While coaching the Port Huron Flags of the IHL during the ‘68-‘69 season, Ted Garvin came up with a unique approach when a penalty shot was called against his team. Rather than have his goalie between the pipes for the free shot, Ted put his biggest defenseman, Jerry “King Kong” Korab (later of the Buffalo Sabres) in goal, who was instructed to charge the unsuspecting shooter as soon as he crossed the blue line and flatten him. After Roger Neilson used the tactic in an NHL game, a rule was instituted that only a goalie could defend against a penalty shot.
From Kerry Fraser’s “The Final Call”
PHOTO (diebytheblade.com): Korab and longtime Sabres’ defense partner, Jim Schoenfeld, now Asst. GM of the NY Rangers.