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Jason LaBarbera To The Rescue For The Anaheim Ducks

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

"I've been in some sticky situations in my career," he said after a 16-save effort in the Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, "but that was probably the hardest."

None of his teammates thought to save the game puck for LaBarbera after his improbable performance on two hours' sleep in a game he didn't know he'd start until John Gibson suffered a lower-body injury during warmups Sunday. But LaBarbera, signed last summer for minor league depth and summoned Sunday to be a backup after Frederik Andersen developed muscle tightness, will have the memory of how he stepped in on a few minutes' notice and worked behind teammates who went out of their way to block shots and minimize the dangerous chances he faced.

"I'm still in la-la land right now. It feels like a dream, to be honest with you," said the 34-year-old goalie, who last earned an NHL victory on Oct. 7, 2013 while playing for Edmonton. "I don't even know what happened."

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Oliers Trade LaBarbera To The Blackhawks

 

from the Blackhawks,

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for future considerations. LaBarbera will be assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

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Coyotes Extend Jason LaBarbera

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Jason LaBarbera to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to sign Jason to a new contract,” said Maloney. “Jason is a quality NHL goaltender who has played well for us and been an extremely reliable player. We look forward to having him back next season.”

Last season, the 6-foot-3, 230 pound LaBarbera played in 17 games with the Coyotes, posting a 7-6-3 record with a 3.26 goals against average (GAA), a .909 save percentage and two shutouts. LaBarbera and Ilya Bryzgalov combined for nine shutouts in 2010-11, tying the franchise record for a season. LaBarbera also recorded a team season high 46 saves on March 18 in a 3-1 victory versus the Vancouver Canucks.

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Goalies And Their Masks

Jason LaBarbera of the Phoenix Coyotes discusses his mask design and Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic goes in-depth will all things pertaining to the masks of some of the NHL goalies.

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LaBarbera Signs With Phoenix

GLENDALE, ARIZONA —- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed goaltender Jason LaBarbera to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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LaBarbera Traded To Canucks

via Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,

The Kings have traded Jason LaBarbera to the Vancouver Canucks for a seventh-round draft pick in 2009.

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LaBarbera Sweating Up His Jersey

From Lisa Dillman at the LA Times,

Hockey players sweat.  So, tell us something we don’t know.

Except not all sweating athletes are created equal, and some perspire more than others. Put Kings goalie Jason LaBarbera squarely in that latter camp, which has created some interesting challenges for this season.

The new Reebok Edge uniform system may be too efficient in repelling sweat from jerseys, so much so that it is wreaking havoc with LaBarbera’s gloves. He said that he probably doesn’t shoot the puck quite as well at the end of the period because of his slippery hands.

“I sweat a lot. I’m kind of known for it,” LaBarbera said recently. “I’ve always been like that. I’ve noticed it more so in my gloves this year than anything. You can feel it dripping into your gloves.”

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3 Stars of the Week

From NHL.com

NEW YORK—Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jason LaBarbera, Carolina Hurricanes center Rod Brind’Amour and Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending October 28.

 

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