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80Re: 1940-41 combined shutout

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  • SIRE1499
    Jul 19, 2007
      Is that a statistical anomaly? Has that ever happened before or since
      Mar. 16, 1941?

      --- In hockey-databank@yahoogroups.com, "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.
      > Doug
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