All great things must come to an end.
Phoenix goalie Brian Boucher had a shut-out streak going for 332 minutes, 1 second. During that time, he made 146 saves. That averages out to around a save every two and a half minutes. That’s pretty busy.
But as I mentioned, the streak is over. The Thrashers slipped one past Boucher in a 1-1 tie.
I’m not at liberty to give details, but I’ve heard that Crowded House is getting ready to re-cut “Don’t Dream It’s Over” as “The Streak is Over.”
It’s a nice consolation prize.
In other goalie news, the Blues put goalie Brent Johnson on waivers. Johnson was just imploding in the playoffs two seasons ago. It’s kind of sad how Johnson’s never been able to right his shaky goaltending. It’s also kind of sad how St. Louis has given up on him (although, really they’re just sending him down to the minors).