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Dunham, shootouts ... and tattoos

Updated: October 12, 2006, 9:39 AM ET
If you're reading this, you must have seen the movie, "Slap Shot." You must remember the scene where the goalie comes stumbling back into the dressing room, punch-drunk from a barrage of shots in the first period. In the movie, the fictional French-Canadian stopper was still waving his arms wildly as he collapsed into his locker stall.

I thought of that scene after the first period of the Isles-Ducks game Wednesday night at the Honda Center (formally known to us hockey fans as The Pond). I figured that's what veteran Islanders goalie Mike Dunham must have felt like after the Ducks pelted him with 17 first-period shots. With some skill and a little luck (always a goalie's best friend), Dunham managed to turn back 16 of those 17 shots to keep his team in the game.

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