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Unmasked: Avalanche goalies managing long break before start of Cup Final

Staying in rhythm, maintaining focus key for Kuemper, Francouz ahead of Game 1 against Lightning

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

While a lot of the focus surrounding the Colorado Avalanche is on whether Darcy Kuemper or Pavel Francouz starts Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the bigger challenge may be making sure each goalie is ready after a long layoff.

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Unmasked: Shesterkin emulating Vasilevskiy for Rangers in Eastern Final

Shows similarities with fellow Russia-born goalie while opposing him, Lightning

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

There are notable similarities between Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy and Igor Shesterkin, his counterpart for the New York Rangers. They go far beyond each goalie being born in Russia. 

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Unmasked: Goalie rotations unlikely in Stanley Cup Playoffs

Necessary during grind of regular season but less so in postseason

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Goaltending depth might matter more than ever in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but don't think that means teams will rotate goalies in the postseason.

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Unmasked: Thompson pays unexpected dividends for Golden Knights

Goalie provided needed depth, serves as example for new crop of undrafted hopefuls

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Logan Thompson is an advocate and mentor for the next generation of goalies hoping to follow his path from overlooked to invaluable.

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Unmasked: Fleury needs to find comfort level following trade to Wild

Switching teams during season not easy for goalies

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Marc-Andre Fleury will have to make some adjustments after the first in-season trade of his 18-season NHL career, and there isn't much time for the new goalie for the Minnesota Wild to make them.

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Unmasked: Shesterkin making case for Hart Trophy

Rangers goalie would be ninth at position to win award as NHL MVP

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Igor Shesterkin has at least one prominent backer in his bid to become the ninth goalie to win the Hart Trophy, awarded to the NHL's most valuable player in the regular season.

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Unmasked: Rask, Luongo could be next goalies to have numbers retired

Price, Fleury, Quick also in line to someday experience honor

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Goalie number retirements in the NHL this season have been easy choices.

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Unmasked: Flames prospect Wolf making big impact for undersized goalies

Hoping to follow NHL success of Predators' Saros for those under 6 feet

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Juuse Saros might be raising the perceived ceiling for undersized goalies with a Vezina Trophy-caliber season.

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Unmasked: Lundqvist was one of a kind, to have number retired by Rangers

Did things that 'won't be done again,' fellow goalies, former teammates say

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Henrik Lundqvist's No. 30 never will be worn again by a New York Rangers player after it is retired before their game against Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden on Friday (8 p.m. ET; NHLN, MSG+, BSN, NHL LIVE).

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Unmasked: Goalies being used in record numbers this season

100 have played in at least one game, creating increased opportunity at position

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

There have been a record 100 goalies to play in the NHL this season.

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