Twitter blows up as Leafs lose to emergency goalie David Ayres
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Nothing brings the sports world together quite like an emergency goalie in the NHL.

As expected, Twitter users had a field day when 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres was forced to enter Saturday's game for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ayres' wife was obviously quite nervous for her husband.

As the Hurricanes continued to control the game with Ayres between the pipes, the tune on social media changed to disbelief that the Leafs actually lost to their minor-league Zamboni driver.

Carolina won the game 6-3, outshooting Toronto 49-26.

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