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Esposito brothers honored by Blackhawks, Tony shows off old mask

Though never teammates in Chicago, skate together for 'One Last Shift'

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Hawks honor Esposito brothers

STL@CHI: Phil and Tony Esposito honored in Chicago

The Blackhawks celebrate Phil and Tony Esposito by honoring the brothers on the ice pregame in Chicago

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The Esposito brothers finally skated on the same side in Chicago for "One Last Shift," and the younger sibling even dusted off his old goalie mask.

Phil Esposito, sixth on the NHL goals list, and Tony Esposito, who is 10th in wins among goalies, never skated together with the Chicago Blackhawks. Phil played in Chicago from 1963-67, and Tony played for the Blackhawks from 1969-84.

The brothers were honored by the Blackhawks on Wednesday before a game against the St. Louis Blues.

Tony Esposito eventually took his place next to Blackhawks goalie Cam Ward and modeled the old-style mask he used to wear, to the delight of players and fans.

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