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 his … » 2/04/14 10:36am 2/04/14 10:36am

"14 Minutes Of Pissed Off Goalies" Delivers What It Promises

The title of this video is "14 Minutes of Pissed Off Goalies" and that is an accurate and succinct description. It's got it all: NHL, minor league, international hockey and both on-and-off ice fun, too. Tuukka Rask losing his balance, Patrick Roy losing his mind and the great soundbite of Ryan Miller calling Milan Lucic… » 1/18/14 9:38am 1/18/14 9:38am

"Stats Not Always Reflect What's Real," Says Beleaguered Goalie-Poet Ilya …

The Flyers season may as well have ended yesterday, a 4-1 loss to the Islanders that put Philly's playoff chances at just above five percent. And yet Ilya Bryzgalov sat the night out. That just seems wrong for the man who rarely gets a game off, and has become the symbol of an expensive failure of a Flyers team. » 4/10/13 1:47pm 4/10/13 1:47pm

Poor Dan Ellis Got Freight-Trained, Then Scored Upon

It's not supposed to work this way. Carolina goalie Dan Ellis was just minding his net and his own business, trying to wrest playing time from young Justin Peters in the wake of Cam Ward's MCL sprain. When—bam!—he gets bowled over by Ryan Callahan. Before he can collect himself, or scramble to his skates, Derek Stepan… » 3/19/13 9:37am 3/19/13 9:37am

Rick DiPietro's AHL Tenure Is Not Going Amazingly Well

The other day, Barry reflected on the difficulty of Rick DiPietro's career as of late, and how at times his story has veered hard from farce to tragedy. For a rich man who plays a game for a living—when he's healthy enough to do so—hard luck has befallen DiPietro with maddening consistency. » 3/02/13 5:05pm 3/02/13 5:05pm

Rick DiPietro Says He Battled Depression. Does This Mean We Should…

Islanders goalie has had a week to come to terms with being waived, and possibly the end of his star-crossed NHL career. Yesterday he sounded upbeat about his AHL assignment, telling Newsday, "The last couple of years, with all the injuries, if it's taught me anything, it's that I need to enjoy what I do." » 2/28/13 3:45pm 2/28/13 3:45pm

Disgruntled Goalie Scores On His Own Net, Flips Off Coaches, Skates…

Tuesday was Senior Night at Farmington (Minn.) High School, and senior goaltender Austin Krause was among those honored. But Krause wasn't particularly in the mood. He has spent this season being demoted to backup, losing playing time to a sophomore. This was just Krause's ninth start in 23 games. According to a team… » 2/13/13 9:45am 2/13/13 9:45am

Kari Lehtonen Made The Best Save Of This Young NHL Season

It shouldn't have come to this. Dallas's Kari Lehtonen should never have had to make this spinning, behind-the-back swipe that kept the Stars-Blue Jackets game scoreless. Even screened by Nick Foligno, Lehtonen will probably be the first to tell you he should have gloved the puck, or knocked it down, instead of… » 1/29/13 10:35am 1/29/13 10:35am