Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today's hero - Blackhawks Nikolai Khabibulin

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Nikolai Khabibulin brings playoff experience to the rest of the Chicago Blackhawks, who are searching to add some of their own.
"We know the important of goaltending and what it means to our team," Quenneville said. "We've got a lot of confidence in our goaltending all year and we've got to rely on it a lot."
Khabibulin has a career 22-5-2 regular-season record against the Flames. Three of those wins came this season as the Blackhawks swept Calgary 4-0 during this regular season.
Why is he so good against Calgary?
"I don't know," Khabibulin said. "Luck of the draw. Sometimes against certain teams you play better than against others."
Everyone knows that Calgary is especially good at home ice. They won both meeting with Chicago at home during this series. Yesterday Flames were stopped by Chicago netminder who has 43 saves against them. His solid play made his teammates confident and relaxed. Calgary forwards and even crazy spectators and fans quickly became frustrated realized that it was one of those nights when a goalie is simply able to stop everything. My “Hero of the Night” award comes to Blackhawks’ Nikolai Khabibulin

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