NHL: The best goalie from each franchise’s history (Updated 2023)

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Ottawa Senators, Patrick Lalime
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Best NHL goalie from each franchise: Ottawa Senators – Patrick Lalime

The goaltender with the famous Marvin the Martian-inspired goalie masks was quite popular on the Senators back in the 00s. Once goalie Patrick Lalime entered the mix, he brought some great veteran leadership to a young team that was still trying to find its identity.

After Lalime worked all the kinks out when he arrived via trade thanks to the Anaheim Ducks, it only took him a year to get everyone on the same page. Behind Lalime’s strong play at defending the net, the Senators enjoyed four straight years of postseason trips.

Sadly, the Senators were unable to put everything together to win championships during those amazing runs between 2000 – 2004, but Lalime did everything he could to help the cause. To this day,  Lalime owns the franchise record for most regular-season wins at 39 and most career playoff wins at 21.

The Senators haven’t had much luck since then as they have yet to win a Stanley Cup championship. Lalime even mentioned this several times after his playing days were over as he’s been enjoying life as a hockey broadcaster and analyst.