Timo Seppa writes that goaltending is always a key to playoff success, but netminders have been especially dominant this season. Behind Mike Smith, Jonathan Quick and Henrik Lundqvist, we could even call it the Year of the Goalie.
Timo Seppa of Puck Prospectus analyzes the first-round goalie matchups of the 2010 NHL playoffs using a heat index formula. The good? Quite possibly Jaroslav Halak, even against a loaded Capitals team. The bad? Maybe Martin Brodeur. (Yes.)