it was a good day
On Thursday night, Scott Foster expected to head over to the United Center for a nice meal and a press box view of the Chicago Blackhawks as they faced the Winnipeg Jets down on the ice.
Instead, the 36-year-old accountant found himself in the crease — the only thing standing between the Jets and the net.
Foster is part of a roster of "recreational goaltenders," writes Jay Cohen at NBC Chicago, who attend Blackhawks home games in case either team needs an emergency puck-stopper. The 911 call came after Chicago's starting goalie, Anton Forsberg, was sidelined by an injury sustained during a "pregame ritual," and backup goalie Collin Delia was helped off the ice at the beginning of the third period due to muscle cramps.
Foster played goalie in college, and on Thursday his skills were on display as he saved all seven shots the Jets zipped his way. The Hawks won the game 6-2 — and Foster, well, he won his kids some bragging rights at school, he said. Watch some of his saves below. Kimberly Alters