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11-13-2005, 06:05 PM
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2005-06 Goaltender Trivia Thread

Wow! Yes, we're back. Finally. What started way back in 1994 as a way to
make my little corner of the web a bit brighter is now entering its tenth
season.

Last year, two separate things conspired to keep GT out of circulation -
the first being my new job in Denver. The second, of course, was the lockout;
it was hard to get the passion going each week for the sport. Now I'm back -
a month late, thanks to an actuarial examination and a torn right groin - and
hopefully better than ever.

The Goaltender Home Page (http://hockeygoalies.org) currently contains
game logs for every NHL game since 1986-87, every AHL game since 2003-04,
and every Olympics and World Championships event that I can get my hands on.
I'm working on the 1985-86 NHL regular season at the present time, and 1984-85
is about half in the can as well.

If you've got access to complete sets of box scores for anything I might be
able to use (especially the 1992 Olympics) I'd love to hear from you. Also,
if there's anything on the site that you'd like to see, I'd be happy to help.

Regarding questions, I'm always looking for ideas. Send 'em along!

I'm planning on distributing GT in three ways this season - on my website,
through the GT mailing list (email norrisdt@colorado.edu to subscribe),
and on HFBoards (http://hfboards.com).

One request - PLEASE do not post your answers publically. It's not fair to
others who would like a fair shot at playing the game. I'll take answer
submissions both through e-mail and through private messages on HFBoards
(although I'd prefer e-mail).

Just as a reminder, I usually respond to all answer submissions on the
weekend following the deadline (and not before). On the face of it, it's
to prevent cheating, but really it's so that I can take care of it all at once.

Alright, let's get things started! This should hopefully be a good warmup
week for all parties involved.

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK ONE (Answers due 10pm MDT 11/18/05):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Recently, a goaltender became the first National Hockey
League netminder to face two penalty shots from the same player in the same
game. Name this goaltender.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: In October, Detroit's Manny Legace set a National
Hockey League record with ten victories in a single calendar month. Three
goaltenders previously shared the mark - name at least one (one bonus point
per additional correct answer will be awarded).

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: A few years ago, one of my questions dealth with the
brother combo of Patrick and Stephane Roy, who were drafted 51st overall in
consecutive National Hockey League entry drafts. Surprisingly, they are
not unique in this regard. Other than the Roys, name the brother combination
(one goaltender, one position player) who were drafted in the same position
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, et cetera) of consecutive NHL drafts.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:


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Good luck!
Doug
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Just an addendum, since this is the first time I've tried to use HFBoards as a venue for Goaltender Trivia...

Please don't post answers in this thread. Why? I'd really appreciate it, and so would others that intend to compete in the trivia. I'll post answers here each week - I promise.

Thanks, and welcome!
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Also, if there's a more-appropriate forum for this topic, mods feel free to move it at your leisure. I figured that "History" would be the best place, but I'm reasonably new here.

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Well, the first week is in the books, and what a week! It was like a class
reunion or something, and I forgot just how much I enjoyed doing this.

Yes, there was a mistake on one of the question. Whoops!

Website update - other than reconciling the totals, I'm ready to add the
1985-86 game logs to the individial goaltenders' pages. It's amazing how
much I can get done when it's not exam season!

Let's get right to the answers from last week, since most of you have
already skipped this part already...

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.1:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Recently, a goaltender became the first National Hockey
League netminder to face two penalty shots from the same player in the same
game. Name this goaltender.

CORRECT ANSWER: One of the side-effects of the rigid officiating this season
has been an increase in penalty shots. On November 9, 2005, Carolina's Erik
Cole was given the opportunity to try two penalty shots on Buffalo's Martin
Biron
. Cole scored on the first, but was stopped by Biron on the second.
Unfortunately for Biron and the Sabres, the Hurricanes won anyhow, 5-3.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: In October, Detroit's Manny Legace set a National
Hockey League record with ten victories in a single calendar month. Three
goaltenders previously shared the mark - name at least one (one bonus point
per additional correct answer will be awarded).

CORRECT ANSWER: It was a long lockout for me, although only one person
mentioned the flaw in my question (perhaps most people were too polite).
The two "major news sources" which I happened to read on the subject stated
that Legace set a record for victories in a calendar month; what Legace
actually did was set the record for victories in October. Expect another
question on this topic in the future.

Anyhow, three goaltenders had previously tallied nine victories in October -
Kirk McLean, who set the mark on October 29, 1991, and Felix Potvin and
Dominic Roussel, who both tied the record in 1993.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: A few years ago, one of my questions dealth with the
brother combo of Patrick and Stephane Roy, who were drafted 51st overall in
consecutive National Hockey League entry drafts. Surprisingly, they are
not unique in this regard. Other than the Roys, name the brother combination
(one goaltender, one position player) who were drafted in the same position
(1st, 2nd, 3rd, et cetera) of consecutive NHL drafts.

CORRECT ANSWER: In 1969, the New York Rangers selected defenseman Gord Smith
with the fifty-ninth overall selection. One year later, the Los Angeles Kings
drafted goaltender Billy Smith, again with the fifty-ninth selection. Billy
eventually made it all the way to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but Gord carved out
a decent career for himself as well, spending the vast majority with the
moribund Washington Capitals of the late 1970s.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:


CORRECT ANSWER: This is hard-luck goaltender Jeff Hackett in his final
professional season with the Philadelphia Flyers. Jeff had to retire in
February of 2004, nearly a full month after his final NHL game, as he was
still suffering aftereffect of vertigo. This is one of my favourite Hackett photos, as
he's wearing the mask which pays tribute to great former Flyer netminders!

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And now, here's the first leader board of the year! Good to see some of the
old guard still up there!

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NOVEMBER 2005 LEADER BOARD:
1. Justin Deonarine             17
   Lou Ford                     17
   Tom Mascioli                 17
   Chris Polehoykie             17
5. Alex Wagner                  13
6. Ryan Angus                   12
   Gary Balentine               12
   Glenn Black                  12
   Paul Branchaud               12
   Pete Hibbard                 12
   Jason Kurylo                 12
   Mike Taylor                  12
Some tricky ones this week. The five-pointer surprised me, quite frankly!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK TWO (Answers due 10pm MDT 11/25/05):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: In the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, winning
the Stanley Cup is almost expected. Among goaltenders who have not won a Cup
with the club, name the one with the most experience in the Montreal net (games
played).

THREE-POINT QUESTION: It's rare when it happens, but occasionally teammate
goaltenders will play in the same National Hockey League All-Star Game. Name
the last time this occured.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: An old maxim states that if you need to use two
goaltenders in a playoff series, your team is in trouble. Having said that,
name the last time a National Hockey League team used *four* goaltenders
in the same playoff series.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Good luck!
Doug
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Looking forward to Colorado - Vancouver tonight! Although it's tough when my two favourite teams are in the same division. Got to send this out before I leave for the game, though, so it's a quick preamble this week.

Here's where I need your help! I'm almost finished with the 1985-86 National Hockey League game logs, but I'm stuck on two points. If you have access to Vancouver newspapers from either November 30, 1985 or December 7, 1985, or access to Winnipeg newspapers from any of these dates: 11/9/85, 11/30/85, 12/24/85, 1/8/86, 1/24/86 or 3/24/86, please contact me. I'd appreciate it!

Here come the answers to this week's trivia - there were some tough ones to be sure. I usually don't try and load up a week with hard questions, but I was really enthusiastic about a few of them and just had to get them in there.

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.2:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: In the storied history of the Montreal Canadiens, winning the Stanley Cup is almost expected. Among goaltenders who have not won a Cup with the club, name the one with the most experience in the Montreal net (games played).

CORRECT ANSWER: Given the quantity of Cup wins in the Canadiens' storied history, most of you probably guessed that it would be a recent netminder. In this case, you'd be correct - current starter Jose Theodore has 333 regular-season games (and 28 more in the postseason) to his credit, but no Cup ring yet. Tom Mascioli points out that Wilf Cude, with 220 games, is second.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: It's rare when it happens, but occasionally teammate goaltenders will play in the same National Hockey League All-Star Game. Name the last time this occured.

CORRECT ANSWER: On February 4, 1986, Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog shared the Campbell Conference net in the National Hockey League All-Star Game. The Wales Conference won the game, 4-3 in overtime, although Fuhr was named the number-one star of the game by posting a shutout over the first half of the contest.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: An old maxim states that if you need to use two goaltenders in a playoff series, your team is in trouble. Having said that, name the last time a National Hockey League team used four goaltenders in the same playoff series.

CORRECT ANSWER: In 1986, the Winnipeg Jets played the Calgary Flames in the best-of-five division semifinals, and managed to use four different goalies in the three-game sweep. Here's how it happened: Dan Bouchard started Game
One for the Jets, but was pulled in favour of Brian Hayward. Hayward was
then pulled for Marc Behrend in Game Two. Daniel Berthiaume played the entire way in Game Three, falling in overtime. Of note was that not only did Berthiaume make his NHL debut in this series, but Bouchard and Behrend both made their final appearances.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of
the 2001 entry draft, Adam Munro is currently making his mark with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

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Lou and Tom hold down the top spot this week, with one week to go. Will one of them win it, or will someone come from behind to take the crown?

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NOVEMBER 2005 LEADER BOARD:

1.  Lou Ford                        32
    Tom Mascioli                    32
3.  Ryan Angus                      27
    Justin Deonarine                27
5.  Pete Hibbard                    24
    Mike Taylor                     24
7.  Bryan McCready                  23
8.  Alex Wagner                     20
9.  Jason Kurylo                    19
10. Chris Polehoykie                17
Hopefully three of the four questions this week can be accessible - trust your instincts on these, and you'll do fine.

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK THREE (Answers due 10pm MDT 12/2/05):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the last goaltender to reach the (regular-season) 400-win plateau in the National Hockey League.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the most recent netminder to win the Vezina Trophy and Stanley Cup in the same season.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: In a single season, name the most recent netminder to win every game his team played in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Lou Ford sneaks past Tom Mascioli to win his fifth Goaltender Trivia monthly crown! Congratulations to Lou, as well as to Tom and everyone else who made this a challenging and competitive month!

More than a few people asked me what I thought about yesterday's shootout between New Jersey and Minnesota; specifically, on Alex Mogilny's shot on Manny Fernandez. To refresh your memory, Mogilny shot to Fernandez's glove side. Fernandez made the save, and then slowly slid backwards to the point where his entire body was in the net. Since Fernandez had the puck in his equipment, and he was entirely in the net, why was it ruled a non-goal?

My reasonably-educated guess is that the referee ruled that the play had stopped prior to Fernandez entering his net. Since, in a shootout, the shooter gets one shot with no rebound, the referee must have felt that play was over even though there was no whistle. I'd be interested in hearing other theories, though, if you have them!

1985-86 goaltender logs are now up and on the Goaltender Home Page! These become more and more of a process the further back in time I go thanks to incomplete and downright wrong information in the newspapers and media guides of the day, and I'm prouder and prouder of the completed project as a result. If you haven't seen the game logs, visit:

http://hockeygoalies.org/bio/roy.html

and scroll down until you see a list of game results. You'll notice that every game Patrick Roy has ever played in the National Hockey League is there (except for his 1984-85 debut). Shutouts are in blue, and playoff games are in green.

The following goaltenders made their NHL debut in 1985-86, and their game logs are now entirely complete: Daniel Berthiaume, Craig Billington, Alain Chevrier, Marc D'Amour, Glenn Healy, Terry Kleisinger, Mark LaForest, Darrell May, Kirk McLean (yay!), Daren Puppa, Chris Pusey, Bill Ranford, Sam St. Laurent, Kari Takko and Wendell Young (hi, Bryan!)

On the other hand, these goaltenders finished their NHL careers in 1985-86 and are now finally showing up on the logs for the first time (since I'm working backwards): Marc Behrend, Dan Bouchard, Don Edwards, Denis Herron, Darren Jensen, Terry Kleisinger, Pelle Lindbergh (rest in peace, Pelle), Corrado Micalef, Eddie Mio, and Chris Pusey.

One page I did add is a "discrepancies" page, where you'll notice some interesting things, such as the fact that I recorded Frank Caprice with an additional loss not reflected in his official stats:

http://hockeygoalies.org/stats/discrepancies.html

I've got this page here because I'm hoping that you can help me correct problems, both in the logs, and in the official NHL records. Especially as I go further back, I expect more mistakes in the newspaper accounts. Help me if you can!

Okay, that's more than enough rambling on my part. On to the last answers for November...

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.3:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the last goaltender to reach the (regular-season) 400-win plateau in the National Hockey League.
CORRECT ANSWER: On October 27 of this year, Phoenix's Curtis Joseph defeated the defending conference champion Calgary Flames in a 3-2 win. Joseph only had to stop thirteen shots to earn his 400th win, at the age of 38 years, 5 months, and 29 days.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the most recent netminder to win the Vezina Trophy and Stanley Cup in the same season.
CORRECT ANSWER: This happened as recently as June of 2003, when New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur won the first of consecutive Vezina Trophies. Earlier in the month, Brodeur and Devils defeated the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in a grueling seven-game series to earn their third Stanley Cup in nine seasons.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: In a single season, name the most recent netminder to win every game his team played in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
CORRECT ANSWER: You have to go all the way back to 1960 for this one, as the Montreal Canadiens won their fifth consecutive Stanley Cup in the minimum number of possible games. Jacques Plante won all eight for the Habs. It was the final Cup triumph in Plante's storied career.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This is from the World Championships last May (May 5th, to be precise), in Canada's 3-1 win over the United States. The center of the photo is a maskless Martin Brodeur waiting for a stoppage in play. Others in the picture are Ed Jovanovski and Kris Draper for Canada; Tom Mascioli and I are both pretty sure that the American is Mark Parrish (although I'm not 100% positive).

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As mentioned above, Lou ekes out the victory in the rebirth of Goaltender Trivia!

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NOVEMBER 2005 LEADER BOARD:
1.  Lou Ford                        47
2.  Tom Mascioli                    45
3.  Ryan Angus                      42
    Justin Deonarine                42
5.  Bryan McCready                  38
6.  Alex Wagner                     35
7.  Jason Kurylo                    34
8.  Glenn Black                     27
    Chris Polehoykie                27
10. Mark Calandra                   24
    Pete Hibbard                    24
    Mike Taylor                     24
Time for a new month - I've found some fun questions, and one of my favourite fun pictures for this week. Questions this month will be offered on the 4th (today), 11th and 18th (I'll be away on the 25th.) Good luck to all!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK FOUR (Answers due 10pm MDT 12/9/05):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Recently, this goaltender became the first to face penalty shots in each of his first two career National Hockey League games. Name him.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Who is the only goaltender to allow 500th career (regular season) National Hockey League goals to three separate individuals?

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Currently, there are two 40-year-old goaltenders
playing in the National Hockey League, Dominik Hasek and Ed Belfour. Prior to these two, name the last goaltender to appear in an NHL game on their 40th birthday or later.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Wow! There are no fewer than eight individuals perched atop the leader board this month - quite impressive when you notice that last week's questions weren't particular easy. We've got two weeks to sort it out, though.

Last week saw some interesting speculation here in the Denver area. As some of you probably remember, Tuesday was the ten-year anniversary of the Patrick Roy trade to the Avalanche. Well, on Tuesday the Avalanche recalled Vitaly Kolesnik from Lowell of the American Hockey League. Colorado coach Joel Quenneville noted that the move was just to shake things up a bit, but many of us weren't so sure. Could a trade be coming? Needless to say, I didn't get any work done that afternoon/evening.

So far, though, no trade for Colorado, but Kolesnik has looked sharp in his first week of NHL action. If you missed the shootout following the Colorado - New Jersey game, you missed one heck of a battle!

There has been a Wayne Cowley sighting! Cowley, who played one NHL game in relief of Bill Ranford back in December of 1993, disappeared from the professional hockey map in 2000. However, the Cleveland Barons signed Wayne to an one-game amateur tryout contract for last Friday's game against Toronto. Wayne did not see action, which is unfortunate for us trainspotters out there.

Let's get to the trivia!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.4:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Recently, this goaltender became the first to face penalty shots in each of his first two career National Hockey League games. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: University of Maine alum Jimmy Howard made his NHL debut on November 28th of this year. In his first contest, the Wings' stopper allowed a penalty shot goal to the Kings' Joe Corvo. His redemption came three days later, when he stopped Calgary's Shean Donovan on another penalty shot.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Who is the only goaltender to allow 500th career (regular season) National Hockey League goals to three separate individuals?
CORRECT ANSWER: I asked this question several years ago, and at the time Patrick Roy was the only goaltender in league history to allow two 500th career goals. On March 23, 2002, Patrick added Detroit's Brendan Shanahan to his list, which already included Steve Yzerman (1/17/96) and Joe Mullen (3/14/97).

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Currently, there are two 40-year-old goaltenders playing in the National Hockey League, Dominik Hasek and Ed Belfour. Prior to these two, name the last goaltender to appear in an NHL game on their 40th birthday or later.
CORRECT ANSWER: Hall-of-Famer Tony Esposito, born in April of 1943, played eighteen games as Murray Bannerman's backup with the 1983-84 Black Hawks.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: On Saturday, November 22, 2003, the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens participated in the first-ever National Hockey League game contested outdoors. Immediately prior to that game, the 57,167 fans were treated to a battle between the Oilers' and Canadiens' alumni squads. The goaltender in this photo is Grant Fuhr, who was as acrobatic as ever in blanking (with Bill Ranford) Montreal, 2-0.

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Quite a logjam at the top this week - we've got a lot of goaltender geniuses in the December competition!

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DECEMBER 2005 LEADER BOARD:
1.  Ryan Angus              15
    Gary Balentine          15
    Lou Ford                15
    Pete Hibbard            15
    Jason Kurylo            15
    Roger Maynard           15
    Bryan McCready          15
    Jayzin Smith            15
9.  Chris Polehoykie        12
10. Mark Calandra           10
    Tom Mascioli            10
    Alex Wagner             10
The two-pointer this week is a Goaltender Trivia standard - hopefully you were all paying attention at the beginning of the season! Extra thanks to Gord Brost for the five-pointer this week! Thanks, Gord! How many consecutive sentences can I end with exclamation points?!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK FIVE (Answers due 10pm MDT 12/16/05):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Who allowed the first goal of the 2005-06 National Hockey League regular season?

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Earlier this calendar year, this goaltender became part of the first brother-sister combination to play on the same team in a North American professional hockey game. Name this goaltender.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Name the first goaltender to record a major-league hockey victory at Edmonton's Northlands Coliseum.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Well, so much for me trying to break the eight-way tie at the top of the leader boards with a wild photograph question! You've all done me proud, and I'm sure that Gregg Naumenko would agree.

Yesterday, Buffalo's Martin Biron extended his consecutive win streak to eleven. It would have been thirteen if he hadn't had to come in to replace Mika Noronen during a shootout on November 22, but Biron - who was almost the forgotten man at the start of this season - is within reach of the NHL league record. Who holds it? Guaranteed that you'll see it in one of these mailings in the next few weeks.

Biron's also won thirteen consecutive starts, and that's what is being reported by most media sources. However you like to talk about the streak, it's definitely good news for the Sabres, who now have a healthy Ryan Miller back on their roster.

One place that could use Biron's services is Vancouver, who received word this week that Dan Cloutier's injury is worse than expected and will require surgery. Cloutier will be out a minimum of four months, and although the team has stated that they're content to go with Alex Auld the rest of the way, a very competitive Northwest Division could necessitate change sooner rather than later.

Toronto's Ed Belfour has now lost five consecutive decisions in his quest to pass Terry Sawchuk as the second-winningest goaltender in National Hockey League history. Eddie's quest continues Monday in Toronto as the Leafs host the New York Islanders.

And there was an interesting injury situation involving an NHL club's goaltenders this past week, which I'm very eager to talk about but don't want to give away too many hints on the two-point question this week.

But before we move to next week's questions, let's take a look back:

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.5:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Who allowed the first goal of the 2005-06 National Hockey League regular season?
CORRECT ANSWER: On October 5, 2005, Jean-Pierre Dumont of the Buffalo Sabres scored 3:11 into the first period of their game against the New York Islanders. In net for the Islanders was Rick DiPietro.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Earlier this calendar year, this goaltender became part of the first brother-sister combination to play on the same team in a North American professional hockey game. Name this goaltender.
CORRECT ANSWER: On January 28, 2005, defenseman (and two-time Olympic medalist) Angela Ruggiero skated in front of her brother, goaltender Bill Ruggiero, as the Tulsa Oilers defeated Rio Grande Valley by a 7-2 count.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Name the first goaltender to record a major-league hockey victory at Edmonton's Northlands Coliseum.
CORRECT ANSWER: Replacing the Edmonton Gardens as the home of the WHA Oilers, Northlands Coliseum opened on November 10, 1974 when the Oilers squared off against the Cleveland Crusaders. Hall-of-Famer Jacques Plante earned the 4-1 victory, defeating Hall-of-Famer Gerry Cheevers in the process.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: He played fewer than two full games in Anaheim, but Gregg Naumenko was considered one of the Ducks' top goaltending prospects right up until the acquisition of Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Naumenko is now back with the Ducks' farm team in Portland on a professional tryout contract.

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Well, there are now only six folks tied for the top after two weeks (after eight last week). This is much more an indication of the high quality of competition this season than it is a reflection of the question difficulty. Believe me, some of these questions are very difficult!

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DECEMBER 2005 LEADER BOARD:

1.  Ryan Angus              30
    Gary Balentine          30
    Lou Ford                30
    Pete Hibbard            30
    Jason Kurylo            30
    Bryan McCready          30
7.  Roger Maynard           28
8.  Mark Calandra           25
    Tom Mascioli            25
10. Chris Polehoykie        22
Remember, you've got two weeks for these - the final questions of December. Happy holidays to you all; I'll be visiting friends and family in Seattle at this point next week. I'm tossing some extra-tricky ones out this week, since it's the last week of the month and we need to break the tie!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK SIX (Answers due 10pm MDT 12/30/05):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Last week, this National Hockey League defenseman suited up as the dressed backup goaltender for his team. Name him.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Among this one-time National Hockey League goaltender's pets are a rottweiler and a Columbian red-tail boa constrictor. Name him.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: The first recorded instance of a hockey goaltender scoring a goal was on February 18, 1905 when this goaltender skated the length of the ice to score. Name the goaltender scoring the goal, and the goaltender who allowed it.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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First things first - congratulations to Lou Ford! As many of you noted, I ramped things up for the final week of December, with the intent of breaking the six-way tie at the top of the leader board. Well, Lou was not fazed, and came through with another perfect week.

This is Lou's second consecutive crown, and sixth overall!

Happy new year to all of you - it was definitely an interesting 2005. At this time last year, I was pretty sure that we wouldn't be watching NHL hockey at this point. Glad they got it done!

Also good to see Kari Lehtonen back in action - I'm watching him as I type this, and he's looking sharp. I'd love to know more about the history of his current mask art, if any of you can help.

Which of Buffalo's three-headed goaltending corps is going to be dealt? Mika Noronen has now gone officially on record as saying that he wants the situation resolved quickly (not that that ever helps things). My instincts still tell me that it will be Martin Biron dealt, and there are three Northwest Division teams that would love to have him.

Okay, let's get started!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.6:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Last week, this National Hockey League defenseman suited up as the dressed backup goaltender for his team. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Jamie Allison, who has always had a hard time staying
in an NHL lineup, finally found an interesting way to do it on December 13.
With Tomas Vokoun out with a knee strain, the Nashville Predators had intended to go with Chris Mason as the starter and Brian Finley as the backup. But Mason's groin had other ideas, forcing him to the sidelines. Enter Finley, and enter Allison as the dressed backup on the Predator bench. Finley allowed seven goals on 41 Florida shots, and many of us were hoping that Allison would get a chance.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Among this one-time National Hockey League goaltender's pets are a rottweiler and a Columbian red-tail boa constrictor. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Steve Passmore, currently toiling in Helsinki. Passmore's rottweiler is named Zeus, and the boa constrictor is named Damien. He also has a gray tabby cat named Pansey; thank you to the Chicago Sun-Times 2002 season preview for this insight into Passmore's home life.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: The first recorded instance of a hockey goaltender scoring a goal was on February 18, 1905 when this goaltender skated the length of the ice to score. Name the goaltender scoring the goal, and the goaltender who allowed it.
CORRECT ANSWER: Montreal Westmounts netminder Fred Brophy scored against Quebec Bulldogs goaltender Paddy Moran. Moran was considered perhaps the best goaltender of his era, but he had no recourse when Brophy took the puck and skated the length of the ice to score. The following season, Brophy reprised his feat, putting the puck past Nathan Frye of the Montreal Victorias.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This is Phoenix Coyotes prospect, and current Drummondville netminder, Pier-Olivier Pelletier. Pier could one day be a number-one goaltender in the big leagues - he doesn't stand out with any one particular skill, but he's good at everything, is very steady and consistent.

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Lou reigns supreme once more! Congratulations to everyone who attempted this last batch of questions - they were tough, and you have my respect for giving them a shot.

DECEMBER 2005 LEADER BOARD:
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1.  Lou Ford                45
2.  Ryan Angus              42
3.  Jason Kurylo            38
4.  Gary Balentine          37 
    Bryan McCready          37
6.  Mark Calandra           33
7.  Pete Hibbard            32
8.  Roger Maynard           28
9.  Tom Mascioli            27
10. Jayzin Smith            25
From now on, I'm moving the official deadline to the Saturday following the questions. Since I almost always do all trivia-related tasks on Sundays, this should help.

Extra thanks to Mike Taylor for providing the spark behind this week's three-pointer!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK SEVEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 01/08/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Amongst current National Hockey League goaltenders, name the all-time leader in regular-season victories.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: In a situation that might remind you of the famed Lester Patrick, this assistant coach tended his American Hockey League team's goal this past week. Name him.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Before it happened to Vitaly Kolesnik and Curtis Joseph in their game on December 26, name the last time in National Hockey League history where both starting goaltenders were replaced by their backups during the first period of the game.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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My apologies for being a day late (and a dollar short?) this week - although it was a fantastic weekend for me in terms of billable hours, it was not so good for hobbies. I basically spent the entire weekend in the office, and now I need a new weekend to recover.

With that said, let's get straight to the questions!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.7:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Amongst current National Hockey League goaltenders, name the all-time leader in regular-season victories.
CORRECT ANSWER: The Toronto Maple Leafs' Ed Belfour had 452 victories at the time the question was posed. He has a pretty sizeable lead on contemporaries Curtis Joseph and Martin Brodeur.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: In a situation that might remind you of the famed Lester Patrick, this assistant coach tended his American Hockey League team's goal this past week. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: On December 28, Albany River Rats assistant coach Chris Terreri played the first and third periods of his club's game against Hershey. Terreri stopped 27 of 31 shots in a 4-2 loss, despite not playing professionally in more than fifty-four months.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Before it happened to Vitaly Kolesnik and Curtis Joseph in their game on December 26, name the last time in National Hockey League history where both starting goaltenders were replaced by their backups during the first period of the game.
CORRECT ANSWER: The date was January 2, 2003. After allowing four goals
on just seven shots, Atlanta goaltender Byron Dafoe was pulled at 12:03 of the first period in favour of Milan Hnilicka. Barely one minute later, Ottawa starter Martin Prusek injured his groin and was forced to vacate his position. Patrick Lalime filled in for the Sens in an eventual 8-1 win over the Thrashers.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Yes, it's Chris Terreri once again! Several pointed out defenseman Bruce Driver in the background of this photo of Terreri, who was a member of New Jersey's 1995 Stanley Cup-winning team.

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The January leaderboard is already looking hot - with four strong competitors pacing the way!

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JANUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
1. Lou Ford                15
   Jason Kurylo            15
   Tom Mascioli            15
   Roger Maynard           15
5. Ryan Angus              10
   Gary Balentine          10
   Glenn Black             10
   Jeff Brace              10
   Mark Calandra           10
   Brenden Fletcher        10
   Bryan McCready          10
   Jayzin Smith            10
   Mike Taylor             10
   David Zetterman         10
I think that the five-pointer this week is tricky, but the other three should be achievable if you've been paying attention. I've got a really good stockpile of five-point level questions, but oddly enough it's hard to get good two- and three-point questions. I'm working on it, though.

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK EIGHT (Answers due 10pm MDT 01/15/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: As of January 8, which 2005-06 National Hockey League team has seen more goaltenders guarding their net than any other?

THREE-POINT QUESTION: There are currently twenty-seven goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame (including only those who were prominent goaltenders, but not those - such as Lester Patrick - whose goaltending was only a small part of their legend). Of those, only one was born in the United States. Name him.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Surrounding the league's Christmas break, Atlanta's Michael Garnett recorded consecutive shutouts in wins over New Jersey and Montreal. Prior to Garnett, name the last Atlanta-based NHL goaltender to record back-to-back shutouts.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Weird. I clearly posted the last trivia, but it's not showing up as a new post. Spooky!

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Ladies and gentlemen, Martin Brodeur is back! Right before the Olympics, too, which scares me as an American hockey fan. Marty's already got three shutouts in the first half of this month, which brings his season total to...three. And he looks pretty solid against Chicago as I type this. Like I said, just in time for Turin.

Edited to add: with the win tonight, Brodeur has tied Tony Esposito with his 423rd regular-season NHL victory. Congrats to Marty!

Looking forward to finally seeing the Maple Leafs in Denver on Tuesday. It's ironic, because one of the (valid) arguments against the new scheduling format is that you won't see each team in your building each year. And when was the last time Toronto was in Denver? I'll leave that as an exercise for the reader, but it's funny that they're coming thanks to the schedule change. Look for me - I'll be the loud bald one!

My "Larry King Non-Sequitur Comment of the Week": however you feel about the shootout, it'd be a lot of fun to see a mid-1990's Patrick Roy in a shootout.

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.8:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: As of January 8, which 2005-06 National Hockey League team has seen more goaltenders guarding their net than any other?
CORRECT ANSWER: The Atlanta Thrashers have used five netminders during this season - Kari Lehtonen, Mike Dunham, Michael Garnett, Adam Berkhoel and Steve Shields. The St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins have both dressed five goaltenders this year, although only four have played (extra thanks to Tom Mascioli and Bryan McCready for noting this).

THREE-POINT QUESTION: There are currently twenty-seven goaltenders enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame (including only those who were prominent goaltenders, but not those - such as Lester Patrick - whose goaltending was only a small part of their legend). Of those, only one was born in the United States. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: The pride of Eveleth, Minnesota, Frank Brimsek was known as "Mr. Zero" in his ten-year National Hockey League career, most of which was spent with the Bruins. If you don't know about Brimsek's storied rookie season, you're in for a real treat.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Surrounding the league's Christmas break, Atlanta's Michael Garnett recorded consecutive shutouts in wins over New Jersey and Montreal. Prior to Garnett, name the last Atlanta-based NHL goaltender to record back-to-back shutouts.
CORRECT ANSWER: Way back on November 1, 1978, the Atlanta Flames' Dan Bouchard stopped forty shots in a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Two nights later, Bouchard earned a second whitewashing, with twenty-five saves in a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This one felled more people than I thought it would - this is 2003 Hall of Fame inductee Grant Fuhr. Fuhr spent ninety-five games with Toronto; here he appears in Toronto's NHL 75th anniversary sweater.
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This week's set of questions tossed a lot of competitors, but the top of the leader board remains unshaken:

JANUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
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1.  Lou Ford                30
    Jason Kurylo            30
    Tom Mascioli            30
    Roger Maynard           30
5.  Ryan Angus              25
    Gary Balentine          25
    Glenn Black             25
    Bryan McCready          25
    David Zetterman         25
10. Jeff Brace              20
    Mark Calandra           20
    Brenden Fletcher        20
Three more weeks to go in this month's tournament! A couple of tricky ones this week - so good luck and watch your step!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK NINE (Answers due 10pm MDT 01/22/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltenders involved the last time in which the National Hockey League awarded the Vezina Trophy to multiple goaltenders in the same season.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltender who recently appeared in a National Hockey League game despite suffering from multiple sclerosis.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: In the early 1980s, the Calgary Flames set a National Hockey League record by going 264 consecutive games without being shut out. Which goaltender finally broke the streak?

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Short introduction this week, as I'm watching my Seattle Seahawks in the NFC championship game. Let's get right to the questions!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.9:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltenders involved the last time in which the National Hockey League awarded the Vezina Trophy to multiple goaltenders in the same season.
CORRECT ANSWER: Back in 1980-81, the Vezina was still awarded using a very simple formula - goaltender(s) on the team allowing the fewest goals. And in this year, the Montreal Canadiens had three goaltenders share in the glory - Denis Herron, Michel Larocque, and Richard Sevigny.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltender who recently appeared in a National Hockey League game despite suffering from multiple sclerosis.
CORRECT ANSWER: The Providence Bruins' Jordan Sigalet, who made news of his condition public on December 11, 2004. While on recall to the Boston club this year, Jordan replaced Andrew Raycroft on January 7 and played the final 0:43 in a 6-3 defeat.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: In the early 1980s, the Calgary Flames set a National Hockey League record by going 264 consecutive games without being shut out. Which goaltender finally broke the streak?
CORRECT ANSWER: The Quebec Nordiques and Richard Sevigny blanked Calgary by a 4-0 score on January 11, 1985, with Sevigny making nineteen saves to preserve the shutout.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This one was a tough one - it's one-time Chicago prospect Jim Waite, here appearing in the club's 1991-92 media guide. I believe this shot to be taken from Waite's 9-6 victory over the St. Louis Blues on December 20, 1989.

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The usual suspects remain on the leader board!
Code:

JANUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
1. Tom Mascioli            45
2. Ryan Angus              40
   Lou Ford                40
   Jason Kurylo            40
   Roger Maynard           40
   Bryan McCready          40
7. Gary Balentine          35
   Glenn Black             35
9. Mark Calandra           30
   David Zetterman         30
Two weeks left, and a lot of folks within striking distance. Can Tom hold them off?

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK TEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 01/29/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: In a recent poll of sixty-five National Hockey League netminders, who was chosen as the best goaltender in the NHL this season?

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the last goaltender to win a major National Hockey League award on a team for which he was not currently a member.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: One of the few World Hockey Association goaltenders to use a curved stick, this netminder was the all-time leader in WHA scoring among goalies. Name him.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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Ooh...we're so close to the Olympics that I can almost taste it!

Kari Lehtonen joined fellow countryman Miikka Kiprusoff this week in backing out of the Olympics, choosing to rest his troubled groin during the break. Antero Niittymaki and Fredrik Norrena will now battle for the #1 job in Finland's net.

Great to see the Devils lock up Martin Brodeur for the next six years. It's an awfully long contract, but I've always been a fan of players who spend their entire career with one team. Brodeur is 125 wins away from breaking Patrick Roy's career National Hockey League record, which would be about twenty wins per year if he plays to the end of his new deal. An injury could obviously derail him, but if you're a betting man, I wouldn't bet against Marty.

Let's get to the questions!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.10:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: In a recent poll of sixty-five National Hockey League netminders, who was chosen as the best goaltender in the NHL this season?
CORRECT ANSWER: Dominik Hasek (17 votes) narrowly beat out Miikka Kiprusoff (16 votes) for this honour. For complete poll results, visit http://www.thehockeynews.com/en/news...p?idNews=19905

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the last goaltender to win a major National Hockey League award on a team for which he was not currently a member.
CORRECT ANSWER: This one has two correct answers, depending on how you interpret the question. In 2003, Roman Cechmanek shared the Jennings Trophy as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers; however, he had been traded to the Los Angeles Kings the previous month.

A more interesting answer is Michel Larocque, who was one of three winners of the 1981 Vezina Trophy with the Montreal Canadiens. Larocque had been traded to Toronto in March of that year, and had played ten games for the Maple Leafs at the time the Vezina was awarded, but had played enough games for Montreal to qualify as a co-winner.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: One of the few World Hockey Association goaltenders to use a curved stick, this netminder was the all-time leader in WHA scoring among goalies. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Don McLeod, who not only leads this category, but dominates it to a remarkable extent. McLeod registered forty-three assists in six WHA seasons, more than 200% more than the #2-scoring netminder.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Many of you know this person as a colour commentator - this is Glenn "Chico" Resch, who toiled in relative obscurity for much of his NHL career, but did win a Stanley Cup with the 1980 Islanders (not pictured).
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Tom continues to hold off the pack - can he continue his perfect month?

Code:

JANUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
1.  Tom Mascioli            60
2.  Ryan Angus              55
    Lou Ford                55
    Bryan McCready          55
4.  Jason Kurylo            52
5.  Gary Balentine          50
7.  Roger Maynard           40
    David Zetterman         40
9.  Mark Calandra           37
10. Glenn Black             35
Last week of the January competition, so make it count!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK ELEVEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 02/04/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Among goaltenders who are undefeated in shootouts over their National Hockey League career, name the one with the greatest number of shootout victories (as of January 29).

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Penalty shots are more prevalent under the new rules enforcement in the National Hockey League. Name the goaltender who faced penalty shots in three consecutive NHL games this season.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Who holds the National Hockey League record for most consecutive postseason victories?

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name all three of the following goaltender:

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Tom Mascioli does it again - riding a perfect month to the Goaltender Trivia title, his thirteenth of his illustrious career. Congratulations to Tom, and to all those who made the chase a great one!

Trivia: who is the all-time leader in Goaltender Trivia titles?

You all know that I usually stick to hockey on this, however...it's just over four hours until the Super Bowl; in fact, I'm trying to get this sent out so that I can head over to a friend's house to watch. Many of you know that I'm a Seattle native, and a die-hard Seahawks fan. If you don't have a rooting interest in today's game, I'm hoping you'll support my team. Even compared to most goaltenders, I'm superstitious, and I'll take all the help I can get today.

How about Tim Thomas?! The former Vermont Catamount actually left the Boston Bruins' system to play in Finland last year because he didn't believe that the Bruins were going to give him a chance. Thanks to a series of injuries in Boston, he's not getting that chance, and if you were lucky, you got to see his 44-save shutout against the powerful Ottawa Senators on Monday. And if you look at his game-by-game results, you could make a strong case that he hasn't had a poor performance since his recall in January. Congrats to Tim!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.11:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Among goaltenders who are undefeated in shootouts over their National Hockey League career, name the one with the greatest number of shootout victories (as of January 29).
CORRECT ANSWER: The Dallas Stars' Marty Turco has won all six of the shootouts in which he has participated this season, stopping 13 of 16 attempts in the process (including the first nine). Turco has also stopped all three penalty shots he has faced this year! It might have something to do with being able to practice daily against Jussi Jokinen (who has scored on all eight of his shootout attempts this year).

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Penalty shots are more prevalent under the new rules enforcement in the National Hockey League. Name the goaltender who faced penalty shots in three consecutive NHL games this season.
CORRECT ANSWER: Olaf Kolzig of the Washington Capitals faced penalty shots on January 19 (Mike Sillinger), January 21 (Erik Cole) and January 25 (Ryan Malone) - of the three, only Sillinger was stopped. Also of significance is Craig Anderson's performance - he faced three penalty shots in two consecutive games this year.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Who holds the National Hockey League record for most consecutive postseason victories?
CORRECT ANSWER: Tom Barrasso of the Pittsburgh Penguins won his final eleven postseason games in 1992, and picked up where he left off with wins in the first three games the following spring. For those of you counting, that's fourteen consecutive wins! Chris Terreri and the New Jersey Devils finally stopped the march, on April 25, 1993.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name all three of the following goaltenders:

CORRECT ANSWER: These were the Las Vegas Thunder goaltenders at the start of the 1994-95 International Hockey League season - from left to right, Pokey Reddick, Clint Malarchuk and Manon Rheaume.

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What's most impressive about Tom's performance this month is that I always write two or three "impossible" questions per month. It's not that I don't like perfection, but I like to extend a good challenge. Well, Tom took hold and returned twenty volleys!

JANUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1.  Tom Mascioli            75
2.  Ryan Angus              70
    Roger Maynard           70
    Bryan McCready          70
5.  Jason Kurylo            67
6.  Lou Ford                65
7.  Mark Calandra           52
8.  Gary Balentine          50
9.  David Zetterman         45
10. Glenn Black             42
One note for February - there will be one Sunday this month where I'll be unable to run trivia due to work obligations. I haven't decided what I'll do, but I'm leaning towards doubling the questions on the previous Sunday and giving two weeks' time to answer. Just a heads-up!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK TWELVE (Answers due 10pm MDT 02/11/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: This goaltender has been claimed off National Hockey League waivers three times in the past month, and is now back with the team for which he made his NHL debut. Name him.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the last goaltender to win the Vezina Trophy in the same season in which his National Hockey League team failed to qualify for the playoffs.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltenders involved in the most lopsided game in National Hockey League history.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

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I'm glad that you're playing, though - if you want to PM me with your answers, I'd be happy to include them.

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Wow - look at the log-jam this week at the top of the standings! Hopefully you've all got your eagle eyes out for this week's competition.

National Hockey League shuts down for a few weeks after today's game, but I'm really looking forward to this year's Olympics (as you may guess from many of the questions this week)!

Nice to see Olaf Kolzig sign a two-year extension with the Caps. It doesn't happen very often, but it's nice when a player spends his entire career with one organization. (Hopefully I don't jinx Olie - who has been subject to persistent trade rumours all season).

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.12:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: This goaltender has been claimed off National Hockey League waivers three times in the past month, and is now back with the team for which he made his NHL debut. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Craig Anderson was actually drafted by the Calgary Flames in 1999, but reentered the draft and was chosen by Chicago in 2001. On January 19, Anderson was claimed by the Bruins, who relinquished him to the St. Louis Blues on January 30. On February 3, the circle was made complete when Chicago re-claimed Anderson, and the Chicago native played for the Hawks the following evening.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the last goaltender to win the Vezina Trophy in the same season in which his National Hockey League team failed to qualify for the playoffs.
CORRECT ANSWER: In 1930-31, future Hall-of-Famer Roy Worters led the NHL with a 1.61 goals-against average; unfortunately, he toiled for the moribund New York Americans. The Americans finished in a tie for the final playoff spot with the Montreal Maroons, but lost out by having fewer victories. Not only is this the last time this has happened, but it's the only time this has happened - although Jose Theodore came close in 2002.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltenders involved in the most lopsided game in National Hockey League history.
CORRECT ANSWER: On January 23, 1944, the Detroit Red Wings pummeled the New York Rangers by the score of 15-0, outshooting the Blueshirts by a 58-9 count. Connie Dion stopped nine shots for the win - his first career NHL shutout - while Ken McAuley had forty-three saves in the defeat. The Rangers, Cup champions just four years earlier, was arguably the team hardest hit by World War Two.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Michel "Bunny" Larocque enjoyed a long and prosperous career mainly with the Montreal Canadiens, but played two games for the Philadelphia Flyers in 1983. Fortunately, photographer Denis Brodeur - father of Martin - was there to capture one of those games.

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Eight folks tied for the top spot this week, plus many others within striking distance with a forty-point "week" on the horizon!


FEBRUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1. Ryan Angus              15
   Gary Balentine          15
   Mark Calandra           15
   Lou Ford                15
   Jason Kurylo            15
   Tom Mascioli            15
   Bryan McCready          15
   Eric Pye                15
9. Roger Maynard           10
   David Zetterman         10
This upcoming weekend I will not have access to the Internet, so we're doing something a little special. First, there's a two-week deadline for this "week"'s competition - meaning that you have until the 25th of the month to respond.

More interestingly, this week will be an all-picture spectacular! I get a lot of positive feedback on the photos I choose for these trivia tournaments; additionally, I have a large stockpile of good shots to use.

All eight questions will be five points in value, so have at them! Part of the trick is that some of these are "easy", but you don't know beforehand which ones!

Also, I've had a lot of people suggest this type of competition, so if you like it, let me know! (and if you don't, let me know!)

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK THIRTEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 02/25/06):

QUESTION ONE: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION TWO: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION THREE: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION FOUR: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION FIVE: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION SIX: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION SEVEN: Name the following goaltender:


QUESTION EIGHT: Name the following goaltender:

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Just finished watching Team Sweden capture the gold medal in men's Olympic ice hockey! Nothing like getting up early on a Sunday morning to watch some great hockey - and I don't think that anyone watching could have been disappointed in the game's intensity and passion. Congratulations to the Swedes and the Finns both; it wasn't the rivalry game I was originally hoping to see this morning (being the USA homer that I am) but it was a great match.

On to the goaltenders - Henrik Lundqvist and Antero Niittymaki both worked their tails off in the game this morning, and as I'm typing this, Niittymaki was just named the most valuable player of the Olympic tournament! Remember that Antero wasn't even supposed to be on the Finnish roster, only making the squad after Miikka Kiprusoff and Kari Lehtonen bowed out, and that he has been fighting off a flu virus for the past three weeks!

I got back from Hawai'i (the big island) on Wednesday morning after nearly a week there with my company. A phenomenal trip, but exhausting - look for pictures on my personal site within the next week - we always pack a lot of activities into our trips, so I almost need a vacation to recover. I did manage to get up extra-early each morning to watch ice hockey before breakfast!

If the line lengths look funny this week, I'm trying something new so that I don't have to reformat it for Usenet's news server. Keep your fingers crossed for me! (yes, I'm a nerd.) And thank you to all of you who did not tease me after I sent the last set of questions out, all labeled "QUESTION ONE".

Let's get to these questions!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.13:

QUESTION ONE: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This is newly-crowned gold medallist Henrik Lundqvist, playing for his native Sweden in the 2005 IIHF World Championships. Here (May 7) he stops Canada's Shane Doan.

QUESTION TWO: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: In his National Hockey League debut on November 10, this is Tampa Bay prospect Gerald Coleman. Astute observers noted that Coleman is still using his goal stick from his junior hockey days with the OHL London Knights.

QUESTION THREE: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: In the 2005 NCAA National Championship game, this is Denver University's Peter Mannino, stopping Mike Prpich (North Dakota) as defenseman Gabe Gauthier trails the play.

QUESTION FOUR: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Here is Philadelphia's Sean Burke, stopping one of twenty-four shots in a 2-0 shutout over Montreal (April 1, 2004). This picture clearly illustrates just how fine the line is in getting an NHL shutout.

QUESTION FIVE: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Charline Labonte stops United States captain Krissy Wendell in a pre-Olympic tournament match (December 1, 2005).

QUESTION SIX: Name the following goaltender:
http://hockeygoalies.org/trivia/pict...10week13-6.jpg
CORRECT ANSWER: On January 17, 2004, here is Corey Schwab of the New Jersey Devils stopping Jaromir Jagr. Two days later, Corey reinjured his groin in practice, and has yet to return to action.

QUESTION SEVEN: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Toronto prospect Jean-Francois Racine, against the Montreal Canadiens in a preseason game on September 24 of this season. Eagle eyes among you noticed the "Roots" on the mask, noted that "Racine" is French for "root", and came to the correct conclusion!

QUESTION EIGHT: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: In a pre-Olympic press photo, this is Mike Richter of the 1988 United States squad. Mike would go on to become the consensus top American goaltender in international competition before a head injury ended his career. He is currently enrolled at Yale University.

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A forty-point week really boosts the standings, especially since the pictures made the questions easier for non-regulars to at least make an educated guess. You should see the logjam at 30 points (just off the chart)!

FEBRUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1. Lou Ford                55
   Tom Mascioli            55
   Bryan McCready          55
4. Jason Kurylo            53
5. Ryan Angus              50
   Gary Balentine          50
   Roger Maynard           50
8. David Zetterman         48
9. Gary Burrows            35
   Mark Calandra           35
   Mike Taylor             35
Back to the grind this week - one more week in February, so good luck!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK FOURTEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 03/04/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltender who was named Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Olympic men's ice hockey tournament.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: In the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs, Detroit's Norm Ullman scored consecutive goals a mere five seconds apart. Name the goaltender who was in the opposing net at the time.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: When collegiate goaltender Chris Levesque made his emergency appearance as the Vancouver Canucks' backup netminder last season, which sweater number was he assigned?

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:


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February draws to a close, and we have three champions to celebrate today! Please welcome Lou Ford, Tom Mascioli and Bryan McCready back into the winner's circle - each has been here before, but each rolled through the month with a perfect record. Well-done, gentlemen!

Trade deadline this Thursday! It might be my favourite single day of the year - and with the quantity of goaltenders showing up in the rumour mill, it could be a fun time. Which of the Buffalo trio will be dealt? Who will Vancouver pick up? Will impending UFA Dwayne Roloson change addresses?

A minor netminder deal occurred this week as Jani Hurme found his way into the Anaheim system. I wouldn't be entirely shocked if this paves the way for a Jean-Sebastien Giguere deal - perhaps to the Lightning if they can alleviate their salary cap issues.

Let's move on to the answers! Yes, I did mention the answer to the two-pointer in this part of the e-mail last week; it was intentional. Just seeing who's out there, or another one of my "crazy head games", as one reader put it (heh heh). There's a similar one this week, but I'm not giving anything away up here!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.14:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltender who was named Most Valuable Player of the 2006 Olympic men's ice hockey tournament.
CORRECT ANSWER: Antero Niittymaki, the Finnish sensation who backstopped his squad all the way to a silver medal in this year's tournament.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: In the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs, Detroit's Norm Ullman scored consecutive goals a mere five seconds apart. Name the goaltender who was in the opposing net at the time.
CORRECT ANSWER: Ullman's goals were scored against future Hall of Famer Glenn Hall and the Chicago Black Hawks. According to Ullman, the goals were scored off one post and just inside the other post. Ullman ended up with a hat trick that night in a 4-2 Detroit win.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: When collegiate goaltender Chris Levesque made his emergency appearance as the Vancouver Canucks' backup netminder last season, which sweater number was he assigned?
CORRECT ANSWER: Chris wore #40 in his brief appearance with Vancouver.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: The "smiley face" in the mask may have given it away, but this is Rogie Vachon during his two-year stint in Motown.

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A lot of high scores this month! I'm always impressed when so many of you easily handle the questions which I find tough.

FEBRUARY 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1. Lou Ford                70
   Tom Mascioli            70
   Bryan McCready          70
4. Jason Kurylo            68
5. Gary Balentine          65
   Roger Maynard           65
7. David Zetterman         63
8. Ryan Angus              60
9. Gary Burrows            50
   Mark Calandra           50
Two more months in this this year's competition, so let's get March started right away...

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK FIFTEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 03/11/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: This goaltender recently became the first in National Hockey League history to record ten consecutive seasons with thirty (or more) regular-season victories. Name him.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the first date on which European-born goaltenders faced one another in the Stanley Cup Finals.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: This future National Hockey League goaltender was in class on the day he was drafted, and found out about his fourth-round selection over his school's loudspeaker system. Name him.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:


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Wow - what a trade deadline! I mentioned three things in last week's Goaltender Trivia, and all three happened - Buffalo did trade one of their three goaltenders (Mika Noronen), who went to Vancouver. And Dwayne Roloson was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers. But there was one trade that, quite frankly, surprised me (and still does).

Many of you know that I live in the Denver area and am a Colorado Avalanche fan. On Wednesday at work I received a call to be a substitute goaltender in a league game, so I had to take the bus to Boulder to retrieve my equipment. En route, a friend of mine calls and asks me to explain "The Trade". It quickly became obvious to him that I wasn't at my computer, had no idea what had transpired, and that Pierre Lacroix's trades always seem to catch me when I'm least available.

Yes, I'm referring to the David Aebischer - Jose Theodore trade. I've learned to give Lacroix the benefit of the doubt on his transactions; he's certainly earned my trust over the years. Having said that, I'm not sure what he's thinking. If Theodore were healthy, and making the same salary as Aebischer, I'd rather have Theodore.

However, he's not healthy, and he makes several million dollars per season more. In this salary cap new world, that should be a huge consideration, and let's not forget that the Avalanche don't exactly have a playoff spot sewn up.

Anyhow, enough ranting on my part (although if enjoy my rants, drop me a line and I'll direct you to my blog where I make fairly-obvious remarks about day-to-day life). Let's get to these tough questions!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.15:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: This goaltender recently became the first in National Hockey League history to record ten consecutive seasons with thirty (or more) regular-season victories. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils, who started his streak in 1995-96, the year after his club won the Stanley Cup for the first time. For whatever it's worth, if you ignore the lockout-shortened season of 1994-95, Patrick Roy had eleven consecutive thirty-win campaigns.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the first date on which European-born goaltenders faced one another in the Stanley Cup Finals.
CORRECT ANSWER: On June 4, 2002, Detroit's Dominik Hasek and Carolina's Arturs Irbe met at Joe Louis Arena for Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals. Irbe and the Hurricanes won, 3-2 in overtime.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: This future National Hockey League goaltender was in class on the day he was drafted, and found out about his fourth-round selection over his school's loudspeaker system. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: John Vanbiesbrouck, who needless to say went home for the day after he learned of his selection by the New York Rangers in 1981.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Jamie Storr, in his debut with the Carolina Hurricanes on October 25, 2003. On this night, Storr stopped 28 of 32 Philadelphia shots in a 4-4 tie.

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It's a gigantic leader board this week! Well-done, everyone!

MARCH 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1. Gary Balentine          15
   Jeffrey Brace           15
   Mark Calandra           15
   Lou Ford                15
   Jerry Kotzman           15
   Jason Kurylo            15
   Roger Maynard           15
   Bryan McCready          15
9. Gary Burrows            10
   Pete Hibbard            10
   Tom Mascioli            10
   Mike Taylor             10
   David Zetterman         10
As you know, I like to toss some tough ones out when the standings are tight. The last two are particularly hard this week, so best of luck to you!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK SIXTEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 03/18/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltender, making their Olympic debut last month, who has suffered from epilepsy since the age of nine.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the first goaltender in the history of the National Hockey League to serve as the dressed backup throughout regulation and overtime before being inserted (by coach's decision, not by injury) to play in the shootout.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: The Pittsburgh Penguins were so troubled in the early 1980s that one of their top goaltenders publicly spoke of retiring young to sell wine in Baltimore. Name him.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name this one-time NHL goaltender:


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I was very surprised to see Boston sign Tim Thomas to a three-year extension this weekend. He's had a great year, to be sure, but he is thirty-one, and prior to this season he'd had a grand total of four NHL games. I guess it does give the Bruins some flexibility, and I'd expect to see Andrew Raycroft dealt prior to draft day.

Congratulations to the University of Wisconsin's Brian Elliott, who was the only goaltender among ten collegians named as 2006 Hobey Baker award finalists. Elliott, a 2003 draft choice of the Ottawa Senators, went 22-4-3 with a 93.4% save percentage, 1.68 goals-against average and five shutouts for the Badgers this year. I wouldn't expect him to win the award, but you can vote for him
at hobeybaker.com.

Patrick Lalime is back as the #1 goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, although it took a season-ending injury to Curtis Sanford for that to happen. What a long strange career it's been for Lalime - here's hoping that he finds his confidence once again.

This isn't goaltender related, but I've never seen the Sharks' Ville Nieminen without a smile on his face. Now, let's get to the questions!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.16:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the goaltender, making their Olympic debut last month, who has suffered from epilepsy since the age of nine.
CORRECT ANSWER: United States women's team netminder Chanda Gunn began taking Depakote to control her epilepsy as a young girl. Although her road has not been without its bumps, Gunn has persevered to the point where she is now one of the top female goaltenders in the world.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Name the first goaltender in the history of the National Hockey League to serve as the dressed backup throughout regulation and overtime before being inserted (by coach's decision, not by injury) to play in the shootout.
CORRECT ANSWER: On March 7 of this year, Edmonton's Ty Conklin was replaced prior to the club's shootout against the Dallas Stars. Mike Morrison took over in the Oiler net, and he became the ninth consecutive victim of the Stars' shootout success.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: The Pittsburgh Penguins were so troubled in the early 1980s that one of their top goaltenders publicly spoke of retiring young to sell wine in Baltimore. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: This was a quote from a young Roberto Romano, who instead went to Italy a few years later to play professionally. He would return to the Penguins in early 1994.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name this one-time NHL goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: Gilles Gilbert, celebrating his time with the Detroit Red Wings by wearing the ever-popular "Mike Brady" man-perm.

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When fifteen points makes the list after two weeks of action, you know that it was a tough week.

MARCH 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1. Gary Balentine          30
2. Bryan McCready          25
   Roger Maynard           25
4. Mark Calandra           20
   Jerry Kotzman           20
   Tom Mascioli            20
7. Jeffrey Brace           15
   Gary Burrows            15
   Lou Ford                15
   Jason Kurylo            15
I changed it a bit, but special thanks to Mike Taylor for the idea behind the three-point question this week! And without patting myself on the back too hard, I must say that I absolutely love the picture I chose this time.

And yes, the three-pointer and five-pointer are both a bit wordy. I got a thesaurus for Christmas!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK SEVENTEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 03/25/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Incredibly, Jussi Jokinen of the Dallas Stars went nearly the full 2005-06 National Hockey League season without being stopped in a shootout. Name the goaltender who finally kept him off of the tiebreaker scoreboard.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Currently, the Montreal Canadiens do not have a Quebec-born netminder on their roster, a rarity for a franchise which prides itself on its background. Name the goaltender(s) who played for les Habitants in the last season in which no Quebec-born goaltenders saw action for the club.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: While serving a stint as colour commentator for the World Hockey Association Toronto Toros, this goaltender came very close to signing a contract to play for the club. However, witnessing the poor ice quality on a team road trip swayed him otherwise. Name this netminder.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Shown here with Jari Gronstrand, name this one-time National Hockey League goaltender:


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The future may be now in Phoenix, with David LeNeveu being recalled this week from the American Hockey League to back up Curtis Joseph. Despite playing for a weak San Antonio squad, LeNeveu has dominated at the AHL level this season with a 92.1% save percentage.

I'm still surprised that Vitaly Kolesnik has not made an appearance with the Avalanche since David Aebischer was dealt to Montreal on March 8. Perhaps tonight on the back end of consecutive games?

Let's get to the answers for last week!

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.17:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Incredibly, Jussi Jokinen of the Dallas Stars went nearly the full 2005-06 National Hockey League season without being stopped in a shootout. Name the goaltender who finally kept him off of the tiebreaker scoreboard.
CORRECT ANSWER: On March 18, countryman Vesa Toskala stopped Jokinen at the end of the San Jose - Dallas match (to be perfectly accurate, Jokinen shot wide of the net). The Stars did remain perfect in shootouts, although they were taken to sudden-death before Antti Miettinen beat Toskala to win the game.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Currently, the Montreal Canadiens do not have a Quebec-born netminder on their roster, a rarity for a franchise which prides itself on its background. Name the goaltender(s) who played for les Habitants in the last season in which no Quebec-born goaltenders saw action for the club.
CORRECT ANSWER: In 1948-49, Toronto's Bill Durnan played in every minutes of every Montreal game. Every season since, at least one Quebec netminder has made an appearance - it's possible that the streak could be broken next season, although St-Jerome's Yann Danis is first in line should Aebischer or Huet struggle or injure.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: While serving a stint as colour commentator for the World Hockey Association Toronto Toros, this goaltender came very close to signing a contract to play for the club. However, witnessing the poor ice quality on a team road trip swayed him otherwise. Name this netminder.
CORRECT ANSWER: This is an odd little trivia item that I've had stored away for a few months. Ken Dryden, in his one-year contract holdout with the Montreal Canadiens, must not have felt quite busy enough clerking for a law firm. Working with the Toros, it was in New Jersey where Dryden - watching the puck skip all around the shoddy ice - talking himself out of signing that contract.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Shown here with Jari Gronstrand, name this one-time National Hockey League goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This is Kari Takko, during his first full season in the National Hockey League with the Minnesota North Stars. I don't know the restaurant, but the pizza looks good!

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Some stumbles this week (and a few no-shows from top-ten regulars) have pushed Gary Balentine into a possibly-insurmountable lead. Can he be caught?

Code:

MARCH 2006 LEADER BOARD:
1. Gary Balentine          45
2. Tom Mascioli            35
   Bryan McCready          35
4. Jerry Kotzman           30
5. Mark Calandra           25
   Roger Maynard           25
7. Jeffrey Brace           15
   Gary Burrows            15
   Lou Ford                15
   Jason Kurylo            15
This could be a coronation week for Gary, but I've got some more interesting questions for you in this final week of March.

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK EIGHTEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 04/01/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: This Hall of Fame netminder was convinced that he would only play well if he threw up prior to the game. Name him.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Before embarking on a Hall-of-Fame goaltending career, this young man broke his arm in a rugby match, resulting in a right arm permanently two inches shorter than his left. Name him.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Due to his goaltending ability, this young actor earned a supporting role in the popular movie "Youngblood". He is now one of Hollywood's most coveted thespians. Name him.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:


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Gary Balentine does it! Congratulations to Gary, who wins his second career Goaltender Trivia title, and first since March 2001, with a perfect month of sixty points. Well-done, Gary!

Some scores look higher this week due to my adding in some previous weeks' totals to two of the leaders. One issue I have is that I don't respond to the trivia until Sunday because I don't want to give out correct answers until the deadline has passed. This can cause a problem when e-mail issues crop up and I don't receive an answer submission.

If you mention it in your e-mail, I'll let you know (prior to Sunday) if/when I receive your submission.

On the same note, extra thanks to Tom Mascioli for his honesty regarding the extra five points I accidentally awarded him last week. And for his Keanu Reeves impression in this week's answers!

The tough season for St. Louis netminder Patrick Lalime came to an end last night, as the thirty-one year old torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. I've always been a Lalime fan because of his character, and am still rooting for him to return to form.

On a similar note, it's possible that Ray Emery will be the Ottawa goaltender in this spring's Stanley Cup chase. Dominik Hasek's groin is still acting up, and he may not return at all this season

It's good to see Christopher Knight ("Peter Brady") getting into the infomercial game!

Here comes the answers to last week's questions...

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ANSWERS TO GOALTENDER TRIVIA #10.18:

TWO-POINT QUESTION: This Hall of Fame netminder was convinced that he would only play well if he threw up prior to the game. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Glenn Hall. Coach Scotty Bowman tells a story of the April 18, 1968 playoff game where the St. Louis Blues were facing the Philadelphia Flyers in a game seven, and Hall told Bowman prior to the game that he might not play well because he hadn't thrown up. Bowman started to panic, but calmed when he later saw a pair of goal pads sticking out of one of the restroom stalls. Hall threw up, and stopped twenty-six shots in a 3-1 win.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: Before embarking on a Hall-of-Fame goaltending career, this young man broke his arm in a rugby match, resulting in a right arm permanently two inches shorter than his left. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Terry Sawchuk, in just one of the many tragic events which defined his career, and ultimately his life. If you haven't read David Dupuis' excellent biography on Sawchuk, you should - you're in for a rare treat.

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Due to his goaltending ability, this young actor earned a supporting role in the popular movie "Youngblood". He is now one of Hollywood's most coveted thespians. Name him.
CORRECT ANSWER: Okay, calling him a thespian may have been pushing the envelope, but I needed a synonym for actor. Keanu Reeves played Heaver the goaltender in the Rob Lowe / Patrick Swayze classic.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:

CORRECT ANSWER: This is young netminder Jocelyn Thibault, suiting up for the Quebec Nordiques in his rookie 1993-94 season. Thibault would move with the club to Denver before being traded in the December 2005 Patrick Roy deal.

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Gary didn't coast his way to the title this week, recording another perfect week to nail down the top spot!


MARCH 2006 LEADER BOARD:
Code:

1.  Gary Balentine          60
2.  Roger Maynard           50
    Bryan McCready          50
4.  David Zetterman         47
5.  Jerry Kotzman           45
    Tom Mascioli            45
7.  Mark Calandra           40
8.  Pete Hibbard            25
    Mike Taylor             25
10. Eric Pye                22
Last month of the trivia season, so good luck! This week's three-pointer comes courtesy of Mike Taylor, who always has an excellent question at the ready. Thanks, Mike!

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GOALTENDER TRIVIA YEAR TEN WEEK NINETEEN (Answers due 10pm MDT 04/08/06):

TWO-POINT QUESTION: Name the opposing goaltender who finally earned a shootout victory over the Dallas Stars this season.

THREE-POINT QUESTION: This week, Henrik Lundqvist broke the New York Rangers' club record for victories by a rookie goaltender. Prior to Lundqvist, who held this mark?

FIVE-POINT QUESTION: Working as a New York Rangers' statistician until 1986, this man was paid $100 per game when he had to appear in goal during a National Hockey League game. Name him.

PICTORAL QUESTION: Name the following goaltender:


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