New York Islanders Top Fred Brathwaite NHL Highlights

ST CATHARINES, ON - DECEMBER 15: Zachary Fucale /
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Taking 50 Shots Against

As a member of the Calgary Flames in 1999, Fred Brathwaite emerged as an NHL starter. In the 1999-2000 seasons, Brathwaite would play 61 games for the Calgary Flames, putting up a 25-25-11 record along the way.

The Flames had just acquired Brathwaite the year prior as a free agent after spending the season bouncing around the AHL and the Canadian National Team. After an initial 28 game rookie year in 1998-99, the Flames gave him the reigns.

The Flames were ok, but outside of Valeri Bure, Jarome Iginla and Phil Housley the team was a no-mans land of NHL journeymen. Except for that young short guy by the name of Martin St. Louis.

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On December 14th, 1999, the Flames were on the road in St. Louis. The Blues were eventually crowned the league’s President’s Trophy winners after a 114 point campaign that season. They’re team featured players: Chris Pronger, Pavol Demitra, former New York Islanders Pierre Turgeon, and Al MacInnis.

Needless to say that the Flames were outmatched that night. But they came out of St. Louis with a point thanks to Brathwaite who stopped 49 of 50 shots on the night. 50!

He finished the night with a .980 SV% through three full periods and overtime. Can you imagine the Corsi-ratings for St. Louis Blues players? Off the charts I’m sure.

The Flames were able to get a goal on the board and that proved enough as Brathwaite earned his pay and a day off for that effort.