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11-05-2007, 04:47 AM
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Pete Peeters



Vezina trophy winner (1983), Hart trophy runner-up (1983), First team all-star (1983)
All-star game (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
246 career wins, 21 shutouts
Canada Cup '84 winning goaltender after starting tourney as the back-up

NHL record: Longest unbeaten streak by a rookie goaltender (27 games -- 22-0-5 -- in 1979-80)
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In 1979-80, the Flyers and their goaltender got so hot that they set a league record unbeaten streak of 35 games. By season's end Peeters and his mates went toe-to-toe with the powerful New York Islanders in the Cup finals only to lose out four games to two.
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Had run-in with Philadelphia reporter during the 1981-82 season in which he was accused of physically abusing the reporter. The incident was a factor in his being traded the following summer
http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1977/77135.html

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...in 1983.. came within one game of tying his coach, Gerry Cheever's, record of 32 straight appearances without a loss.
http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/...p?player=18656

NHL GAA Leader: 1982-83 (Boston) (2.36), 1987-88 (Wash.) (2.78)

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Led all NHL goaltenders with 36 penalty minutes for Boston in 1983-84.
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Was ejected from Boston's March 4, 1984, game at Hartford for his role in a scuffle at the end of the second period of a game in which he was his team's backup goalie...
(Coach Shero would appreciate the emotion, the fire, of a backup goalie jumping the boards and standing up for his teammates)

http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1977/77135.html

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Named NHL Co-Player of the Week (with Bob Sauve) for week ending Jan. 24, 1988. ... Named NHL Player of the Week for week ending Feb. 14, 1988... Set Washington record (since broken) for wins in a playoff year with seven in 1988. ... Named NHL Player of the Week for week ending Jan. 8, 1989
http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1977/77135.html

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