Zach Sikich, 32, got to briefly be part of the Anaheim Ducks as their backup goaltender.
Sikich was brought in to temporarily serve as the backup goaltender because Viktor Fasth was unavailable and the player they called up, Jeff Deslauriers, couldn't get to the arena in time. "Coach (Bruce) Boudreau just wanted to give me a heads-up that there's a chance that I possibly may not be there the whole game," Sikich said. "He told me that. So I was like, 'Man, I'd like for the puck to drop at least.' Once the puck dropped, I'm like, 'All right'. Then I got the nod from the equipment guy once the goal was under review. That's when I scooted my way off the bench. I was hoping I could stay the whole game. The first period was good." That concludes the tale of Sikich's NHL career, but the former college and minor league player left with $500, some great memories, and an NHL jersey with his name on it. Sikich said the jersey was all he wanted and he plans to frame it in his office. Thu, Mar 14, 2013 08:20:00 AM