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Topic - Ken Dryden
Braden Holtby's mask wasn't supposed to be a metaphor.
Only five rookie goaltenders have captured the Stanley Cup and/or the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP:
Tomas Vokoun's first career game came with the Montreal Canadiens in Philadelphia on Feb. 6, 1997. He got shelled for four goals on 14 shots and was yanked after one period. At 20 years old, that could have been his only chance as he faded away along with countless other goalies who didn't work out in the NHL.
Tomas Vokoun is a $1.5 million goaltender this season for the Washington Capitals. He was expected to stop the puck like he was getting paid $5 million.