|Goalies brace for challenge of compressed season|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 18 January 2013 10:48|
With 48 games crammed into roughly three months recovery time will be at a premium. Goaltenders used to playing virtually every minute of every game will have to pace themselves - maybe even take some extra nights off - to stay fresh.
Carolina's Cam Ward started a league-most 142 of 164 regular-season games the past two seasons. He calls the challenge of the more concentrated season ``an adrenaline rush.''
He and Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff are the only goalies who have started at least 80 percent of their team's games - 66 games each season - in that span. That could be hard for anyone to do this season.