Patrick Lalime is a Canadian goalie on the Buffalo Sabres.
Lalime was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1993, while playing in the QMJHL. He did not make his NHL debut until 1996, when he joined Pittsburgh for 39 games. He won 21 of his starts, while posting a 2.95 GAA. Lalime began his career very well, winning 14 of his first 16 games, tying the other two. His 16-game unbeaten streak is an NHL record for a goalie’s career debut. He spent the next two seasons in the minors, before being traded to Ottawa. With Ottawa, Lalime got another chance to be an NHL starter, winning a career high 39 games in 2002-03, a season in which he posted a 2.16 GAA. Lalime was also solid in the playoffs for the Senators, posting three consecutive GAAs under 2.00 from 2002 through 2004. After the lockout, Lalime signed with St. Louis, where he won only 4 games in 2005-06. He spent two seasons as the backup in Chicago, where he won 20 of 44 starts. In 2008-09, he won only 5 games for the Sabres while Ryan Miller was out with an injury, but he was retained to back Miller up for the 2009-10 season.
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