Unmasked: Playoffs could see teams using multiple goalies
Recent history suggests Cup champs need more than 1 to win it allby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Based on recent history, it's fair to expect several teams will need more than one goalie during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Unmasked: 'Recoil' technique helps Ullmark to best season for Bruins
Goalie opening mind to drifting backward leads to NHL highs in wins, GAA, save percentageby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Before Linus Ullmark could take a big step forward in his NHL career for the Boston Bruins this season, he had to first wrap his head around moving backward in his crease.
Unmasked: Shesterkin of Rangers most likely to score goal
Goalies also mention Jarry, Nedeljkovic as other options to achieve rare featby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
It's too bad New York Rangers No. 1 Igor Shesterkin lost a game of rock, paper, scissors to New York Islanders counterpart Ilya Sorokin for the right to shoot at the Discover NHL Tendy Tandem at the 2023 NHL All-Star Skills presented by DraftKings Sportsbook this past weekend.
Unmasked: Goalies can learn valuable lessons from NHL debuts
Demko of Canucks, Skinner of Oilers among those whose 1st game paved way to successby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Late-season NHL debuts are more than a milestone for many goalies.
Unmasked: Goalies find different ways to maintain focus on next shot
Reset routines, breathing techniques, reminders on equipment among ways used to stay in momentby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Next shot. Next save.
Most goalies use some version of that mantra to stay in the moment, to prevent their minds from wandering during calmer stretches in a game, to stop themselves from dwelling on goals allowed, and to avoid looking ahead and becoming too focused on end results, especially in big games or times when there's a lot on the line.
Unmasked: Creativity key when replacing outdated equipment
Allen, Price among goalies who stock up on leftovers, call retail stores for old inventoryby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
For goalies who grew up obsessed with equipment, nothing beats being in the NHL.
Unmasked: Goalies understand risk of losing front teeth
Most say they're comfortable with level of protectionby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Missing front teeth might be one of the most cliched signs of being a hockey player, but contrary to popular belief, NHL goalies are not excluded from this club.
Ullmark of Bruins chosen as Unmasked Goalie of the Year
Play on the ice, embracing tandem with Swayman combined to earn him awardby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
On the surface, selecting Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins as the 2022 Unmasked Goalie of the Year may seem like taking the easy way out given his dominance this season, but the reality of an award based on the calendar year is there were some similarly qualified candidates based solely on performance.
Ovechkin makes life miserable for goalies on road to 802 goals
Capitals forward has scored on 166 netminders while chasing down Howe, Gretzkyby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Goalies don't like ending up on wrong side of history.
Unmasked: Favorite attribute from fellow goalies
Vasilevskiy's athleticism, Smiths puck handling among popular picks at positionby Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent
Holiday memories have a special place for the many NHL goalies who link their initial passion for the position to the unique equipment it requires, and often remember having it fueled by at least one piece of gear that was waiting under the tree on Christmas morning.