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Can Johan "The best defensive pitcher the Mets have ever had" Santana play goalie for the New York Rangers?

I think he would be pretty good actually, based on what I've seen from his first two starts.

I have some slight concerns, both for the New York baseball team and the New York hockey team heading into this week. My baseball concerns can be alleviated by recalling that the 1986 Mets started 2-3. But I can't seem to shake my nervousness about the Rangers-Devils playoff matchup, scheduled to begin Wednesday night.

What teams led the NHL in walk-off losses?
Well, there was a tie- the Rangers and Blues, each with the unlucky 13.

Who had the 2nd-most walk-off wins in the NHL?
The Devils and Thrashers tied with 15, trailing only the Oilers.

I'm sorry, but as much as I like Henrik Lundqvist, I have to admit that I'd take Martin Brodeur over him every day of the week (even though 9 of those 13 losses were in shootout, and there are no playoff shootouts). And given the hockey postseasons penchant for overtime affairs, I have reason for concern.

True Metgers know...Johan Santana joins Orel Hershiser, Mike Hampton, Bret Saberhagen, Kenny Rogers, and Ron Darling as Gold Glove-winning pitchers who pitched for the Mets at some point in their careers. Darling is the only pitcher to win a Gold Glove as a Met, doing so in 1989.

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