Andrew Hammond Wins Again, Raises Hamburger In Triumph

Andrew Hammond's story is the best in the NHL right now, and the Senators are pushing for a miracle. But I can't shake the sense that the headline here ought to be "Magic hamburger doesn't explode after being thrown onto the ice." » 3/16/15 10:37am 3/16/15 10:37am

Report: Henrik Lundqvist Out At Least A Month After Freak Injury

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist will miss a month or more, according to the Post's Larry Brooks, after continuing to experience symptoms from taking a puck in the throat during a Jan. 31 game against Carolina. » 2/06/15 1:40pm 2/06/15 1:40pm

Carter Hutton Preserves Win With Save Of The Year Contender

There is something in the water that is causing an epidemic of diving stick saves, and it is glorious. Here is Carter Hutton firmly declaring his candidacy for save of the year with this amazing reflexive swat, keeping Nashville's 4-3 lead intact late in the third period. » 2/04/15 1:22am 2/04/15 1:22am

Dominik Hasek Was So Good

The Sabres will retire Dominik Hasek's number tonight, two months after his induction into the Hall of Fame. He is one of the greatest goaltenders of all time—very arguably the best of an era that featured the likes of Brodeur and Roy—yet it's nearly impossible to properly convey sustained netminding dominance through… » 1/13/15 5:20pm 1/13/15 5:20pm

Goalie's Family Celebrates And Cries After He Wins His NHL Debut

Sharks rookie netminder Troy Grosenick didn't just get his first NHL start yesterday, and he didn't merely win. He shut out the Hurricanes with 45 saves. And his family was there to see it. » 11/17/14 4:17pm 11/17/14 4:17pm

AHL Changes Rules To Stop Goalies From Flipping Their Own Nets

On Sunday, Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio escaped a 2-on-0 breakaway by toppling his own net, happily opting to face (and stopping) a penalty shot. Terrified that the move would inspire other netminders, the AHL has enacted a rule change. » 11/06/14 5:42pm 11/06/14 5:42pm

Penguins Re-Sign Marc-Andre Fleury. No, Really.

In a move sure to be universally lauded by fans of the other 29 teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins have extended goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on a four-year deal with an average annual value of $5.75 million. » 11/05/14 2:33pm 11/05/14 2:33pm

Brilliant Goalie Knocks Over Own Net Rather Than Face A 2-On-0

Thirty-year-old David Leggio has never made the big show—but you don't spend that long in the minor leagues without learning a few tricks. In a game yesterday, the netminder for the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers saw his team turn the puck over at center ice, so he immediately toppled his own net to stop play. » 11/03/14 3:33pm 11/03/14 3:33pm

Jonathan Quick Slips A Fan An Autograph From The Bench

This is from a Kings' preseason game in Las Vegas on Oct. 4, with the video only posted online this weekend. It shows L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick surreptitiously passing an autograph to a fan through the glass during pregame introductions, which is a pretty cool thing for a guy seconds from taking the ice to do. » 10/13/14 12:29pm 10/13/14 12:29pm

Jonathan Quick Saved Everything And Salvaged Some Respect

The odd thing about this series, where L.A. finds itself up 3-0, is that it's never felt particularly dominant. The Kings have clearly been the better team, but Games 1 and 2 could have gone either way, and everything save the scoreboard says last night's 3-0 win was fortuitous. » 6/10/14 9:45am 6/10/14 9:45am

How Henrik Lundqvist Lugged The Rangers To The Finals

It wasn't so long ago that the Rangers were staring down death, rather than refusing to touch a trophy. Through three-quarters of the postseason, even after getting by the Canadiens with relative ease, they've had to play four elimination games: one against the Flyers, and three in a row against Pittsburgh. No one… » 5/30/14 3:10pm 5/30/14 3:10pm

Goaltending Is Not The Canadiens' Problem

The difference between an elite goaltender and an outright bad one really isn't that huge. The best goalie in the league is probably going to give you .925, maybe .930 over the course of a season. The worst regular starter is probably going to sit around .900 or .905. That's two or three extra saves on every 100… » 5/20/14 1:14pm 5/20/14 1:14pm

Where Did The Goalies Go?

Andrew Lickenbrock has created this handy-dandy map to show movement in the days leading up to an especially goalie-heavy trade deadline. Eleven netminders were dealt—one of them, Jaroslav Halak, moved twice—and there were four separate goalie-for-goalie trades. A crazy few days for the NHL's weirdos. » 3/05/14 5:52pm 3/05/14 5:52pm

Martin Brodeur Asks Out Of New Jersey. But Who Else Would Want Him?

Last night's win over the Red Wings, his 684th all-time, was either Martin Brodeur's last start as a Devil, or his last start as a Devil until Friday (when NJ takes on Detroit again in the first half of back-to-backs). So no one knew quite how to act. » 3/05/14 9:14am 3/05/14 9:14am

Now Corey Crawford's Pads Are Missing

Corey Crawford is cursed. The Blackhawks goaltender took to the Soldier Field ice on Saturday in his regular mask, because his custom Stadium Series mask just never showed up. Missing? Stolen? He wasn't sure, and neither were Reebok or FedEx. But now a set of his leg pads have also disappeared from Soldier Field, and… » 3/03/14 1:18pm 3/03/14 1:18pm

Marc-Andre Fleury Did Something Ridiculous

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in the single best glove save of the year so far, absolutely robbing Erik Karlsson and preserving a tie in what would be a 2-1 Penguins OT victory. I can't say enough great things about this save, and the flexibility and reflexes required to snatch that puck out of the air while flopping to… » 2/04/14 10:36am 2/04/14 10:36am

Ben Scrivens Stops History

Hockey fans, if there's anything resembling sympathy to be found in that cold, unpliable puck you call a heart, you may want to send a little Ben Scrivens's way. Edmonton isn't always going to give up 100 shot attempts, and the newest Oiler isn't always going to post an NHL-record 59-save shutout, but it's a pretty… » 1/30/14 9:11am 1/30/14 9:11am