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Lamothe's patience pays off

Originally Published: February 26, 2004
By Darren Pang | Special to ESPN.com

Perseverance is a wonderful trait.

LamotheI saw it firsthand on Monday in Edmonton, where Detroit Red Wings goalie Marc Lamothe played in just his third NHL game just days before his 30th birthday. When you are chasing a dream and loving the game, you can't quit, because you never know what is around the corner. Lamothe's family had flown in from Ontario for the game, but didn't know he was starting. The surprise got even better when he was selected as the No. 2 star in the 1-1 tie with ...

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