"I got the call." the emergency backup goalie said: "'Come on down, bring your gear, get dressed.'" Plus, 7 other things worth a click.
Here's some weird hockey trivia. At any NHL game, there's a nonzero chance that before the end of the match, someone watching from the stands will wind up playing for one of the teams on the ice.
It's because of the NHL rule on “EBUGs,” or "emergency backup goalies."
These are backups to the backups, available if a team loses both its starting goaltender…