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04-19-2013, 05:50 AM
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This threads screaming out for the stories about backups back in the day who were comp'd tickets & paid a cash stipend to "be ready" just in case when only one goalie dressed. Hilarious stories. Cant remember name/location, but I think Detroit, guy sells the tickets, pockets the stipend, heads to a comfortable bar, gets loaded.... until the night when I think it was Sawchuk gets seriously cut open or whatever. This guy tracked down. Thrown in cut to the gills. Legend being what it is, stones Richard & the Habs or whomever.
Looks like a combination of Alf Moore - 1938 Playoffs and Claude Pronovost, January 14,1956:

http://www.flyershistory.com/cgi-bin....cgi?H19550122

Pronovost a minor leaguer, Canadiens farmhand, just out of junior replaced an injured Sawchuk then with Boston, against the Canadiens and their collection of superstars, winning 2-0.

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