Your Backup Goaltenders of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Matching Game

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It's as simple as it is vitally important: we name the backup goalie, you tell us what NHL playoff team he plays for. Answers are at the bottom; if you cheat on this, you really ought to take a look at your life. Also, for those who can only name one NHL backup goalie and are wondering why that particular backup is not on here, Tukka Rask is not included because of a groin injury. If we're lucky, a few of these guys will get to see some ice time during the playoffs. One of them, believe it or not, led the league in Goals Against Average. Disappointingly, only one of them is named "Anton." Good luck.

A.) Johan Hedberg

B.) Corey Schneider

C.) Martin Biron

D.) Brian Elliott (Your GAA leader, naturally)

E.) Anton Khudobin

F.) Ty Conklin

G.) Jonathan Bernier

H.) Ben Bishop

I.) Ray Emery

J.) Anders Lindback

K.) Sergei Bobrovsky

L.) Scott Clemmensen

M.) Dany Sabourin

N.) Brent Johnson

O.) Jason LaBarbera

P.) Thomas Greiss

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1. Philadelphia Flyers

2. Nashville Predators

3. San Jose Sharks

4. Florida Panthers

5. Detroit Red Wings

6. Pittsburgh Penguins

7. New York Rangers

8. Ottawa Senators

9. Vancouver Canucks

10. New Jersey Devils

11. St. Louis Blues

12. Boston Bruins

13. Los Angeles Kings

14. Washington Capitals

15. Phoenix Coyotes

16. Chicago Blackhawks

Red Wings backup via Flickr user Paige Kaitlyn

 

Answers: A:10, B: 9, C:7, D: 11, E: 12, F: 5, G: 13, H: 8, I: 15, J:2, K:1, L:4, M:14, N: 6, O: 15, P:3

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Comments

I lost tabs on the NHL after the 04 lockout, but every time I see a backup goalie name that I recognize, I smile. I'm so happy Johan Hedberg is alive and well. And employed.

if your first name is Dany, your only career option is hockey player

Also, Anders Lindback is the most hockey name ever.

I promise I didn't look:
A.) Johan Hedberg
Devils

B.) Corey Schneider
Canucks

C.) Martin Biron
Rangers

D.) Brian Elliott (Your GAA leader, naturally)
Blues

E.) Anton Khudobin
...Boston?

F.) Ty Conklin
Wings

G.) Jonathan Bernier
Kings

H.) Ben Bishop
Sens

I.) Ray Emery
Blackhawks

J.) Anders Lindback
Preds

K.) Sergei Bobrovsky
Flyers (who I always, always want to call the Phillies)

L.) Scott Clemmensen
Panthers

M.) Dany Sabourin
...Caps?

N.) Brent Johnson
Pens

O.) Jason LaBarbera
Coyotes

P.) Thomas Greiss
Sharks