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Halak forces Game 7 with record night

Posted on: April 26, 2010 9:50 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 9:59 pm
 
By Erin Brown

Although he has yet to cement his place in Montreal Canadiens history, Jaroslav Halak is off to a good start by rewriting the team's record book.

Halak set a new franchise record Monday night for most saves in a regulation playoff game with 53, breaking Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden's mark of 49, a record set in 1971.

The effort also set a new NHL record for most saves in a regulation playoff game when facing elimination.

Until Washington's Eric Fehr scored with 4:50 to play, Halak was on pace to slaughter another record. Had the goalie been able to hang on to the shutout, Halak would have snagged the mark for most saves without allowing a goal in a Canadiens playoff game. Thanks to Fehr, that record remains with Dryden, who recorded a 37-save shutout of the Vancouver Canucks in 1975.


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Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:41 pm
 

Halak forces Game 7 with record night

One of the most incredible individual postseason performances by a goalie that I have ever seen!  Brodeur, Hasek, Roy, Richter, and the like couldn't have done it any better.  Halak has certainly earned the right to wear that coveted sweater the last two games of this series...Wow! 


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