To be a goalie in the NHL, you have to be a different breed of person. A job where you are asked to stop ninety mile an hour shots streaming at you from every angle. Some nights, you can have razor sharp focus and can seemingly stop a golf ball. However on those bad nights, with a bad bounce, bad defense, or if you’re just not on your game, that same goalie seemingly can’t stop a beach ball.
On those bad nights where nothing seems to be going right for the goalie, the coach will normally elect to go ahead and make a goalie change. Maybe it is to shake things up, wake the team up to their poor play, or simply just get the guy the heck out of there for it isn’t his night.
On this night in Washington D.C, Flyer goaltender Rick St. Croix had a bad night. A really bad night. A historically bad night - and no change was made. With that, he set the team record for the most goals let up by a Flyer goalie in a single game.