Islanders Goalie Dwayne Roloson Made An Assload Of Saves Last Night
40-year-old Dwayne Roloson turned aside 58 shots – the most saves by a goalie in the NHL in almost 20 years – in the Islanders’ 4-3 overtime victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The last goalie to eclipse that mark was when Ron Tugnutt made 70 saves for the Quebec Nordiques, which aren’t even a team anymore for you non-NHL folks.
Roloson casually downplayed his performance after the game:
“To me, it’s just another night, another game,” Roloson said. “It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s one shot or 100 shots, I’ve got to do the same things, try to give my team a chance to win.”
Of course, Roloson is a pretty humble guy and would never talk smack like that. And I guess in retrospect, he shouldn’t gave gloated anyway, considering the Islanders were playing the Maple Leafs, the losingest losers who have ever losered. With the point earned by getting the game into overtime, Toronto managed to stay tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for a share of the worst record in the NHL. Boy, that Brian Burke sure looks like a genius in the GM position now. But don’t worry, Maple Leafs fans, I’m sure Burke has a plan. All you have to do is remain patient for another four or five years, which is nothing for you guys, right? No? Oh.
Dwayne Roloson stops 58 shots as New York islanders beat Maple Leafs [New York Daily News]