Tim Thomas and the year of the goalie 

November, 1, 2010

It was a trick or treat Saturday night for hockey's masked men.

We watched four different skaters convert penalty shots.


The night also featured five shutout performances.


Saturday was such a strange and spooky night around the rinks, we kind of needed the first full day off of the new season to catch our breath and regroup (there were no games on Sunday).

For the record, the penalty shot scorers were: Florida's David Booth, Washington's Dave Steckel, the Rangers' Ryan Callahan and the Islanders' Frans Nielsen. That's the most penalty shot goals scored on any one day since the lockout.

The five stingy goalies were: Boston's Tim Thomas (of course!), Dallas' Andrew Raycroft, Tampa Bay's Dan Ellis, Pittsburgh's Brent Johnson and the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist.

Actually, we could've had a few more, too. Five other goalies (Tomas Vokoun, Jonathan Quick, Sergei Bobrovsky, Marty Turco and Peter Budaj) surrendered only one goal. Yeah, it was an unusual night.

Here's the Halloween weekend post-mortem, otherwise known as the Monday 10.