Oh, were you thinking you were going to read about the Canadiens loss to the Washington Capitals tonight? Forget it. I’m not going to bother. It’s too disappointing after their big win in Detroit. So I’m moving on.
This post is about a puck instead.
I never caught a foul ball or home run at a ball game, or grabbed a flying puck in the stands. Although a ball did hit my seat at Shea Stadium when I was out getting a beer and hot dog (seriously), and I did take a puck in the mouth which broke a tooth when I was kid up at the arena in Orillia.
I did manage to get this though, some time ago. It’s an official goal puck scored by Yvan Cournoyer in 1972. The NHL issued a few goal pucks for about a year, then the idea fizzled out.
This one reads:
of the Montreal Canadiens
Scored an official National Hockey League goal
With the puck mounted above.
This goal, his 5th of the season,
was scored against the
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Date – Oct. 26, 1972
Period – 2nd
Time – 3.38