Honest-to-goodness NHL hockey is back tonight! (Sort of.) But if you need some novelty to ease the transition from the Olympics to the stretch run, Saturday marks the fourth and final Stadium Series game. The Penguins will take on the Blackhawks at Soldier Field, and as is tradition, both goalies will take the ice…
We now have the masks for all three of Team USA's Olympic goaltenders, after designer Ray Bishop posted photos of Jimmy Howard's on his company's Facebook page.
We've already seen Ryan Miller's America-out-the-ass mask for the Sochi games. Now we've got Jonathan Quick's. Patriotic? Meh. Shiny? Oh my, yes!
Designer Ray Bishop has released images of the mask that Ryan Miller will wear in Sochi, and it is America all over.
That up there was the mask U.S. women's hockey goalie Jessie Vetter was going to wear at the Sochi Olympics. At least until the IOC forced her to take an image of the Constitution off the back.
It's got to suck to be the Dallas Stars' backup goalie. He'll never be the most famous person named Richard Bachman, even though the guy ahead of him isn't actually named Richard Bachman. But he's embracing it, with this new mask from David Gunnarsson, featuring art from The Shining.
Maple Leafs prospect Jussi Rynnäs's mask features, among other oddities, a photo of his agent. He would have named his kid after him, but Rynnäs's firstborn was sacrificed to his death metal band of choice, as per Finnish law. [Globe and Mail]
Today is the 50th anniversary of Jacques Plante first donning a mask in a game. Which is good, because instead of debating the necessity of fighting in hockey, we'd be wondering why our goalies keep dying every few weeks. [WaPo]