The 2017-18 Chicago Blackhawks might stink, but that didn’t prevent Scott Foster from having a night he’ll never forget.

Chicago was handcuffed in net when goalie Anton Forsberg went down with an injury before Thursday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. Needing a warm body, the Blackhawks opted to sign the 36-year-old Foster, whose “pro” experience (if you can call it that) was a 21-game stint with Western Michigan University during the 2002-03 season and one game with the team in 2005.

Usually, when this happens, the emergency goalie sits in the stands and smiles at the surreal moment. For Foster, he was actually called into action.

In the third period against the Jets, Hawks goalie Collin Delia went down, meaning Foster got his moment to shine.

This guy was an NHL goalie.

People were understandably excited.

The crazy thing, Foster actually made some saves, despite his pants not matching the Hawks colors.

Foster finished the night with seven saves on seven shots, tying him for first in the NHL in save percentage (not counting qualifiers). In a perfect cap to the story, he was named the game’s first star for his breakout play.

Despite his performance, I can’t imagine Foster’s pro career will continue beyond Thursday’s game. However, with that said, who cares?

Foster got his name called to play in the big leagues at 36 and actually performed at the highest level. How crazy is that? He can tell his family he’s an NHL goalie and a decent one to boot — even if it was for just one game.

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