Found December 18, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
PLAYERS: Petr Mrazek
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings

With Jimmy Howard on the shelf with a bum knee for a few weeks, third-string goalie Petr Mrazek will have an opportunity to show off his spiffy new Christmas pads when he gets some run over the holidays. I know what you’re thinking.  ”Is he serious?”  Yes, he’s totally serious. You know these beauties will get plenty of air time during the Winter Classic on January 1, if Mrazek dresses. Twitter


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