" It's, 'What have you done for me lately?' You have to perform every night, and same with every guy on the team," Ottawa Senators second-year netminder goalie Brian Elliott, who, despite posting back-to-back shutouts and receiving the majority of playing time ahead of Pascal Leclaire over the second half of the NHL season, realizes he's only as good as his last game.
"I had some stretches where I was feeling pretty good, but it's just a fun time right now toward the end of the season. I'm getting the wins, and I feel I'm playing the way I should play every game," Washington Capitals goalie Jose Theodore, who won his seventh in a row on Wednesday night. Since Jan. 13, Theodore is 17-0-2 with a 2.42 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.
"First and foremost here, it's about getting into the playoffs. I'm not saying I wouldn't like to win it because I definitely would love to win the Calder, but it's secondary," Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, who is trying to become the Red Wings' first rookie-of-the-year winner since Roger Crozier in 1965.
Source: The Canadian Press, The Associated Press
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