By: Miranda Martin
Now more than ever is the time to have a good back-up goaltender.
In this very short and very busy season, every NHL team is facing back-to-back games, generally with travel between. While this is very trying on every player, it is especially tiresome on a goalie. In a traditional 82-game season, it is generally acceptable for each goalie to play a respective game in the series, but sometimes down the stretch, that is not the best idea.
So what is best to do this season?
Many teams witnessed how their teams would react to one of many back-to-back series this opening weekend. One of the crucial decisions to the series is what goalie to start. Some teams decided to split the games between the two goatenders. The Pittsburgh Penguins thrived in two victories by splitting games between Marc-Andre Fleury and former Predator Tomas Vokoun. The Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks also saw success by each goaltender playing a game. The Vancouve...