The last game in Artūrs Irbe NHL career was in April 4, 2004 between Hurricanes and Panthers. After ten long years, Artūrs Irbe gets another chance against Sharks, where he played his first five NHL seasons and is well remembered in San Jose. It's a pity that Arturs Irbe didn't get some symbolic time on ice. You can read full game recap with interviews - IRBE DRESSES IN 1ST NHL GAME SINCE 2004 IN SABRES VICTORY
P.S. Pēteris Skudra played 27 seconds for Sabres in 2000-2001 season game against Mighty Ducks.
Once a goalie, always a goalie. /Artūrs Irbe/
Artūrs Irbe and Sandis Ozoliņš has played 12 games against each other, but 230 in six seasons as teammates in Sharks and Hurricanes. Interesting fact is that, when Sandis Ozoliņš was traded from Sharks to Avalanche in 1995-1996 Sandis Ozolinsh won the Stanley Cup. Sandis Ozoliņš was traded again from Hurricanes to Panthers in 2001-2002 season, but in Stanley Cup finals competed Hurricanes lost to Red Wings.
Herberts Vasiļjevs and Pēteris Skudra has played one game against each other and one game as teammates in 2001-2002 season in Vancouver Canucks. The most interesting was a 5 game span in Penguins season 1998-1999 where Pēteris Skudra and Viktors Ignatjevs played as teammates. In this short time span Pēteris Skudra recorded his first shutout and Viktors Ignatjevs recorded his only assist in NHL.
Sergejs Žoltoks and Grigorijs Panteļējevs has played 6 games as teammates in Bruins 1992-1993 season. Sergejs Žoltoks and Grigorijs Panteļējevs have played three seasons as teammates in AHL and one in IHL. They will be remembered not just only a teammates but also a very good friends.
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- Clash of the Titans.