Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 6/18/12
Few back-up goaltenders make a lasting impression on a fanbase. Even fewer do so who play less than 25 games a year. This is our tribute to Anders Lindback, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday, June 15. Take care of him Bolts fans. He’s a good one.***#1: HIS FIRST CAREER WIN On the opening night of the season, Pekka Rinne went down in the third period thanks to a dirty play by Anaheim’s Troy Bodie. On the bench was a young kid named Anders Lindback who had never played hockey in North America before and who wasn’t supposed to see NHL action for quite a while.Oops.Lindback came in and stopped all seven shots he faced, preserving the win for Rinne. But coming into a game without any warning whatsoever allows you to just go out there and do your job without nerves becoming too big of a factor. Surely the next game, in Chicago, we’d see the real Anders Lindback, right? After all, they were the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the game was at the Madhouse on Madison and h...
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