NHL Playoff Predictions 2012: Henrik Lundqvist and Goalies with Most to Prove

April 7th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
You cannot win the Stanley Cup without good goaltending throughout the NHL playoffs, and this season, there are several goaltenders who have a lot to prove in the postseason.

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers is just one star goalie who must prove that he can shine just as bright in the playoffs as he can in the regular season.

The playoffs are the biggest stage in hockey, and the high expectations can often force goalies to crumble under pressure.

Let's look at three goalies with the most to prove in this year's NHL playoffs.


Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia Flyers

Bryzgalov was disappointing for much of the first few months this year, but he's been playing well for the Flyers since the All-Star break in late January.

Over the last two seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Bryzgalov is 3-8 in two first-round-series losses. For his career, he is 12-13 in the playoffs.

To be fair, Bryzgalov was very tired in those two series because he had to play so much during the regular season for the Coyotes.

In this year's playoffs, Bryzgalov will have to bat ...

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