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Goalie News – Tuesday October 13, 2009

Saves of the Week

Game Reports

The big news in Boston was Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas sitting while Rookie Tuukka Rask got his second straight start. “Win and you’re in” is not an uncommon approach for coaches – but not when your #1 is the reigning top goalie in the NHL. In the end Rask didn’t take full advantage of the opportunity as the Avalanche won 4-3.

Jeff Deslauriers got his first start of the season and withstood an early push by Nashville. At the other end of the rink Pekka Rinne didn’t have such a great night. He was pulled after letting in 4 of the first 9 shots of the game. Oilers pound Preds 6-1. You can read more about the Oilers’ backup in Gene Principe’s article Pipe dream.

Chicago went down 5-0 to Calgary in just over 5 minutes in the first period and turned it into an NHL record-tying comeback – winning 6-5 in overtime. The wolves have got to be at the door of Cristobal Huet who gave up 2 goals on 5 shots. Anntti Niemi let in 3 more in a short span and was being jeered by fans himself on, but then the comeback was on. Read more in Hawks trailed 5-0 11:43 into game.
Veas Toskala let in 7 on 33 shots as the Leafs were easily handled by the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist 7-2.

Marc-Andre Fleury remained unbeaten in 5 starts making 30 saves as the Penguins handled the Senators 4-1. Pascal Leclaire who has had a good start to his first season as the Sens starter made 24 saves.

Martin Brodeur came up big stopping Alex Ovechkin in the shootout to preserve the Devils’ win over the Caps. José Theodore had a solid game for the Caps, especially in overtime.

Check out this fantastic diving glove save by Theodore

Jonathan Quick made 28 saves as the Kings beat the Islanders and Martin Biron 2-1.

Backup goaltender Antero Niittymaki has a second straight strong start, making 31 saves and getting an assist on the winning goal as the Lightning defeat the Panthers 3-2.

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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.