When this story came out, we weren't aware that the NHL has this protocol in play.
Scott Foster was in attendance at the Chicago Blackhawks game but he was an ordinary fan. Foster is a recreational goaltender who was at the game in case either team had an emergency.
Usually, his game going experience involves dinner and watching the game, but he was called into action unexpectedly.
“The initial shock happened when I had to dress. I think you just kind of black out after that,” Foster said.
Both the regular goalies were out and Foster was in to defend the goal against the Jets.
Foster killed it without letting a goal get past him! Not bad for a guy who had never played in the NHL before. The team was ecstatic!
NOTHING GETS PAST EMERGENCY GOALTENDER SCOTT FOSTER 😎🔥 pic.twitter.com/1pfZCLw7iU— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 30, 2018
“He was great,” defenseman Brent Seabrook said. “I think the boys were doing whatever they could to help him out. He made some big saves. Fun night.”
Hilarious post-game interview from 36-year-old Scott Foster, who was called into action as the Blackhawks Emergency Backup Goaltender tonight pic.twitter.com/p4ExOQz8oA— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) March 30, 2018