangers to an overtime victory. The Rangers went on to win the Stanley Cup."

Thank you to Rich Eisen of the NFL network for talking about this story on the Dan Patrick Show yesterday.

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