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Goalie News Friday October 2, 2009

Game Reports

While it was Joe Sakic’s night in Denver, Craig Anderson heard the crowd chanting his name in his first regular season game in Colorado winning with a 38 save performance:

“It couldn’t go much better for the start for us,” Anderson said. “It was a special night, and I’m glad I was able to be a part of it.”

Carey Price was terrific in turning aside 43 shots for an OT win. He sure seemed to spend an awful lot of time on his knees – at one point the HNIC commentators noted that he had spent time this summer with his (and the Senator’s) goalie coach working on staying in the butterfly when the puck was behind the net.

Price, Gorges lead Habs over Leafs

Mikka Kiprusoff had to preserve an early lead for the Flames, as the Canucks rallied to outshoot the Flames 23-7 over the last 22 minutes of the game. He saved the game with a paddle save with the ice tilted strongly in Vancouver’s favour.

Magnificent Miikka preserves win for Flames

Kiprusoff, Flames withstand late onslaught

Other Goalie News

Flyers putting their trust in goalie Emery | Flyers Fan Central

Regular Season Goalie Primer – The Goalie Guild

Top Ten Goalie Questions for 2009-10 Season « Tenders Lounge

And Finally…

You think it’s tough to play goal in Montreal and Toronto? Carey Price might be under the biggest microscope around and Vesa Toskala on the shortest leash in the league with fans salivating to see the Leafs’ goalie of the future today…but poor old Timmy Thomas wins the Vezina, Jennings and pretty much every accolade he could last year – and the fans in Boston are clamouring to replace him with Tuuka Rask before the season has even begun! At least the fans in Montreal and Toronto have reason to be disappointed based on last year. Thomas’ fault? He looks out of control. He makes it look too difficult. Hmmm, I seem to remember a pretty good goalie named Hasek like that.

Hub Hockey: Is It Too Soon To Already Be Doubting Thomas?

About The Author

David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.