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In shootouts, goalies left to their own devices

Updated: December 31, 2005, 9:24 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

(Editor's note: In Part III of our shootout series, Scott Burnside takes a look at what the goaltender's take is on the shootout.)

If there's a book to be written on shootouts from the goaltenders' perspective, it might be entitled "Zen and The Art of Crease Maintenance." And if such a book becomes a Hollywood movie, the theme song might well be "Patience."

"I like to come out, but not too far," Nashville netminder Tomas Vokoun explained. "Usually what happens is, if the goalie ...

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