The NHL record book is filled with accomplishments by the greatest stars in hockey history -- Wayne Gretzky's record-setting 92 goals in 1981-82, Bobby Orr winning scoring titles as a defenseman and Martin Brodeur piling up 119 (and counting) shutouts are just a few.
But there are also guys in the record book that weren't household names -- players whose brush with greatness was confined to a single night.
Here are some of the greatest and most unlikely one-game performances in NHL history:
March 4, 1941
LoPresti, a native of Eveleth, Minn., lasted just two seasons and 74 games in the NHL, but that was more than enough time to earn his line in the record books for most saves by a goaltender in a single game.
LoPresti took the ice for Chicago at Boston on March 4, 1941, and was immediately under siege from the powerful Bruins, who were on their way to a first-place finish. The Bruins pelted the rookie goaltender with shot after shot, only to see him make the save. They did manage to get three pucks past LoPresti, but he set an NHL record that still stands by making 80 saves -- earning an ovation from the Boston Garden crowd despite the loss. No goaltender since that night has faced more than 73 shots.