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AHL Goalie News — Saturday March 28, 2009

Features

  • Goalie Mike Brodeur started the season hot, came back to Earth, and is now finding his game again. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Dallas Stars beat writer Mike Heika takes a look at Stars goalie prospects, including projecting recently signed Richard Bachman to be the #1 goalie for the Texas Stars next season. (StarsBlog)

Game Reports

  • San Antonio Rampage veteran goalie Karl Goehring brought some heartbreak to his former Syracuse Crunch teammates, turning away 38 of 39 shots for a 4-1 win. (Crunch Hockey Blog)
  • Rookie goalie Michal Neuvirth earned his first career AHL shutout against the Binghamton Senators. (The Patriot News)
  • Grand Rapids Griffins G Jimmy Howard earned a franchise-leading 89th win, stopping a whopping 47 of 48 shots from the Norfolk Admirals. The Griffins clinched a playoff spot in a game overshadowed by referee Chris Cozzan being cut in the neck with a skate blade. (Grand Rapids Press)
  • Houston Aeros and Rockford IceHogs took Friday night’s battle, which ended regulation 2-2, went through overtime, and into a shootout that lasted more than 10 minutes and went 13 rounds. Aeros’ Anton Khudobin, who was recently called up from Florida of the ECHL, stopped 10 of 13 shots, but Rockford’s Antti Niemi bested him with 11 of 13 shots stopped. (Photos from The Third Intermission)

Game Photo

Houston Aeros and goalie Nolan Schaefer held Lyme Night to raise awareness about Lyme Disease, which Schaefer’s wife, Lisa, has suffered with for several years now. Fans were encouraged to wear lime green. Lime green tape was everywhere on players during warm-ups, including Nolan’s mummified stick. Alas, in all the lime madness, no free margaritas.

Nolan Schaefer - Photo by Fred Trask

Nolan Schaefer - Photo by Fred Trask

Transactions

Atlanta Thrashers recalled G Dan Turple from the Chicago Wolves. His first NHL call-up, he’s filling in for an injured Kari Lehtonen. (Atlanta Thrashers)

Rochester Americans recalled G David Shantz from Dayton. (Rochester Transactions)

Washington Capitals reassigned G Simeon Varlamov to the Hershey Bears, while recalling G Daren Machesney to the Caps. They’ve been juggling goalies a lot lately.  (Washington Captials)

About The Author

Heather Galindo

I cover the AHL Houston Aeros for ProHockeyNews.com, which has focused my passion for goaltending on minor league goalies mainly in the AHL. To stay abreast of every last drop of AHL goalie news, follow me at @InGoalMagAHL on Twitter while the big news, analysis, etc. will be posted here at InGoalMag.com. I was so inspired by watching the goalies here in Houston a few years ago that I went out and learned to skate and play hockey in order to become a goalie myself. So far I'm still more sieve than goalie, but I've never had more fun being so terrible at something!