NEW YORK (November 25, 2009) – NHL Network™ U.S. celebrates spectacular goaltending achievements on Saturday, Nov. 28, with a special programming block dedicated to netminders.
On Monday, New York Islanders goalie Dwayne Roloson made 58 saves leading his team to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was the most saves in an NHL game since Ron Tugnutt made 70 saves for the Quebec Nordiques on March 21, 1991. Beginning at Noon ET on Saturday, NHL Network is treating viewers to full re-airing of both games where these goalies stood on their heads.
Rounding out the programming at 4 p.m. ET, NHL Network will present a re-airing of the NHL Network original program, 50 Years Behind The Mask. The program celebrates the golden anniversary of one of the seminal events in the League’s history – the moment when legendary Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante revolutionized his position – and the sport – by donning a face mask in a League game. The program draws upon archival footage and interviews with Plante’s contemporaries to tell the story of that transformational night of Nov. 1, 1959. A visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Interviews with current NHL goaltenders – including Cam Ward, Tim Thomas, Steve Mason, Chris Mason, Craig Anderson and others – advance the story to the present day.
The Islanders-Maple Leafs game and 50 Years Behind The Mask will be presented in high definition. NHL Network U.S. Programming Sat., Nov. 28 Noon ET: Ron Tugnutt Stops 70 -- Nordiques-Bruins, March 21, 1991 2 p.m. ET: Roloson Stops 58 -- Islanders-Maple Leafs, November 23, 2009 (HD) 4 p.m. ET: 50 Years Behind The Mask (HD)