Obscure Jersey Thursdays: Kelly Hrudey

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Obscure Jersey Thursdays: Kelly Hrudey

People in Canada get to see this schlub Saturday nights on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

Luckily, he's on the late crew. Nobody seems to care much about the late game.

East Coast biased much?

Of course.

I could care less about the western Canadian teams.

As for Kelly Hrudey, he was a decent 'tender.

He was a third stringer on the 1987 Canada Cup team and played in the infamous 'Eastern Epic': a game that went to a fourth OT as he set a playoff record with 73 saves.

Most importantly, he was part of the '93 L.A. Kings that took on Patrick Roy and the Montreal Canadiens in the Cup finals.

Of course, '99' percent of the credit deserves to go to Gretzky for getting them there.

Although they didn't win, it was somewhat of a turning point in the NHL. It was the first southern U.S. team to make it that far into the postseason.

Even though they didn't win the Cup, Hrudey's ugly eastern-European-esque goalie mask will forever remain etched in the heads of hockey fans everywhere.

Thanks Kelly.

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