tom reid, who only scored a total of 17 goals in his career, scored a rare penalty shot goal on October 14th, 1971, against ken dryden. It was the only penalty shot ever scored against dryden.
“this is the goal, this is the goal that almost made me famous. … he tripped me, and i went into the boards. the ref asked if i was okay and i said, ‘yeah, im fine, does he have a penalty?’ and the ref replied, ‘not only that, but you have a penalty shot.’ my coach looked at me and asked the ref if i had to take it. i tried to convince him i had a broken leg. j.p. parise told me, ‘just put the damn thing behind him.’ when i got on the ice, there was absolutely no sound, just complete silence. i shot it, and it went in between his legs. it was a perfect goal.”