We here at Bruins Daily have opened the fan voting for our 64-player Greatest Bruin of All-Time tournament. Today’s matchups feature 16 of the best past and present goaltenders in franchise history.
We’ll continue our tournament tomorrow featuring the club’s top 16 defensemen. You can check out the full bracket reveal from Monday here if you missed it.
Keep checking our Twitter account at @BruinsDaily for the complete unveiling of the Round 1 matchups. We’ve also embedded our polls here if you choose to vote directly on our website.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the Round 2 matchups following the first round of voting among the top Bruins centers of all time. But without further ado, here are the Round 1 goaltender matchups:
Gerry Cheevers vs. Doug Keans
Giles Gilbert vs. Byron Dafoe
Frank Brimsek vs. Jaroslav Halak
Tuukka Rask vs. Pete Peeters
Eddie Johnston vs. Jim Henry
Tim Thomas vs. Andrew Raycroft
Reggie Lemelin vs. Andy Moog
Tiny Thompson vs. Anton Khudobin
The winners of the goaltender matchups will join the eight defensemen and wingers in the Round of 32.
Here’s a look at the upcoming second-round matchups featuring those 16 current and former Bruins.
Bobby Orr vs. Art Ross Ray Bourque vs. Torey Krug Zdeno Chara vs. Mike Milbury Eddie Shore vs. Brad Park
Johnny Bucyk vs. Terry O’Reilly Ken Hodge vs. Rick Middleton Brad Marchand vs. Dit Clapper Cam Neely vs. David Pastrnak
Check back tomorrow for the goalie’s bracket and the unveiling of the second round matchups featuring the aforementioned wingers.
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