Eddie Lack (17-16-3) ranks seventh with a 2.28 goals-against average and third with a .927 save percentage. (Photo: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves)
With a trip to the conference finals on the line, Lack's rookie season with the AHL's Manitoba Moose in 2010-11 came to a sudden close in historic fashion -- a heartbreaking 2-1 triple-overtime loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs in the longest Game 7 ever played in the American Hockey League.
Though Lack made 55 saves and earned first-star honors in the effort, the loss still stung.
"It wasn't a lot of fun losing that game," he said, "but (looking back) it's a neat thing to be a part of."
The Atlanta Thrashers' move to Winnipeg in the offseason set in motion a chain reaction that saw the Moose leave Manitoba and the Vancouver Canucks hook up with a new AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.