ot..congrats to brain boucher..set modern shut out record
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01-07-2004, 08:22 PM
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He's not quite there yet. Bill Durnan went 309 minutes and 29 seconds without giving up a goal in the 1948-49 season. Boucher is at 265 minutes right now, so he still has to go another 45 minutes without giving up a goal to break the record. That would be over 5 straight games without giving up a goal, which is completely insane, even in todays low scoring NHL.
The all-time record is 461 minutes, 29 seconds by Alex Connell in 1927-28. Thats 7 games, 2 periods, and a bit without letting in a goal.
Of course, back then, the opposition consisted of 50 year old men, with no curves on their sticks, skating like snails and smoking lilke madmen on the benches.
Boucher seems to light it up from time to time. But come playoff time, he folds. Don't know why, but perhaps he can change the pattern one day.
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