The Chicago Blackhawks were already without their starting goaltender, so when back up Colin Dellia went down with a third period injury against Winnipeg they tapped 36-year-old local accountant Scott Foster to enter the game. Foster, who had never played professionally, but did play college hockey for Western Michigan, stepped in and lived every fan’s dream by stopping 7 shots during 14 minutes of shutout net minding to preserve the win.
Both of the Chicago Blackhawks goalies got injured tonight. So a 36-year-old guy named Scott Foster, who hadn’t played a competitive hockey game since college in ’05, came in with 13 minutes left to save the game. pic.twitter.com/kmdn5B6v6t
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 30, 2018
NOTHING GETS PAST EMERGENCY GOALTENDER SCOTT FOSTER 😎🔥 pic.twitter.com/1pfZCLw7iU
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) March 30, 2018
In an epic postgame interview, Foster explained that he was literally at work, accounting, earlier in the day before signing a contract to be the emergency goalie for the night. He obviously never thought he would get in. This guy is awesome. Step aside Rudy.
Epic postgame interview from emergency backup goalie Scott Foster, a 36-year-old accountant who played 14 minutes in goal for the Blackhawks in his NHL debut last night and made 7 saves on 7 shots pic.twitter.com/b1mNNIC1zN
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 30, 2018