Feb 24, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT
For Poulin, it’s not his first time with the big club, but the new set of circumstances has him feeling a bit conflicted as Arthur Staple of Newsday reported. Going from being a starter in the AHL to taking over for DiPietro as Evgeni Nabokov‘s backup makes for a dramatic change.
“At one point, every goaltender has to do that,” Poulin said Saturday. “I’m just going to embrace every chance I get to play.”
He gets the chance to do that tonight against the Hurricanes but he’ll have to improve upon his AHL numbers in a big way to give Nabokov the backup support he needs. A 3.22 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage won’t exactly cut it in the NHL.
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