Max Lagace of the Chicago Wolves became the first goaltender in American Hockey League history to be credited with scoring a Calder Cup Playoff goal during Saturday night’s Western Conference Finals game in San Diego.
With an extra Gulls attacker on the ice during a delayed penalty, Lagace made a save on a shot by Isac Lundestrom. San Diego maintained possession, and moments later Lundestrom’s backwards pass from center ice missed its connection and slid into vacated net.
The goal, at 10:49 of the third period, gave Chicago a 4-2 lead. The Wolves went on to a 5-2 victory, and now have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Lagace also made 19 saves in the game to earn the win.
Goals Scored by AHL Goaltenders
Darcy Wakaluk, Rochester – Dec. 5, 1987 at Utica
Paul Cohen, Springfield – Mar. 28, 1992 vs. Rochester
Robb Stauber, Rochester – Oct. 9, 1995 at Prince Edward Island
Christian Bronsard, Syracuse – Oct. 30, 1999 at Rochester
Jean-Francois Labbe, Hartford – Feb. 5, 2000 at Quebec
Chris Mason, Milwaukee – Oct. 15, 2001 at Utah
Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia – Apr. 11, 2004 at Hershey (OT goal)
Seamus Kotyk, Milwaukee – Apr. 17, 2005 at San Antonio
Drew MacIntyre, Manitoba – Feb. 20, 2008 at Chicago (OT goal)
Chris Holt, Binghamton – Mar. 19, 2010 vs. Rochester
Reto Berra, Lake Erie – Jan. 16, 2015 at Chicago
Jonas Gustavsson, Bakersfield – Mar. 24, 2017 vs. San Diego
Alex Nedeljkovic, Charlotte – Mar. 10, 2018 vs. Hartford
Tristan Jarry, W-B/Scranton – Nov. 14, 2018 at Springfield
Max Lagace, Chicago – May 25, 2019 at San Diego (playoffs)