Back in the NBA's pre-mask era, ballers with busted noses or orbital bones had two unappealing options: Sit out and heal, or strap on a Michael Myers-looking opaque face shield closely related to that worn by hockey goalies.
Wins are the most important measure for goalies, I think. Certainly it's a great accomplishment.
Goalies almost never get credit for winning a game, but they always get blamed for losing a game.
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