When you've made 23 straight starts in net, you're going to endure your fair share of situations where forwards are barreling down at you at full speed, looking to will the puck into the net with brute force.
When all 205 pounds of Patrick Kaleta steamrolled into Jonas Hiller on an unsuccessful two-on-one Wednesday night, Hiller shrugged it off, returned to his feet, posted a scoreless third period, and following the game showed reporters the tear in his sock where Kaleta's skate blade made contact with his leg.
"I was worried to get cut or whatever. But it just hit my kneepad. I'm doing all right," Hiller said after Anaheim's 2-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres dropped the club to seven points out of the eighth playoff spot with 18 games remaining.
It's all part of a well-earned paycheck by Hiller, who will likely make his franchise-record 24th consecutive start on Friday when the Calgary Flames visit Friday for another matchup between two teams desperate for points. He equaled J.S....