NHL 2011-2012: NHL's Best Backup Goalies

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NHL 2011-2012: NHL's Best Backup Goalies
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Goaltending is widely considered to be the most important position in hockey. 

Those masked men can carry a weak team, and must also handle all the pressure that comes with being regarded as the team's scapegoat when things go wrong.

Backup goalies are just as important as the starters. 

They are there to provide competition, weather the storm and give the starter rest.

Despite seeing only limited playing time, they're crucial for to a team's success.

Here is a list of the five best back up goalies in the NHL

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