St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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15. Chris Osgood

2003-04; 76 games, 35-28-10 record, .907 save percentage, 2.34 GAA, 5 shutouts; 12 postseason games, 4-8 record, 1 shutout

Osgood is remembered best by many St Louis Blues fans for the torture he inflicted upon the organization as a member of the Detroit Red Wings from 1993-2001 and 2005-11 (20 wins, including five shutouts, both of which are all-time franchise bests against the Blues).

However, he did have a short career with St. Louis as well, coming to the Blues in a deadline deal with the New York Islanders in 2003 and staying for the following 03-04 campaign.

Though he patched things up in a season where the Blues used seven different goaltenders, Osgood frankly was not very good during the remainder of the regular season after being acquired from New York. In nine games, Osgood went 4-3-2 with an .888 save percentage and 3.05 GAA, though he did have two shutouts.

He was more impressive during the playoffs, shutting out the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their first-round series and allowing a total of four goals over the following three games before struggling a bit in three straight losses that led to the Blues’ elimination.

In 2003-04, Osgood was the St Louis Blues’ bellcow in goal, playing in 67 games with a 31-25-8 record, a .910 save percentage, and a 2.24 GAA. He was less impressive in the playoffs, however, losing four out of five games in the Blues’ first-round series with the San Jose Sharks while allowing seven goals over the series’ final two games.

Largely because of his shaky playoff performance, Osgood was not re-signed after 03-04 and returned to Detroit, where he spent the final six seasons of his career and was the primary goaltender on a Stanley Cup championship team in 2007-08.

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