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“I am an accounting professional with experience in financial services. I have expertise in fund accounting and financial reporting.”

That’s the first sentence on the LinkedIn page of Scott Foster, a 36-year-old accountant (duh) who works in Chicago and played college hockey more than a decade ago. Tonight, he played his first competitive game since finishing his career at Western Michigan University in 2006—for the Chicago Blackhawks, who picked him up as their emergency goaltender today, and then found themselves actually having to play him in the third period of tonight’s game against the Jets.


Everyday goaltender Anton Forsberg—who himself is a replacement for Corey Crawford, who’s been struggling with a concussion—was a scratch after being injured in practice this morning, and so backup Collin Delia took his place tonight. When Delia was injured in the third period, with the Blackhawks leading 6-2, there was no one to step in but Foster. And the guy did it! The accountant blocked all seven shots he saw:

Tomorrow, he’ll go back to his day job, but tonight? Emergency goalies remain the best kind of cheesy sports story.

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