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Flames' Malarchuk focus of 30 for 30 story

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ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:14 PM ET

“Call my mom,” Clint Malarchuk recalls telling his equipment manager as the final few minutes of his life appeared to be ticking away, “and tell her I love her.”

Nearly a quarter-century after one of the most horrific injuries in sports history, the pain and fear of the moment is still etched on Clint Malarchuk’s face during ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 short documentary Cutthroat.

In the gripping 11-minute piece released Wednesday by award-winning director Steven Cantor, the Flames’ current goalie coach fights back tears throughout a tale most hockey fans remember all too well.

Mar 22, 1989 — a night the young Buffalo Sabres goalie is sure his mother is watching on her Calgary satellite dish — St. Louis Blues forward Steve Tuttle and Sabres defenceman Uwe Krupp barrel into Malarchuk in a seemingly routine goal-crease collision.


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