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Ben Scrivens Is Saving The Kings

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Scrivens lost his first game in regulation in nine starts on Saturday when he lost an edge and fell on a short-handed goal and then the Calgary Flames’ Mike Cammalleri was left alone in the last 25 seconds to tuck the puck in, but stuff happens.

He was supposed to be a caddy for Quick, playing every fourth game or so. But he’s got a 1.52 goals-against average and .944 save percentage and he’s playing every night, with two Shakespearean quotes on his mask — one from MacBeth, the other from King Lear. Both are famous kings in literature, of course, and Scrivens has a painted quill on top of his head gear for an added touch..

The eclectic goalie can’t keep up with all the media calls for his time, which eats into his current reading — a physics book, The Elegant Universe: Hidden Strings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene and The Self-Illusion: How the Social Brain Creates Identity by Bruce Hood.

He has also read Ken Dryden’s wonderful book, The Game, too, because the goalie (along with fellow Hall of Famer Joe Nieuwendyk) is the most illustrious hockey alumnus of Cornell University, where Scrivens went to school.

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