Number two goaltender gets number 30

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Peter Budaj will wear the sainted jersey number immortalized by Chris Nilan … not to mention Mathieu Garon and, uh-oh, David Aebischer.

But two great Canadiens goaltenders, Gump Worsley and Rogie Vachon, wore number 30.

So did  Tony Esposito (fleetingly), Phil Myre and Wayne Thomas..

Other notable 30s: Turner Stevenson and  Keith Acton.

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A video tribute to Numero 30:

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