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  • Mike Smith dejected after giving up the game and series winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the 2021 NHL Playoffs.
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    The Edmonton Oilers Suffer Lack of Hope With Goaltending Futures

    Hope is what every NHL team starts their season with. Confidence is what most teams build during the season. Questions are what you’re left with when everything goes wrong. Edmonton Oilers Mike Smith’s Last Hurrah? Mike Smith’s future in Edmonton remains unclear. Looking back at his 2021 campaign, it wasn’t a bad year. In 30 […] More

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    Robin Lehner vs San Jose Sharks 4/19/21

    Golden Knights win in shootout for seventh straight victory

    LAS VEGAS — Robin Lehner earned a rare start and stopped 29 of 31 shots to push the Vegas Golden nights to the top of the NHL, not swayed by a momentous record-breaking feat from the San Jose Sharks. Lehner would end up yielding the first goal of the game. The Sharks’ Nikolai Knyzhov would […] More

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    Martin Jones vs Vegas Golden Knights 4/19/21

    Golden Knights win in shootout for seventh straight victory

    LAS VEGAS — San Jose Shark’s long-time great overtakes one of hockey’s most iconic players in the record books. Patrick Marleau is now the all-time leader in NHL Games Played. Unfortunately, Martin Jones fails to deliver a much-needed win. Surprisingly, Martin Jones was given the nod after allowing five goals on 24 shots. A night […] More

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    An Introduction to Shut Your 5-Hole

    Welcome to Shut Your 5-Hole! This is going to be, at least, a weekly podcast covering all things California goaltending. For now, I’ll be focusing on the NHL goalies for the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, and Los Angeles Kings. I’ll do what I can to cover goaltending news, game analysis, and more goalie-related content. […] More

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