Gerber, Toskala earning their time
Let down by high-priced starters, the Ducks and Sharks have reaped benefits with backups.
In a surprisingly wide-open Pacific Division, a pair of strange and unlikely names have floated to the surface.
Anonymous backup goalies who could skate across the United States without being recognized by even the most hard-core hockey fan, Anaheim's Martin Gerber and San Jose's Vesa Toskala, have become early season-savers for their teams, which will play two home-and-home series in 12 days.
Gerber's impact has been surprising, considering the brick wall-like playoff performance ...
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