Mike McKenna has been a professional goalie for the past 14 seasons and has played for seven NHL teams and 13 minor-league teams. Most recently he played in the Philadelphia Flyers organization, playing one NHL game with them this season. He also played 10 games with the Ottawa Senators in 2018-19.
He knows about the most important position in the playoffs and a lot about the men who play it and those trying to score goals against them. So NHL.com asked him to share his insights during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In his last column from the Stanley Cup Final, McKenna breaks down a bit of the performance from each goalie, Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues (32 saves) and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins (16 saves) in the 4-1 Cup-clinching victory by the Blues in Game 7 at TD Garden on Wednesday. He also talks about just how deeply the win resonated in St. Louis and the communities surrounding it, and among his circle of friends who have supported the Blues for decades.