Ron Tugnutt Baffles Boston: Bruins Lore

March 3rd, 2010 by Joe Gill Leave a reply »

This month marks the 19th anniversary of one of the most remarkable games ever played by an NHL goaltender.

It was March 21, 1991 at the Boston Garden. Adams Division rival Quebec was coming to town to take on the first place Boston Bruins.

The last place Nordiques had an uphill climb against one of the best teams in the NHL.

On paper, the Nords didn’t have the talent the Bruins had. However, in hockey, an inferior team can compete if their goalie can stand on his head.

Goalie Ron Tugnutt did just that—literally.

Tugnutt was one of five goaltenders used by Quebec over the season. Jacques Cloutier, John Tanner, Stephane Fiset, and Scott Gordon all played between the pipes for the Nords.

To say there was instability in the net for Quebec is an understatement.

Boston was an offensive juggernaut with the likes of Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Craig Janney, Ken Hodge Jr., and former Miracle on Ice Olympian Dave Christian. All of them finishe ...

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