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28 years ago today, Ron Hextall became the first goalie to take a shot, score a goal

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Truly, he is a hero for all goalies everywhere.

He had a hell of a shot, too, didn't he?

Other goalies were credited with a goal before Ron Hextall scored his first, but Hextall was the first to intentionally get his. It wasn't like Billy Smith being the last to touch the puck before the opposing team put it in their own net: it was much better than that.

Ron Hextall saw his opportunity. He took it. And he made hockey history.

He is a badass.