Is that a statistical anomaly? Has that ever happened before or since
Mar. 16, 1941?
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, "dsreyn" <dreynolds@...>
> [also posted to the hockhist group]
> I came across this little tidbit this morning (the source apparently
> is the 2006 NHL page-a-day calendar):
> Mar. 16: 1941 - Montreal Canadiens coach Dick Irvin tries an
> innovative tactic by switching goaltenders nine times during a game
> against the New York Americans. Irvin alternates between Bert
> and Paul Bibeault at four- to nine-minute intervals and,
> astonishingly, produces a 6-0 win. Depite the success, the tactic
> would not be embraced by the coaching fraternity.
> OK, so that's an interesting historical curiosity, but here's why
> bringing this up. Montreal had two shutouts in the 1940-41 season
> (the other came on 12/28/40, a 3-0 win against the Americans).
> However, Bert Gardiner is credited with 2 shutouts that year (for
> example, in Total Hockey, and in the stats at LegendsofHockey.net).
> It looks to me like Gardiner only deserves credit for 1.