Mathieu Garon retires at 36 years old

Mathieu Garon announced his retirement Friday. The 36-year-old goaltender played 13 seasons with Montreal, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Tampa Bay. "For the past 13 years, I have been fortunate to earn my living playing hockey in the National Hockey League," Garon said in a statement released by CAA, his representation. "I wanted to take this opportunity...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mathieu Garon Calls It a Career At 36 Years Old by   Steven Ellis

36 year old goaltender Mathieu Garon has announced his retirement after spending the past season with Omsk of the KHL. Garon, originally a second round draft pick of the Montreal Canadiens back in 1996, posted a career record of 144-131-3-28 over 341 NHL games. During the span of 13 seasons, Garon spent time with Montreal, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Columbus [...]
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings loan Toffoli to Manchester

The Los Angeles Kings released goalie Mathieu Garon and loaned right wing Tyler Toffoli to their American Hockey League affiliate in Manchester on Sunday. The Kings also loaned center Linden Vey and left wing Tanner Pearson to Manchester. Garon joined the Kings for a training camp tryout but failed to beat out Ben Scrivens for the backup job behind Jonathan Quick. Garon played...
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September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings hand Garon paid try-out

Ben Scrivens has quietly been a solid backup during his brief NHL career and he’s becoming a solid Twitter humorist to boot. He might have competition in his new home in Los Angeles though. Mayor’s Manor’s John Hoven reports (and the team confirms) that the Kings invited Mathieu Garon to training camp on a paid try-out. Garon 35 has plenty of experience tending net in Los...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings Bring Garon Back to Goaltending Mix by   Jack Weber

Perhaps the Los Angeles Kings aren’t going to hand the job of Jonathan Quick’s backup to Ben Scrivens, as the Kings have invited Mathieu Garon to their training camp on a pro tryout. Garon, a right-handed catching netminder who will turn 36 years old in January, is actually a former King. Drafted in the second round of the 1996 NHL [...]
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Getting Messy In Montreal

from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out, The Canadiens are a mess. A team that gave up 16 first-period goals in the first 40 games has been lit up for eight in the last three. The last time goaltenders were pulled in three consecutive starts was in October, 2001. Their names were José Theodore, Jeff Hackett and Mathieu Garon. Carey Price was supposed to have a night...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres throw two no-look pass, score

The Buffalo Sabres didn’t waste too much time wow’ing the crowd on Sunday, waiting only 4:09 to score this unbelievable goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  On the power play early in the game, Sabres defenseman Christian Erhoff threw a sick between the legs no look pass to Thomas Vanek, who then threw a no look pass to Tyler Ennis, who buried it past Lightning goalie Mathieu...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning-Hurricanes Preview

The struggles of goaltender Mathieu Garon and the Tampa Bay Lightning have contributed to them struggling to stay in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. Both, though, have looked like world-beaters against the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Lightning seek their fourth win in as many games versus their Southeast Division rivals Thursday night. Garon has been uneven in four...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning, goalies taken out by Toronto

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a rough time in Toronto. And when one player gets lost to injury, it seems the Bolts lose others at the same time.  Monday’s win was bitter sweet after the injury to Ryan Malone. The team announced he would be out indefinitely and Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs saw goaltender Anders Lindback leave in the third period due to injury....
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning get the puck in net in win over Carolina

The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to get some goals on the board in a crucial division win Saturday night over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1.  The Bolts were ignited by the play of their rookies. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat set the offensive examples for the game with the goals.  “I thought Johnson, Palat and Tyrell gave us momentum from their shift on the ice,” coach Guy...
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March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning recall goalie Cedric Desjardins from AHL

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced they have recalled goaltender Cedric Desjardins from AHL affiliate Syracuse Crunch. The move was expected after the injury to Mathieu Garon Monday night in Pittsburgh. Desjardins, 27, has appeared in 28 AHL games this season with the Syracuse Crunch and Hamilton Bulldogs, compiling a record of 11-5-2 with a 2.70 goals-against average and .910 save...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning drop sixth straight in loss to Capitals

Everything that could have went against the Lightning did as they lose their sixth straight after the loss to the Washington Capitals 4-3.  The Lightning were outshot 12-6 in the first period but managed to go into the intermission tied at 1-1. But a bad attempt on a glove save by Mathieu Garon and turnovers once again led to goals for the opposition. In the third period, a shot...
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February 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy hockey: Lightning riding Lindback

Anders Lindback has become "The Man" for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Fantasy hockey: Lightning riding Lindback.Veteran Mathieu Garon made what was only his second start of the season on Saturday, a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers. When asked why Garon was seeing so little action, coach Guy Boucher pulled no punches, saying that the team is focused entirely on turning the...
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February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers 3, Lightning 2

TAMPA – It took a back-up goaltender, of all things, to finally slow down the Tampa Bay Lightning. Martin Biron made 30 saves behind a stout New York Rangers defense on Saturday and held on for a 3-2 win that broke the Tampa Bay Lightning’s five-game win streak and sent them to their first loss in five home games. Scoring was minimal -- partly because just three penalties...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning prove too much for Hurricanes in divisional matchup

The Bolts faced a divisional foe in Carolina following a tough loss Monday afternoon. Fortunately for the Lightning they jumped out in front early on against the Hurricanes and didn’t look back, winning 4-1. First period goals by Tom Pyatt and rookie Cory Conacher gave the Lightning a 2-0 going at intermission. The Hurricanes would cut the lead in half in the second period. Ryan...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 1

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Tampa Bay goalie Mathieu Garon made 35 saves in his season debut as the Lightning picked up goals from four players in a 4-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes (0-2) have won only their fourth home opener in 15 years since the franchise relocated to North Carolina. Carolina lost its season opener 5-1 Saturday at...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightining’s Lindback excited to compete for starting role

The Tampa Bay Lightning were looking for a potential full-time starter in net during the 2012 offseason. Last June, general manager Steve Yzerman may have gotten his man when he made a trade for goalie Anders Lindback. And now that the NHL lockout is over, Lindback is welcoming the opportunity to compete for the starting role.  “For me it’s a great chance and opportunity to...
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January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindback’s Goal Is To Win The Cup

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, “I haven’t been a starter in the NHL, so I can’t just anticipate I’m just going to come in and play,” said Lindback, acquired with center Kyle Wilson and a 2012 seventh-round pick for two ‘12 second-round picks, a ‘13 third-rounder and goalie Sebastien Caron. “I’ve got to work hard and prove myself. My goal is I want to win...
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June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Yzerman On The Lindback Trade

from Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, “He’ll have to earn the job,” Yzerman said of the No. 1 spot. “But we think he has the ability. We think he’s ready to take on more responsibility.”;;; “I like his athleticism,” Yzerman said. “He moves well in the net. He reacts well and I think he has good, solid technique and an all-around structure.”... More...
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June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning look to sweep Sabres' series

Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Buffalo Sabres. NHL Lightning territory. The Buffalo Sabres have missed out on chances to boost their playoff hopes in each of the past two games, but could have a better opportunity to help themselves in their next one against a struggling opponent. The visiting Sabres, though, have yet to earn a point...
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March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning Lose Goaltender Garon To Groin Tear

from the Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon is expected to miss three to four weeks with a slight tear of his groin muscle, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday. Dustin Tokarski will be called up from the Lightning’s minor league affiliate in Norfolk, Va., and join the team in Washington, D.C., for its game Thursday against the Washington Capitals...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning G Garon out 3-4 weeks

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon will be out at least three weeks with a groin tear, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.Garon left in the first period of Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators after extending to make a save.The 34-year-old has a 23-16-4 record with a 2.85 GAA in 48 games for the Lightning this season.Goalie Dustin Tokarski has been...
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March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning G Garon injured, exits vs. Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mathieu Garon exited Tuesday's contest against the Ottawa Senatoes with an apparent groin injury. Garon made an acrobatic save on All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson less than four minutes into the first period, but remained on the ice for a few moments for departing the contest. Veteran netminder Dwayne Roloson replaced the 34-year-old Garon, who...
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March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning face Canadiens with new defense

Tune into Sun Sports at 7 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Montreal Canadiens. NHL Lightning territory. Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman didn't make any moves for a goaltender, but he's hoping a retooled defensive corps can help the club make a postseason push. The Eastern Conference-worst Montreal Canadiens appear to be looking toward...
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February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning 2, Sabres 1

Steven Stamkos had a goal and assist, and the resurgent Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Saturday night for their seventh win in 10 games. Mathieu Garon made 26 saves, and Steve Downie also scored during the Lightning's two-goal second period. Tampa Bay (24-24-6) is on a 7-1-2 roll and has earned at least a point in a season-high four straight road games (3...
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February 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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