Apr 2, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT
From Apr. 1-10, ProHockeyTalk will be counting down the Top 10 moments from the 2011 postseason.
Here’s No. 9 — a 41-year-old goalie leads the comeback for the Lightning.
Dwayne Roloson was the unlikely hero in Tampa Bay’s surprise run to the Eastern Conference finals, and in no series was he better than the first-round match-up against Pittsburgh – a series that saw the Lightning fall behind 3-1 before winning the last three games, including a 1-0 victory in Game 7.
Roloson, then 41 years old, stopped all 36 shots in the deciding game at the CONSOL Energy Center. In the Lightning’s four victories, he allowed just five goals on 134 shots, good for a save percentage of .963.
“Obviously he was amazing once again,” teammate Steven Stamkos said of Roloson after Game 7. “He’s just defying the odds. He was our MVP for sure.”
Check back daily for the latest installment of PHT’s Top 10 moments of the 2011 playoffs.
- Report: Leiweke to head up Olympic bid in Los Angeles 7
- In praise of John Tavares 14
- It’s New York Islanders Day at PHT 21
- McDavid on teams possibly tanking for him: ‘It’s pretty crazy’ 18
- Fanspeak: Lemieux (stunner!) voted greatest Penguin in franchise history 39
- Under Pressure: Mike Johnston 17
- It’s Pittsburgh Penguins Day at PHT 33
- Captain no more: Sharks strip Thornton of ‘C’ 47
- Tank defense: NHL changes up Draft Lottery format 55
- Fanspeak: Clarke voted greatest Flyer in franchise history 36