History was almost made in the NHL tonight as Florida Panthers’ forwards Scottie Upshall and Derek MacKenzie were almost both forced into action as emergency replacement goaltenders. Why? Well, if both of a team’s goaltenders suffer injuries in the same game, the team has an option of dressing a roster skater as an in-game emergency replacement goaltender.
By: Adam Pyde – @Adam_Pyde
That’s right. Both Florida Panther’s goaltenders were injured in the same game.
I would never wish an injury on a player. Injuries suck. But this is a moment that I waited my entire life as a hockey fan to see and I could not have been more excited.
After Al Montoya left with injury, both Scottie Upshall and Derek MacKenzie were sent into the dressing room during a rare injury time-out just 26 seconds into the third period.