Goalies brace for challenge of compressed season - Article Photos 2/3

FILE - In this March 6, 2012, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward blocks a shot by the Washington Capitals during the first period of an NHL hockey game at the Verizon Center in Washington. With 48 games crammed into roughly three months recovery time will be at a premium. Goaltenders use to playing every minute of every game will have to pace themselves, maybe even take some extra nights off, to stay fresh. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)