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Crashing the Crease: Window of Opportunity

Pardon my cliché-ness, but I’m going to start with a quote this week. When a door closes, a window opens. In my mind, this statement embodies the goaltending position. The entire point of the game culminates in beating the goalie, yet 90-plus percent of the time, the goalie prevails at the NHL level. As the art of goaltending has progressed into a science, we’ve seen goalies get better, average save percentages rise and strategies and rules put in place to effectively limit the goalie’s impact. I’d say that a majority of the new rules put in place for this purpose …