According to Jonas Hiller
, he was playing at his puck-stopping peak about a year ago.
Ranking atop the League's stat board in almost every goaltending category in the first half of an All-Star season, the Anaheim goalie was consistently stealing games as he frustrated shooters with his distinctively lanky, wide-stance, butterfly style.
But then in early February came a head injury — featuring "vertigo-like symptoms" — that eventually turned his inspired 2010-11 season into a frustrating nightmare.
Despite currently being "symptom free," Hiller says his comeback this season has not been free of drama.
"I feel I am not where I want to be," Hiller, 29, said after a practice in Anaheim last week. "I mean, I am having some really good games, but I don't think I am consistent enough, which has always been a strength. That extra-good feeling every night is still missing."