Thursday, November 19, 2009

Miikka Kiprusoff Has Been All The Difference

Calgary Flames All-Star goalie Miikka Kiprusoff has been making all the difference this year in his teams win loss record. Kiprusoff has been playing at the top of his game in and game out, this is exactly what the Flames need.

So far this season he already has 1 shutout, 11 wins, 4 losses, and 2 overtime losses. He has posted a stellar 2.40 GAA and 0.921 SV%.

Even Kiprusoffs teammates are saying that this is the best that they have ever seen him play. "This is the best I've seen him play in a while," defenseman Robyn Regehr said. "The best I've seen him, other than '04," center Craig Conroy told the Calgary Herald. "Probably the best I've seen him play since he came here."

Even other teams coaches are talking about his performance. "One of our best games of the year," groused New York Rangers coach John Tortorella after Kiprusoff's 32-save performance in a 3-1 win on Nov. 7. "The difference was Kiprusoff."

"I think you could say we dominated much of the game," grumbled Toronto counterpart Ron Wilson, after watching Kiprusoff slam the door with 38 saves in a 5-2 win Saturday at Air Canada Centre, "but there was too much Iginla and too much Kiprusoff.

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