Standing Tall: Miikka Kiprusoff Has Finally Returned To Form

November 14th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
At the end of the 2003-04 season, the Calgary Flames and their fans were on top of the world. They had the second best team in hockey, and quite possibly the number one goalie.

It seemed as though Miikka Kiprusoff was destined to capture Vezina trophies with the same amount of ease it took him to capture the hearts of Flames fans.

But after four seasons of a steadily declining goals against average, that saw Kipper go from the modern day NHL record of 1.69 to dangerously close to allowing three goals per game, many around the NHL were wondering if we had seen the best of the Finnish keeper.

Though the Flames had a decent record through October to start the 2009-10 season, Kiprusoff was inconsistent at best, and at times was like watching a stripper on speed, he may have been moving fast but you could still throw a beachball through his five-hole.

But what a difference a week makes, as Calgary's number one goaltender suddenly transformed himself back into one of the NHLs elite over the past four games.

In that time Miikka has gone 3-0-1 with a shutout and a remarkable 0.74 goals against average, making him 10-3-2 on th ...

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