A former NHL goalie for 14 seasons, Gilles Gilbert died Saturday at 74 years outdated, based on a Monday announcement from the Boston Bruins.
Gilbert performed a complete of 416 video games in his profession and with three groups — the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Pink Wings and Bruins. He compiled a 192-143 document with 60 ties, and in addition had 18 shutouts whereas tallying every a 3.27 goals-against common and .883 save proportion. Within the 1975-76 marketing campaign with Boston, Gilbert received 17 consecutive selections, which was an NHL document on the time.
Gilbert was the goalie for a number of massive moments in NHL historical past, being the one who gave up targets 498, 499 and 500 to Jean Beliveau (Montreal Canadians) in 1969-70. Beliveau turned the fourth participant in historical past to attain the five hundred mark, whereas Gilbert was only a rookie.
The Bruins are deeply saddened by the passing of former goaltender Gilles Gilbert, who spent seven seasons with the Black & Gold and ranks seventh in membership historical past with 155 wins. Our ideas are with Gilles’ household, pals, and teammates.
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In Sport 7 of the 1979 NHL Semifinals whereas with the Bruins, Gilbert was scored on with a game-tying objective from Montreal’s Man Lafleur with simply 1:14 to go in regulation. The objective got here after Boston was known as for having too many gamers on the ice. Within the contest, Gilbert had 47 saves, however the Bruins finally misplaced in extra time, 5-4. The Canadiens went on to win their fourth straight Stanley Cup championship.
In 1982, Gilbert was the goalie for the Pink Wings when the Vancouver Canucks turned the primary workforce in NHL historical past to attain two penalty shot targets in the identical recreation. (RELATED: Chicago Blackhawks Proprietor Rocky Wirtz Dies Unexpectedly At 70)
In 32 playoff video games (31 begins), Gilbert put up a 17-15 document with a 3.04 GAA. He additionally had a .895 save proportion and three shutouts to go together with it. Gilbert helped lead Boston to the 1974 Stanley Cup Last because the beginning goalie, however the Bruins misplaced to the Philadelphia Flyers in six video games.