Rogie made his NHL debut 45 years ago today

via cdn2.sbnation.com

Nice write-up on the Habs site.

February 18 1967: Vachon Makes NHL Debut With the Habs - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Called up for the Habs farm team in Houston, he 21-year-old rookie would face the Detroit Red Wings, and come out on the winning end with a 41-save performance. His first stop would be on a breakaway by Gordie Howe, in which Vachon came out to stop the 30-foot shot. "I expected to do it differently," said Howe. "But the kid made a heck of a save. He looks like a pretty good netminder." "There was no time to be nervous," Vachon said on facing the Red Wings legend. "I just thought about making the stop and not about who it was."

Read the whole thing. There are links to other Rogie articles, too.

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