Tough Night For Roger

Roger Leger, who was in the running to replace Dick Irvin as coach of the Canadiens, a job Toe Blake was eventually given, also managed to get his bridgework stuck in his throat one night against Detroit in 1948 which caused the team to lose the game.

The Canadiens were winning by one goal late in the game and as the puck came back to Leger on the blueline from a faceoff, Ted Lindsay rammed his elbow into Leger’s mouth, forcing the guy’s bridgework down his throat. Leger left the puck sitting there as he choked and panicked and skated for the bench and a Detroit player grabbed the puck and tied the score.

Soon after, the Wings popped the winner.

 

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