March 29, 2016
Tony Esposito: Tony O
On March 29, 1970, Chicago’s Tony Esposito recorded his 15th shutout of the season in a 4-0 over Toronto. In doing so he set the modern day NHL record for most shutouts in a season.
Even more impressive is the fact that "Tony O" was a rookie that season. He went 38-17-9 that season, with a career-best .932 save percentage. Not surprisingly all of this earned him the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year, the Vezina trophy as top goalie, and a first team All Star designation.
Esposito also finished as runner up to Bobby Orr in Hart Trophy balloting as the NHL's Most Valuable Player.