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Although goalies are awarded shutouts when their team wins without conceding a goal, it really is a team event that also counts towards an individual's stats. For example, imagine a goalie getting injured and so pulled from the match half way through. If both the started and the back up don't let in a goal, the team wins without conceding a goal and records ...


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I don't see a reference explicitly for this in the NHL rules; the NCAA rules do mention shutouts, but don't actually define them - here, for example: Article 3. If two or more goaltenders from the same team participate in a shutout, credit the team with a shutout but do not award any goaltender an individual shutout. A goaltender must be solely responsible ...


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