Alex Stalock Gave A Befitting Reply to His Doubters
Alexander Stalock is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stalock was originally drafted 112th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.
The Blackhawks netminder has overcome multiple Career-threatening health issues. Stalock has been exceptional this season, as he is 3-1-0 and has stopped 105 of 112 shots sent his way. He deserves Masterton Trophy Consideration.
The award, selected by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, is presented annually “to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.”
The Blackhawks are third in the Central Division, just behind the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche. Stalock has won three times in four starts and boasts a .938 save percentage.
Stalock missed the entire 2020-21 season after being diagnosed with myocarditis – an inflammation of the heart muscle that Stalock developed after a bout with COVID-19.
Between Mar. 8, 2020, and Oct. 12, 2022, Stalock played just one NHL game for the San Jose Sharks. He allowed six goals on 28 shots and was pulled after 46 minutes of action.
In the last season, he could not give remarkable performances. His fans were worried about his career. In 17 games split between the Bakersfield Condors and San Jose Barracuda, Stalock won just four times and posted a .869 save percentage.
Stalock scored a one-year, one-way NHL contract with the Blackhawks this past July.
Alex gives his critics the middle finger this NHL season with outstanding performances. It isn’t the first time Stalock has faced serious peril during his career.
On Thursday night, Alex Stalock had a fairly excellent performance in net, stopping 29 of 31 shots in Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks match.
@llluminatro wrote on Twitter, ” Stalock played amazing, continue to play like that and there will be nothing to worry about”.
Controversies Arose In The Last Match
In the Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks match, controversy arose about a penalty. When Jones pushed Kane into Stalock, he got up and made the save. Kane grabbed the rebound and scored.
Meanwhile, the referee points to the net, indicating a good goal, but the back referee cancels it all and gives Edmonton a penalty.
Fans burst out in anger. Social media is flooded with posts regarding this.
How is that not a goal? Seth Jones literally slew footed Kane and push him onto Stalock. Challenge this shit Woodcroft.— Dyl (@dhockey13) October 28, 2022