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  1. Brian Elliott will start for Blues in Game 3

    Apr 15, 2012, 11:01 PM EDT

    ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 14: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the San Jose Sharks during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on April 14, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Jaroslav Halak’s injury is severe enough to keep him out of Monday’s contest.

  2. Ilya Bryzgalov’s return isn’t exactly off to a great start

    Apr 3, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    Some might call his first period humongous bad.

  3. Brian Elliott’s strong argument for Blues’ No. 1 job: three shutouts in a row

    Mar 27, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

    Brian Elliott

    Elliott’s shutout streak is at 188 minutes and 36 seconds – but Halak will get the start on Thursday.

  4. Hitchcock won’t determine Blues’ starter until playoffs begin

    Mar 26, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks

    Should it be Elliott or Halak when the games really matter?

  5. Craig Anderson gets pulled in first five minutes during return

    Mar 23, 2012, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v Boston Bruins

    Is that the scent of a goalie controversy in the air?

  6. Martin Brodeur struggles, ties all-time losing record

    Nov 2, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    Want a totally unfair stat to reinforce Martin Brodeur’s struggles? Wednesday’s defeat put him in a three-way tie for the all-time record for losses with 352.

  7. Ilya Bryzgalov joins Roberto Luongo in the goalie doghouse

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    Jason Arnott, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Roberto Luongo and Ilya Bryzgalov have a surprising amount of things in common, but it’s not all about their big contracts anymore.

  8. Jose Theodore should start worrying about Jacob Markstrom

    Oct 24, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Montreal Canadiens

    Jacob Markstrom’s stellar play might just create a goalie controversy in Florida.

  9. Jonathan Quick sets new Kings playoffs record with 51 saves in 3-1 win vs. Sharks

    Apr 24, 2011, 1:47 AM EDT

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    Torrey Mitchell, Jonathan Quick

    Jonathan Quick made a Kings’ franchise playoff record 51 saves to help the Kings overcome a 30-shot difference and beat the Sharks 3-1. Read all about the stark contrast between his game and Antti Niemi’s debacle in this post.

  10. About that Crosby-Bylsma goalie disagreement: There is none

    Nov 10, 2010, 8:36 PM EDT

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    So you were curious about that potential debate between Sidney Crosby and Dan Bylsma, weren’t you? Turns out there wasn’t one at all.

  11. Fair or not, Pittsburgh Penguins cannot ignore goalie controversy

    Oct 29, 2010, 10:33 PM EDT

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    fleuryandjohnson

    Brent Johnson is 4-0-1 while big money starter Marc-Andre Fleury is an abysmal 1-5. Is it early season luck or should Johnson be given more playing time? Click read more for an in-depth look at the two Penguins’ goalies.

  12. Flames ride dominant first period for 4-0 win over Sharks

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:58 PM EDT

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    Miikka Kiprusoff, Robyn Regehr, Jay Bouwmeester

    The spotlight might be on San Jose’s meltdown, but credit should go to Miikka Kiprusoff and Rene Bourque of the Flames for winning this one 4-0. More on that game after the jump.

  13. Antti Niemi gets pulled during first period against Calgary

    Oct 24, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    If there wasn’t justification for a goalie controversy in the San Jose Sharks net, it’s difficult to argue against that reality after tonight’s disastrous start against the Calgary Flames. The Sharks pulled Antti Niemi before the first period ended today after the struggling Finnish netminder allowed three goals on only five shots, surrendering goals to…

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