The worst goaltending performance ever?
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12-23-2012, 03:30 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: East Central Florida
This one qualifies on a technicality. I remembered it and looked it up many years later.
On November 24, 1966, Denis DeJordy was playing in goal for the Chicago Black Hawks at Toronto, when a penalty shot was called for. The Hawks' coach sent Glenn Hall into the game to defend, presumably because of his experience. Still, Frank Mahovlich scored the goal, whereupon Hall went back to the bench ands DeJordy returned to the ice. The Leafs won 6-3.
As the clock doesn't run during a penalty shot, Hall's record was one shot, no saves, one goal, in 0:00 playing time. One goal in zero minutes is infinity. Let's see someone beat that.
It would be odd if a Hall of Famer held this particular record, but remember that an ordinary goalie wouldn't get such a chance: the Hawks brought in Hall because of his great reputation.
(Even if they gave you credit for the five (?) seconds consumed by the typical penalty shot, that would be 12.00 goals per minute, or 720.00 goals per game.)
(Later that season, on January 6, 1967, Hall again came off the bench to defend against a penalty shot, and again allowed a score to Norm Ullman of Detroit. In this case, however, he stayed around and played for some time, and so must have had a better in-game average.)
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