NHL: Chicago 4, Anaheim 2

CHICAGO, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa scored twice Friday and Chicago fought off a comeback bid to defeat Anaheim 4-2 in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference.

NHL: Anaheim 1, Detroit 0

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jonas Hiller logged his third shutout of the season for a club-record 14th straight victory Sunday and Anaheim stayed hot at home with a 1-0 win over Detroit.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury's 26 saves Saturday made him Pittsburgh's winningest goalie and the Penguins opened the abbreviated season with a 3-1 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New York Rangers 2

PITTSBURGH, April 5 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury tied a franchise record for career wins Thursday and Pittsburgh clinched the No. 4 playoff seed with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

Zamboni to enter U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, July 28 (UPI) -- The inventor of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine is among inductees announced Tuesday to be enshrined in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

Retirement for Barrasso

PITTSBURGH, June 18 (UPI) -- Goaltender Tom Barrasso of the Pittsburgh Penguins has retired.

Tom Barrasso placed on waivers

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The St. Louis Blues cleared up their muddled goaltending situation Thursday by placing veteran Tom Barrasso on waivers.

St. Louis 1, Calgary 0

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Tom Barrasso made 23 saves and Eric Boguniecki scored his team-leading ninth goal Saturday night as the St. Louis Blues snapped a two-game losing streak with a

Blues sign Tom Barrasso

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- With their top goaltender hurt and their fourth backup of the season a rookie, the St. Louis Blues on Monday signed veteran Tom Barrasso.

Leafs get new goalie

TORONTO, March 15 (UPI) -- After the Toronto Maple Leafs lost star goaltender Curtis Joseph in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Hurricanes supplied the replacement.

Richter, Barrasso added to Olympic team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Veteran goaltenders Mike Richter of the New York Rangers and Tom Barrasso of the Carolina Hurricanes were added to the United States Olympic team roster Wednesd

Ottawa 5, Carolina 1

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Tom Barrasso was shelled in his third straight game against a former team Tuesday night as the Ottawa Senators buried the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-1.

Washington 4, Carolina 3 (OT)

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Dmitri Khristich scored the equalizer with 56 seconds left in regulation and Jeff Halpern won it 3:24 into overtime Sunday as the Washington Capitals defeated t

Ottawa 1, Carolina 1 (OT)

OTTAWA, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Tom Barrasso made a season-high 36 saves and Shane Willis recovered from a concussion to score the tying goal Thursday night as the Carolina Hurricanes ended th

Detroit 5, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Manny Legace stopped 26 shots and rookie Pavel Datsyuk scored his first NHL goal and added an assist Tuesday night as the Detroit Red Wings posted a 5-2 victory
Tom Barrasso
SLP2002112511- ST. LOUIS, Nov 25 (UPI) -- St. Louis Blues' goaltender Tom Barrasso makes a diving save in traffic against the San Jose Sharks' at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on Nov. 25, 2002. San Jose scored three times on Barrasso in the 4-1 Blues loss. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Thomas Patrick Barrasso (born March 31, 1965 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender who played 18 seasons for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League, and the only goalie to ever play in the NHL directly from high school, without having played major junior or college hockey first. He is considered the best goaltender in Penguins franchise history due to the length of his career and his critical role in backstopping the team to successive Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He currently serves as the goaltending coach and director of goaltending development for the Carolina Hurricanes.

Tom Barrasso grew up in the town of Stow, Massachusetts, playing ice hockey on an outdoor rink. He started playing goalie when he was only 5 years old and by the time he was a teenager, playing in net for Acton-Boxborough high school with fellow NHL players Bob Sweeney and Jeff Norton, Barrasso was considered one of the most promising American goaltending prospects of all time. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres with the 5th overall pick in 1983, the highest goaltender to be selected in the NHL Entry Draft until 1997, when Roberto Luongo was taken 4th overall. Skipping a college career, he went straight from high school to the NHL where he exceeded all expectations. At the time of his debut with the Sabres on October 5, 1983, less than six months after graduating from high school, Barrasso was the youngest goaltender to play and win a game in the NHL since Harry Lumley nearly forty years prior. He won the Calder Trophy and Vezina Trophy in his first season, becoming the third player to win both awards in the same year.

In 1988, the Sabres traded Barrasso to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he won two Stanley Cups, in 1991 and 1992. It was his outstanding play in these Cup runs that established him as a "money goalie", someone who could deliver wins when it counted the most. In the following years, Barrasso almost entirely missed two seasons, the 1994–95 NHL season and the 1996–97 NHL season with injuries but came back with good performances in the next years. In 1997 he became the first American goaltender to record 300 NHL wins. A fiercely proud competitor, in his later seasons in Pittsburgh he developed a strained relationship with the local media whom he felt were disrespectful of him and his family.

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