Inaccuracies in the NHL record? Henri Richard's phantom game
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07-12-2012, 09:22 AM
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Entire games used to be 'phantom' played back in the early days. I recall reading about a Rangers game that couldn't be played in the early thirties because of some scheduling issue and the short term backup venue plans fell through so Lester Patrick fudged the paperwork, the players got paid anyway, and the league recorded a game that hadn't been played. I believe it was in Selke's memoirs.
What was the score?
Phantom games are common with rules governing the minimum number of players that must dress ans be listed on the game sheet.
So an injured player dresses, appears on the game sheet but sees no ice time.
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