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Taxi squad goalies can help NHL regulars stay fresh with compact schedule

Will provide top two on each team more opportunity to work on technique, avoid bad habits

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Goalies will have a new weapon in the battle against fatigue this season: an NHL-caliber practice goalie on every roster.

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Vasilevskiy named Unmasked Goalie of the Year, won Cup with Lightning

'Ultimate horse' first Russia-born starter since 2004 to win championship

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Andrei Vasilevskiy was an easy choice for the 2020 Unmasked Goalie of the Year award, and not just because he dominated the year statistically while helping the Tampa Bay Lightning win their first Stanley Cup championship since 2004.

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Bond between goalies, latest equipment has strong link to Christmas

Gift of new gear during holidays played role in fueling passion for position

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

For NHL goalies, Christmas comes more than once a year with regular arrivals of the latest equipment.

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Goalies moving beyond yoga to body-control disciplines in workouts

Adding Pilates, ELDOA, Barre to training helping to increase flexibility

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Collin Delia isn't making career plans for his 5-month-old son yet. But if Anderson Delia chooses to follow his dad into the crease, the Chicago Blackhawks goalie has evolving ideas on how to help him train.

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Merzlikins calmer, more confident for Blue Jackets

Primed for continued success thanks to strong rookie season, relaxed stance

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Elvis Merzlikins usually doesn't enjoy his first time back on the ice during the offseason, but the Columbus Blue Jackets goalie couldn't help but smile when he discussed skating in Switzerland this week after being off skates for more than three months.

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Grubauer, Merzlikins making most of new virtual reality training tool

NHL goalies using program to increase reaction time, keep hands active

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

NHL goalies don't have to lace up their skates, strap on their pads, or even get on the ice in order to make saves thanks to a new virtual reality training tool.

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'Scary' goalie masks link Halloween, horror films and hockey

Unique designs through years have had ties to holiday, popular movies

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

The long-standing link between Halloween, horror movies and goalie masks goes well beyond the iconic example of Jason Voorhees wearing one in the "Friday the 13th" films.

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Talbot to resume training in 'The Dungeon' after signing with Wild

Goalie benefits from using 'small and cold' facility with personal coach in offseason

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

It's known as "The Dungeon," but Cam Talbot willingly calls it home during the offseason.

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Coyotes goaltending director part of growing trend in NHL

Daccord second in League with title as teams add related positions, roles

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Brian Daccord helped pioneer one expansion of goalie-related jobs in the NHL. He hopes to do it again as the Arizona Coyotes director of goaltending operations.

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Lundqvist has lasting legacy with Sweden-born goalies

Will continue to be idolized in home country after Rangers career ends

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Henrik Lundqvist has had an undeniable impact on goaltending in Sweden.

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