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Conference finals feature goalies who have bounced back from adversity

Mrazek, McElhinney, Binnington, Rask, Jones redeem selves

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

There are few absolutes when it comes to goalies, who play a position so volatile that the only certainty is often uncertainty. So it shouldn't come as much of a shock that each of the four conference finalists in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has at least one goalie who took a bumpy path to get there. 

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Using two goalies more prevalent in playoffs for many reasons

Injuries, style, form, intuition play into who gets net, succeeds in postseason

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Few coaches know better than Barry Trotz how hard it is to juggle two goalies when the Stanley Cup Playoffs arrive.

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Goalies, defensemen must work in tandem to overcome screening opponents

Lehner explains how strategizing with Islanders teammates leads to clearer sight lines

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Avoiding traffic jams is as important to goalies on the ice as it is to drivers on the highway.

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Lundqvist one of many influences on Georgiev with Rangers

Veteran teammate example for goalie, who honed game in Russia, Finland

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

Alexandar Georgiev incorporated influences from far and wide on his way to the NHL, including some he shares with a fellow goalie who is influencing him at the moment: New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist.

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Markstrom staying step ahead by taking it slow for Canucks

Goalie making most of technical tweaks to put together breakout NHL season

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Jacob Markstrom has never had to work harder in the crease than this season, but the Vancouver Canucks goalie doesn't mind because the game has never felt slower as a result. 

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Andersen endures ultimate stress test from Navy SEAL training

Intense experience helped Maple Leafs goalie improve breathing, focus

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Frederik Andersen's quest to feel comfortable in uncomfortable situations in the Toronto Maple Leafs crease this season actually began with a visit to Navy SEAL training during Hell Week to learn how candidates survive one of the U.S. military's toughest tests.

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Lehner using new approach for NHL career-best season

Islanders goalie learning to stay square to shooters, play deeper in crease

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Robin Lehner knows his personal success this season is tied to the New York Islanders' turnaround on defense under first-year coach Barry Trotz, but the 27-year-old goalie also has undergone a transformation in the way he plays.

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Trade Deadline moves present unique challenges for goalies

Ability to mesh with new team, make style adaptations quickly among keys to success

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Mike McKenna may know better than anyone the challenges a goalie faces in getting comfortable after a trade.

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Rittich ready for bigger role with Flames as playoffs approach

Intense summer preparation, lessons learned from last season have goalie, Calgary confident

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- David Rittich has earned the nickname Big Save Dave to go along with the starting goalie job for the Calgary Flames, but he may need to become Big Game Dave when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin in April.

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Success no longer routine matter for every goalie

Howard, Demko among those moving away from exhaustive pregame preparation

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Braden Holtby has one of the most detailed game-day routines in the NHL.

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