Thursday, February 3, 2011
Brent Johnson sets some sort of record
Brent Johnson made history last night by becoming the goalie to have played the most minutes in a shutout only to lose credit for the SO because he had to leave the game. The record was previously held by Ron Low, who left a 4-0 game with 24 seconds left on December 29, 1972. Jacques Plante replaced Low and secured the Leafs 4-0 win over Pittsburgh.
When two goalies play in the same game where their team gets a shutout, neither goalie gets credited with the shutout. Instead the team gets credited with the SO. But that was a heck of a fight between Johnson and Rick DiPietro.