Thatcher Demko’s 48-save shutout to force Game 7 was a very rare thing in NHL history

Thatcher Demko’s 48-save shutout to force Game 7 was a very rare thing in NHL history

Over the last few days, Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko has become a household name and stamped his name into the NHL history books. Coming in relief of an injured Jacob Markström, Demko won Games Five and Six, stopping 90 of 91 shots. That includes a 48-save shutout in Game Six, which forced a Game Seven against a red-hot, first-seeded Vegas Golden Knights.

The 24-year-old’s career was pedestrian before. During parts of three regular seasons, Demko posted a 3.02 GAA in 37 career games. Now, he can say he did something that Hockey Hall of Famer Jacques Plante accomplished 67 years ago.

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Here are some amazing stats compiled by TSN, ESPN, Sportsnet, and the NHL that put into perspective just how amazing Demko’s two games of near hockey goalie perfection was.

For maximum effect, please play Timothy Thatcher’s WWE theme while reading NHL Thatcher’s unbelievable stats and records.

Yeah, um, that’s pretty good.

Now Demko has the chance to become a god if he can win Game Seven. It should be a good one.

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