Milner: Playoff goaltending is different in a pandemic-plagued season

Surprising faces are making waves one week into the first round

The first night of the 2021 NHL playoffs was a reminder that this year is different, especially for goaltenders. Case in point — the Washington Capitals, who started three different goalies in the first three games of its series against the Bruins.

Capitals starting netminder Vitek Vanacek went down with an apparent lower body injury in Game #1, and soo…

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