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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Today In NHL History - Canucks Fartgate

On January 18th in 2023, a fart sound was heard on Sportsnet during the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks broadcast. Without skipping a beat, Canucks play-by-play legend John Shorthouse quipped to his partner John Garrett "Was that you?". Cheech denied it and Fartgate was born.
The moment in question occurred when netminder Colin Delia slid to his left whilst corralling an Alex Killorn clear during a Canucks powerplay, with three minutes remaining in the first period. When approached days later after Fartgate went viral, Delia admitted "It was my skate".
Delia and teammate Thatcher Demko recently began using a one-piece carbon goalie skate by TRUE that is notorious for making untoward sounds with any movement. So, expect more fart noises from Canucks goaltenders going forward.

The Lightning beat the Canucks by a score of 5-2.

That's today in NHL history.