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3 Goalie stars for November 15, 2010: You Choose

Fan voting is now closed for this week, but be sure to check out the results. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard came back from injury to become one of only three goalies to win three games in the last seven days, but given the impressive performances of several of his puck-stopping peers that only got into two contests, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be a runaway winner of this week’s 3 Goalie Stars selection. In fact, he may be fighting for second place after Montreal’s Carey Price won all three of his starts between Nov. 7 and Nov. 13, including an impressive 2-0 shutout of the high-flying Vancouver Canucks and a save-of-the-year candidate in Saturday’s win over Carolina (video below the poll). Price finished the week with a .971 save percentage (and hopefully facing fewer questions that include the name Jaroslav Halak), but that was bested (barely) by Ottawa’s Brian Elliott. With so many good choices this week, InGoal Magazine needs your help more than ever to pick the 3 stars. The poll will run through midnight on Sunday, with the winner revealed Monday morning, and as we have every other week, we accept write-in votes and encourage campaigning among fans. [poll id=”17″] Carey Price makes an incredible glove save on Carolina’s Chad Larose...

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Gene Simmons of KISS swaps guitar for goalie gear

It was a scene that could only be explained by the presence of reality TV cameras: KISS frontman Gene Simmons strapped in goalie gear from head to ankle (he wore sneakers, not skates), in a shootout with a professional bull-riding cowboy draped in a denim hockey jersey. In a promotion even the wackiest of minor league baseball executives would envy, the Saskatoon Blades of the junior Western Hockey League managed to combine an upcoming Professional Bull Riding event with the presence of Simmons, his long-time partner and local-girl-made-good Shannon Tweed, and a film crew from their reality TV show, Family Jewels. After Tweed, an actress and former Playboy playmate, dropped the ceremonial first puck, the glam rocker was strapped up and summoned to stop six attempts from the cowboy-hats-and-skates crowd. (The denim jerseys were also worn by the hometown Blades during their win over the Portland Winterhawks). “Unbeknownst to me, right before half time, the crew comes over, ushers me into the dressing room, and they dress me up as a goalie!!!” Simmons said on his website. “No. I haven’t gained a ton of weight. That’s the padding under me. And around me. Oh yeah, I stopped four out of six pucks headed towards me!!!” Check out InGoal Magazine‘s gallery of Gene Simmons and KISS tribute masks. It wasn’t always pretty (see the Youtube video below), and he did...

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Brodeur talks to InGoal – Ancient Chest/Arm Unit to Blame for Injury ??

Old School Chest-and-Arm Protector let Devils star down? It looks like Martin Brodeur will have to get the sewing kit out and stitch some more padding on his ancient chest-and-arm protector. The good news for the New Jersey Devils is their hall of Fame goaltender doesn’t have any bones that need knitting. Brodeur left Wednesday’s game in Chicago early with a bruised right elbow from a Patrick Kane shot in the second period. Brodeur noted in the media scrum after the game, “It was a stinger. Hit me, not on the funny bone, but right on the nerves that...

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InGoal Testing Advertising

InGoal will be displaying ads in the next day or so and continue to do so for a limited time We are testing the displaying of ads at InGoal Magazine  now for a limited time. You might wonder why… After nearly three seasons our growth has been significant and to keep up with the tremendous demand – nearly 50,000 of you dropping by some days with a list of email subscribers 8,000 strong – we have had to upgrade our server, deploy a CDN (content distribution network), and employ a professional e-mail newsletter service. In short, to keep serving you and to expand to as many goalies as we can around the world, our hobby is beginning to get expensive. So for 15 days we are testing ads to see if they will help support our expansion without detracting too much from the experience of our readers. We value your support and we value your opinion. If you have any thoughts or comments about this (or anything else), please send us a note – an email to [email protected] will get to both Kevin and to David. Thanks for all your support and for your patience. – The InGoal...

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Three Goalie stars for November 1, 2010

At this point, InGoal Magazine may just have to consider re-naming the weekly awards after Boston Bruin’s standout Tim Thomas. No point in even pretending to add suspense to this week’s awards, as chosen by our readers, because Thomas dominated the poll almost as much as he’s been dominating NHL shooters so far this season. The only thing in doubt was who would finish second and third in fan voting for their play over the past week … First Star: Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins: Thomas earns his second straight weekly award after finishing an almost ridiculously good month of October with two straight shutouts – one in Toronto and another in Ottawa – in his only starts this week. Thomas will have to clear some space on the trophy case as the NHL’s monthly award is sure to follow after he went 6-0-0 in October with a mind-boggling .984 save percentage, and a 0.50 goals-against average that is the lowest in the expansion era (1967-68) through six games. He also tied the Bruins’ record for the fastest start, matching Tiny Thompson’s six-game perfection streak some 73 years earlier. In the process, the 36-year-old has quieted a lot of critics who wondered if his Vezina Trophy win two seasons ago was a one-off after he lost the starting job to impressive rookie Tuukka Rask last season. Turns out it was...

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