Zach Fucale sets NHL record

Published January 9, 2022 at 10:02

Is Zach Fucale trying to muddy the waters on the Washington side? The Quebec goaltender got the start against the Wild in Minnesota and did extremely well again. The day before, he had come as reinforcement to goalkeeper Ilya Samsonov and he had stopped all seven shots directed at him.

On his second NHL start, Fucale managed to put his name in the record book by becoming the goaltender who was able to keep the opponent from scoring goals for the longest period of time to start his career in the NHL.

The former goalie for the Montreal Canadiens organization beat the 102 minutes and 48 seconds mark that had been held by Matt Hackett of the Wild since December 8, 2011. The new record set by Fucale is now 138 minutes and seven seconds.

We can't miss the fact that Carl Hagelin scored in his own net in this game. The Capitals forward made a pass while he was in the Wild territory and Fucale was on the bench due to a penalty delay. However, Hagelin's pass never found a taker and ended up in the bottom of the Caps' net.

Of course, this did not end up in the goal column for Fucale, which allowed him to set his record. Unfortunately for him, Mats Zuccarello managed to outsmart him with only 35 seconds left in the game. The Wild finally escaped with a 3-2 win in overtime.


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