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Goalie comparison

Times Staff Writer
Published May 23, 2004

ROBERT ESCHE

SHOTS FACED: 32 SAVES: 30

COMMENT: He was solid but not spectacular. Although he earned the No. 1 spot during the regular season, he showed he is not yet among the league's premier netminders.

NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN

SHOTS FACED: 23 SAVES: 22

COMMENT: He came up with a crucial save with the Lightning up 2-1, on Keith Primeau's second-period breakaway, solidifying his newfound reputation as a money goalie.

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