"Teams that don't have a good 1-2 punch, in my opinion, it's going to be a struggle"
Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has played very well in the first two games, sporting a .934 save percentage and 2.31 goals-against average. But Steve Mason will start one of the two games on this trip, Richards said. At minimum, Mason will play in two of the next seven games, perhaps three or more. "Obviously Sergei has played well, but I'm also itching to get in," Mason said. "Working with Clarky, it's been good. Training camp was pretty compressed, but to have those extra couple of days to work with him has been really good. We fine-tuned some things, but really just prepared as hard possible for me to play. I have to be ready for whenever it is. "It's a tough proposition for any team. A season like this, you're going to need both goalies. Teams that don't have a good 1-2 punch, in my opinion, it's going to be a struggle for the No. 1 goaltender to keep playing constantly." For more on this article Click Here. Ian Clark is recognized as a leading educator of the goaltending position as his knowledge and innovative approach has attracted high-performance goaltenders at the NHL, minor pro, major junior and NCAA levels. He was the founder of the Goaltender Development Institute and served as technical author of From the Crease – The Self Development Guide to Hockey Goaltending from 1998-2003 and The Goalie News from 2003-08. Ian Clark joined the Columbus Blue Jackets as goaltending coach on June 6, 2011. He joined the organization after serving as the Vancouver Canucks goaltending coach and consultant from 2002-10. In addition to his eight years with the Canucks organization, Clark was also a member of Team Canada’s coaching staff at the World Junior Championships from 2003-06, winning silver medals in 2003 and 2004 and capturing gold in 2005 and 2006. He also served as the Florida Panthers goaltending consultant in 2001-02. The list of goaltenders he has worked with includes Roberto Luongo, Cam Ward, Marc-Andre Fleury, Cory Schneider, Andrew Raycroft, Johan Hedberg and Mathieu Garon.