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Goalie News Tuesday March 31, 2009

Habs Goalie on a Roll – Perfectionist Price gets his groove back Video: Price keeping Habs Alive

Carey Price Montreal Canadiens Goalie

photo thanks to Kaatiya

Goalies in the Blogs

Topic heats up: Hiller the No.1 goaltender? – Ducks blog
Minnesota Wild sign prospect, send goalie back to minors
Mindrust « The Goalie Guild
View From the Crease – An Amateur Goalie’s Perspective
Vintage Leafs: Goaltender Gord McRae
Five Hole Fanatics: Propaganda
Dryden weighs in on heavy expectations | Habs Inside/Out
Sens’ Elliott collects first NHL shutout
Caps recall Varlamov – Japers’ Rink
Hiller’s bold play leads Ducks
No secret to Blues success
Chicago’s Goaltending Situation
Hit on Luongo Causes Ridiculous Hockey Brawl : Hockey Beat
Lehtonen stops 49 in Thrashers’ 6th straight win | Sports News
Florida Panthers | Sun-Sentinel Blogs: Starting Anderson
Lehtonen update | Atlanta Thrashers
Bruins goalie handcuffs Flyers | Flyers Fan Central
Draft Experiment: Goalie Update 4 |
Toronto Maple Leafs – Mike Ulmer’s Blog: Pogge Needs To Reconnect With His Game

NHL Goalies

Kelly Hrudey – Today’s goalies can thank equipment advancement from
“On the topic of today’s goaltender, we discussed the transition from the so-called “stand-up goalie” to today’s version that makes many saves from their knees.
The question was posed, why didn’t my era adapt to this style more quickly?
The biggest reason certainly was the fact the equipment protecting us just wasn’t as effective as the gear worn by today’s goalies.”

 Mason is the man

Chris Mason has carried the Blues to a playoff berth.
The 32-year-old has started each of the Blues’ last 32 games, going 20-7-5 while cutting his GAA for the season down to 2.42 and boosting his save percentage from .899 to .917. He’s been getting better over the past few weeks, backstopping the Blues to five consecutive victories while allowing just nine goals on 135 shots — including four wins in as many games last week as the Blues climbed into eighth. 

Pogge needs to work on mental toughness Video – Justin Lacking Mental Toughness?
Scott Clemmensen, still banished to AHL, nabs Masterton nomination
Mason, Sedin, Ward earn NHL weekly honours
First-star salute for Blues’ Mason
St. Louis goaltender was 4-0 last week; Sedin, Ward also honoured for performances over the past seven days.

Game Reports

Backstrom makes it clear he’s not done
Henrik Lundqvist posts his 20th career shutout as Rangers beat Devils 3-0
Bobby Ryan, Jonas Hiller lead Ducks past Avalanche, 4-1
Hiller, Ducks keep scrambling

When goaltender Jonas Hiller sprinted out of the crease and dived near his blue line to knock a puck away from Colorado’s Cody McLeod on a would-be breakaway, it not only brought the Honda Center crowd to its feet, it brought a lump to the throat of everyone on the Ducks’ bench.
It also might have saved the Ducks’ season.

Women’s Hockey Goalies
Carolyn O’Leary, Editor

Canadian female goaltender Manon Rheaume has being practicing with the Flint Generals in Michigan for the past six weeks and is set to play a game with them against the Muskegon Lumberjacks on April 3, 2009 to raise money for the Manon Rheaume Foundation

Female goaltender Manon Rheaume to play for Flint Generals

NCAA Goalies

Other Goaltenders

Kearney Hub – Storm leave Fargo with another loss

for more on the Fargo Force visit the team web site.

Groenestege to start Wednesday

Oklahoma City Blazers goaltender Doug Groenestege returned to practice Monday and will start Wednesday, said head coach Doug Sauter.
Groenestege injured his right leg in the first period in a Game 2 loss at Mississippi last Thursday.
He left the game and was replaced by CHL All-Star starter Andy Franck. Franck stopped 18 shots but looked sharp in the loss.


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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.

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