Who was the backup goalie in the game in which Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs scored 10 points against the Boston Bruins?
Gilles Gilbert, the Bruins’ number one netminder, was injured. The Bruins had re-acquired all-star goalie Gerry Cheevers, and February 7, 1976 was his first game in a Bruins’ sweater since the team won the Stanley Cup in the spring of 1972. But Boston coach Don Cherry realized Cheevers was rusty, and went with little-used Dave Reece in goal that night.
So that would mean that Gerry Cheevers was the backup that night, but Dave Reece, who was the starter, was the regular backup.