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Scott Foster's beer league teammates and opponents react to NHL debut with Blackhawks

Scott Foster's beer league teammates and opponents react to NHL debut with Blackhawks

By now, you've already seen and heard the story of Scott Foster and his historic NHL debut with the Blackhawks in a 6-2 win on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets, where he stopped all seven shots in an emergency situation.

It's a script that Hollywood would toss out if you presented it to them before any of this made it believable.

What makes the story even more special is the reaction it got from not only fans across the hockey community, but his fellow beer leaguers — both teammates and opponents, who were getting ready to hit the ice before realizing what was happening at the United Center.

And they couldn't believe it.

Our very own Michelle McMahon shared some text messages she received from players who were there and trying to process it all:

Here's proof:

We wonder how many of them were thinking it's not too late to keep their NHL dream alive?

If you're interested in following "Fozzy's" hockey career, he'll be playing in the semifinals for 200 x 85 against the Chicago Chargers at Johnny's IceHouse East next Friday, April, 6 at 9:30 p.m.

We have a feeling he'll be well-prepared for that.

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Attempting to rebuild Blackhawks into a Stanley Cup contender

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Attempting to rebuild Blackhawks into a Stanley Cup contender

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Adam Burish joins Pat Boyle to answer your mailbag questions. Among the questions they tackle: What was your favorite moment from the Blackhawks’ past season and were you surprised that Joel Quenneville didn’t make any changes to his coaching staff? 

They also discuss re-signing Vinnie Hinostroza, backup goalie options for Corey Crawford and who do they like in the Jets-Predators second-round series?

Plus, Burish looks at the Penguins roster and sees some similarities to the Blackhawks’ situation and attempts to rebuild a Stanley Cup contender.

Listen to the full podcast right here:

Where do Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews rank among NHL jersey sales in 2017-18?

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Where do Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews rank among NHL jersey sales in 2017-18?

The NHL announced their final jersey sales from the 2017-18 regular season, and there's a new name at No. 1.

Reigning Calder Trophy winner Auston Matthews edged out last season's winner Sidney Crosby as the top-selling jersey after finishing fourth in 2016-17.

The Blackhawks may have missed the playoffs for the first time since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were rookies, but that's not stopping fans from purchasing their merchandise.

Each of them stayed inside the top 10, although it's a drop-off from a year ago when Kane was second and Toews was third.

Here what the rest of the Top 15 looked like: