Thread: On the Radio: 610WIP: Backlund to Start Saturday
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03-26-2010, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaktus View Post
Nittys 1st 2-3 something games were against New Jersey Devils and he was excellent.

In 1st game he was simply on fire stopping every god damn shot even if it was going wide. I do not remember if he got a SO. Maybe someone can dig that info out?
According to http://www.hockeygoalies.org/bio/niittymaki.html

he had wins in his first 5 starts

02/04/04: W (60m, 19/20) 5-1 victory vs. Washington (Kolzig).
02/05/04: W (59m57s, 20/21) 5-1 victory at Atlanta (Nurminen).
02/10/04: W (59m58s, 35/36) 4-1 victory vs. New Jersey (Brodeur).
10/07/05: W (59m41s, 26/28) 5-2 victory vs. New Jersey (Brodeur).
10/14/05: W (63m15s, 15/20) 6-5 OT victory vs. Pittsburgh (Fleury, Caron).

And, it's amazing, there's more support for Backlund who hasn't seen 1 NHL shot than there was for Leighton after posting win after win after win.

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