How many times Olympics gold medal winner goalies faced in the NHL playoffs?

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The NHL regular season overtime format has undergone quite a few changes over the years. The first season with sudden death overtimes was 1983-84. The whole purpose of including them was that people simply didn't like so many games ending in ties. Along with changes to the way points are given to teams in the standings, there have been experiments with adding shootouts and with reducing the number of players on the ice in overtime (so that it's now 3-on-3).

In doing this, the NHL has ended up eliminating ties, added a little extra excitement/drama to the end of games, and to a certain extent quickened the games up.

Other than maybe tradition, the reason that postseason games have a different format is that the regular season format is (for lack of a better word) gimmicky--just trying to get a quick, exciting result for the game. In the playoffs, more weight is given to letting teams play at full strength with all their players in a normal setting. In other words, they...

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This is covered by Rule 5.3 of the NHL rulebook

In regular League and Playoff games, if both listed goalkeepers are incapacitated, that team shall be entitled to dress and play any available goalkeeper who is eligible.

In order to make Robb Tallas an "eligible" player, the Panthers will almost certainly have had him sign a one-day contract. At that point, it doesn't matter that he wasn't on the roster at the start of the day, or even the start of the match - he's an available goalkeeper. One thing potentially worth noting here is that this kind of situation isn't completely clear, even to NHL teams. Quoting from this ESPN report from the NHL's 2015 general managers' meeting:

Though goaltending coach Robb Tallas was on hand in case he was needed, there was some initial confusion about who was allowed to suit up. [...] While most teams have someone on staff that may have some goaltending experience, it remains to be seen whether those people would be...

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How USA TODAY Sports’ NHL power rankings panel ranked the Stanley Cup Playoffs goalies.

The 10-person panel includes: Kevin Allen, Jimmy Hascup, Peter Barzilai, Kristen Shilton, Mike Brehm, USA TODAY Sports; Dave Isaac (Cherry Hill, N.J.)Courier-Post; Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, Adam Vingan, The (Nashville) Tennessean; Tim Campbell, Winnipeg Free Press; Bob Duff, Windsor (Ontario) Star.

1. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers: The best goalie in the NHL without a Stanley Cup. Has an Olympic gold medal and a .923 postseason save percentage. Can dominate a series.

2. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks: Carried Chicago early in the season. Hasn’t received enough credit for his two Stanley Cup championships.

3. Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals: Even with a small dip in his performance level late in the season, Holtby tied Martin Brodeur’s NHL record of 48 wins in a season. He has matured into a difference-maker.

4. Jonathan Quick, Los...

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On Monday, we released our Western Conference Playoff preview, now it is time to take a look at the East. But before you read on, make sure you sign up for our Fantasy Hockey Playoff Pool! It is $10, with part of the proceeds going to Edmonton Inner City Children’s Program. Also you have a shot at winning some awesome prizes like a $1,000 prepaid VISA card, an autographed Alex Ovechkin jersey and more! Anyways, time to look at the Eastern Conference.

Of the eight teams in both conferences, the West averaged more scoring and less goals against in the regular season. The eight team averages in the West were 2.86 goals for per game, while allowing just 2.44 goals against. On the East, they scored 2.79 per game and allowed 2.50 goals against throughout the 82 game campaign.

Stanley Cup Fact: 12 of the last 14 Stanley Cup Finals series have gone to at least six games.

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#1 Boston Bruins vs. #4 Detroit Red Wings

The Bruins won the President’s...

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The Triple Gold Club is the group of ice hockey players and coaches who have won an Olympic Games gold medal, a World Championship gold medal, and the Stanley Cup, the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL). The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers them to be "the three most important championships available to the sport".[1]

Tomas Jonsson, Mats...

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Martin Brodeur (born Martin Pierre Brodeur on May 6, 1972) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who has played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the New Jersey Devils.

In his 21-year tenure with the Devils, Martin has won three Stanley Cup championships and has been in the playoffs every year but three. He has won two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games as well as several other medals with Team Canada in other international competitions.

Martin is the NHL's all-time leader in regular season wins (surpassing Patrick Roy in 2009), losses, shutouts, and games played, and holds numerous other league and franchise records.

Martin has won at least 30 games in every season since 1995–96 with the exception of the 2010–11 season, an injury-shortened 2008–09 season in which he played just 31 games and the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season. He is the only goalie in NHL history with eight 40-win seasons.

He...

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Let me get this clear, this is the goalies who did the best in the NHL, not in any other leagues.

The Top Ten

1Martin Brodeur

Brodeur is the greatest goaltender of all time. Critics say the trap helped him but they conveniently or ignorantly neglect the fact that he was one of the main key components of the trap being as successful as it was. The canadiens played the neutral zone trap as well when Roy played there. It was Brodeur's remarkable puck handling that really made the difference. The trap forces teams to dump the puck in the neutral zone, Brodeur would then use his skill and make passes immediately putting the Devils back on the attack. When Montreal played the trap Roy was not a force to be reckoned with when it came to handling the puck. Therefore he could not limit shots or scoring opportunities as Brodeur did. Brodeur gets criticized for not facing as many shots on average per game as Roy. However instead of stopping shots, he was...

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The pioneer of the butterfly goaltending style, Glenn Hall, or "Mr. Goalie" as he is known, started in an NHL-record 502 as a member of the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks and St. Louis Blues in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Hall found success by being superstitious, often throwing up before games en route to winning three Stanley Cups, three Vezina Trophies, a Conn Smythe Trophy and the Calder Memorial Trophy. Hall however is also remembered for the shots he didn't stop, including the Cup-winning score from the great Bobby Orr in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals. That moment, with Orr floating through the air in front of Hall, is easily one of the most-notable hockey images of all time as well.

Glenn Henry "Mr. Goalie" Hall is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. During his National Hockey League career with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and St. Louis Blues, Hall seldom missed a game and was a consistent performer, winning the Vezina Trophy three...

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Each week, a trio of SI.com staffers will sit down for a discussion of the hockey world's hot-button issues. This week, Michael Blinn, Sarah Kwak and Al Muir look back at some playoff highlights, and ahead to the NHL Draft, free agency and the tangled situation in Arizona. First up:

• Those playoffs weren’t just entertaining. They were educational, too. What’s one thing you now know that you didn’t before it all got started?

MIKE BLINN: Devan Dubnyk is the real deal. His success in Minnesota proved how big of a tire fire Edmonton has been defensively. With a competent and responsible group in front of him, he showed he can carry a team and bear a heavy workload. The Wild need to get him re-signed, and fast.

SARAH KWAK: I learned that Sam Page, who unfortunately could not speak with us this week, can almost see into the future with uncanny accuracy. Kudos to SI Kids for predicting that Blackhawks-Lightning final, and for getting so close to seeing it all the way...

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It's the middle of the summer and I'm just as sick of reading articles about Mats Sundin and unlikely trade rumours as you are.

I thought it would be fun and somewhat interesting to write about the top goalies in the league. These are the guys that prove to be their team's most valuable asset.

The goalies that I've listed are who I believe are the top 10, in order from No. 10 to No. 1.

I'm also interested in reading other people's views on this subject. Instead of writing 10 different articles, I've put my listings in one, as you can see.

10. Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

Drafted first overall in the 2003 draft, this young guy has taken time to develop into a franchise goalie.

The hockey world got a good glimpse of this kid when he started in net for Canada's World Junior team. He didn't win a gold, but he sure put on a performance. However, the softy he let in against the U.S. in the gold medal game surely glitched his...

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To go through all Olympic tournaments prior to 1998, when the NHL permitted its players to take part in the Olympics, would require serious digging.

It's possible there may be a scenario in which an Olympic gold medal-winning netminder was not a member of an NHL team, but signed with a franchise after the tournament. There's also the possibility goaltenders who won gold during their amateur careers went on to face one another in the postseason as professionals.

We went ahead and did the digging. Please see the addendum below.

In terms of the NHL-at-the-Olympics era, 2014 would mark the first time the goalies who faced each other in the gold-medal game (Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist) went on to face each other in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

One thing which is certain: you can eliminate the Soviet Union's Vladislav Tretiak (gold medalist in 1972, 1976 and 1984) and the United States' Jim Craig (1980) from meeting any of the NHL criteria. Tretiak never played...

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Simone Manuel tied for the gold with Penny Oleksiak in the 100m freestyle during the 2016 Summer Olympics. I have never seen this before, and was curious how often it happens. I tried to find information, and in fact the first article I linked to says that there was a tie in this same event in 1984, but I can't find a list of other events where this has happened, within swimming and beyond.

All I found were articles like about a downhill skiing gold medal tie between Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin in 2014, and one that addresses this incident and lists the ties from only the Winter Olympics.

Does anyone know how many gold medal ties there have been in Olympic history, in both the summer and winter...

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Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation:...

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Roberto Luongo (; born April 4, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is of Italian and Irish ancestry. He employs the butterfly style of goaltending[1] and has previously played in the NHL for the New York Islanders and the Vancouver Canucks. Luongo is a two-time NHL Second All-Star (2004 and 2007) and a winner of the William M. Jennings Trophy for backstopping his team to the lowest goals-against average in the league (2011; with backup Cory Schneider). He has additionally been a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender (2004, 2007 and 2011), the Lester B. Pearson Award as the top player voted by his peers (2004 and 2007) and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player (2007).[2][3]

Prior to his NHL career, Luongo played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for the Val-d'Or Foreurs and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan,...

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Midway through the second period in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Sharks goaltender Martin Jones plopped onto the home bench at SAP Center, removed his mask and slipped on a black baseball cap, done for the night after the Blues scored on him for the fourth time. Across the ice, as backup James Reimer wiggled and warmed up in the crease, a strange subplot of these 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs kicked into reality: With Reimer’s entrance, each of the four teams participating in the conference finals had used two goalies during the series, a revolving door unseen since 1980, a decade before Jones was born.

One of the swaps was a medical necessity. For the second...

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It is widely believed that the balance of power in the NHL these days is heavily weighted in the Western Conference. With the last three Stanley Cups going to the Los Angeles Kings, Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings respectively, it is an easy assessment to make. And that doesn't even take into account the other contenders like the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. Yet, when it comes to the game's most important position - goaltending - the Eastern Conference seems to have a wide edge when it comes to the last line of defense. That said, the goaltending in the west is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Just ask every shooter who faced Jonathan Quick in the 2012 and/or 2014 playoffs. So which of these masked men gets the nod as the best in the business right now? Read on as I count them down from 20 to 1.

20 - John Gibson

Yes, it is bold to list this young man based on such a small body of work, but I think John Gibson is the real deal, and in a...

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On paper, the Montreal Canadiens have no business being where they are, with an invitation to the Stanley Cup Playoffs already in hand with 11 days remaining in the NHL regular season.

The Canadiens have a negative goal differential at 5-on-5, their possession numbers as a team are in the bottom half of the League, their power play is in the middle of the pack, they have yet to find consistent pairings on defense and they give up far too many shots on goal.

Yet here they sit, staring at a likely first-round matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning and with a comfortable lead on the teams fighting to grab the two Eastern Conference wild-card spots.

How can that be, Michel Therrien?

"We’re a group that works hard," the Canadiens coach said Tuesday after his team clinched its spot despite losing 3-1 to the Lightning. "Those guys work hard. They play within a structure."

Therrien then paused, thinking about his answer before hitting the nail squarely on...

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Playing on home ice at only the second Olympic Winter Games hosted by Canada, and following the nation’s worst Olympic showing four years previous in Turin, the Canadians faced the daunting task of having to live up to expectations succinctly described by COO John Furlong: Canadians would give up all Olympic medals for only one, the one they cherished most – gold in men’s hockey.

Executive director Steve Yzerman did his part. Coach Mike Babcock did his part. Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal, and Canada did, indeed, win the coveted gold. Phew!

Four years later, it’s safe to say the Russians face a similar pressure and scrutiny. Can Ovechkin, Malkin, and Kovalchuk deliver? We’ll find out, but in the meantime, Canada flies into Sochi a much more relaxed group than four years ago. Of course, the pressure is still on to win, and Canada surely is, at worst, co-favourites, but it’s the hosts that have the greater psychological challenge.

Is this good or bad for...

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Twelve teams qualified for the 2014 tournament in Sochi for the Olympics. The NHL will be on hold while Canada tries to defend the gold medal it won by the skin of its teeth in 2010 – and it will certainly be a difficult title to retain. Below is a guide to the tournament, the teams and that game schedule that might have some of us in North America waking up rather uncomfortably early... or staying up uncomfortably late.

GROUP A

USA

Roster

Goal: Jimmy Howard; Ryan Miller; Jonathan Quick

Defence: John Carlson; Justin Faulk; Cam Fowler; Paul Martin; Ryan McDonagh; Brooks Orpik; Kevin Shattenkirk; Ryan Suter

Forward: David Backes; Dustin Brown; Ryan Callahan; Patrick Kane; Ryan Kesler; Phil Kessel; T.J. Oshie; Max Pacioretty; Zach Parise; Joe Pavelski; Derek Stepan; Paul Stastny; Blake Wheeler; James van Riemsdyk

Olympic History

Gold: 2 (1960, 1980)

Silver: 8 (1920, 1924, 1932, 1952, 1956, 1972, 2002,...

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