Cloutier, Nabokov under pressure
The retirement of Patrick Roy last summer created a void of money goaltenders in the conference.
So much for consistency, especially in the Western Conference where the retirement of Patrick Roy last summer created a void of money goaltenders in the conference. But all the ups and downs of the past six months don't matter next week when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin. For the eight or so goalies whose teams survived the season, they'll just be happy to be consistent for the next 2½ months.
Here's a look at the questions facing the goaltenders of the Western Conference teams with statistics through Thursday night's games (on Thursday, I looked at the East's netminders):
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