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Goaltending is an unenviable position to be in at the NHL All-Star Game, when the best shooters in the world are bearing down and teeing off on slap shots near 100 mph and whistling wristers through screens of countless legs and bodies.

But for Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco, this week has been a blast.

While some goaltenders refuse to even talk on the day of a game trying to be as focused as possible for one of the toughest jobs in sports, Turco spent the week wearing a mike and earpiece to try to let the fans in on just what goes through the mind of a player in this perilous, can’t-win position. And there he was just over one hour before the All-Star Game in Dallas sitting in the press lunch room with his dad, Gino, chatting away about all things hockey.

"I don’t want to think about what happen to me out there on the ice ... until I have to," Marty laughed. "All-Star Games tend to be a graveyard for goalies and I’d just as soon not overthink for this one. It's like night and day’s difference from the regular season. It’s get-in and get-out without much damage for one period without every getting comfortable with zero warmup, except for the starting goalie."

Then, he paused for a second and took a deep breath and said, "I’m smart enough to know that the Stanley Cup isn’t on line for the winner of tonight’s game."


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Now if only he can play this well in the playoffs, if last season's performance proved anything.

He doesn't play nearly as well when it's the post-season.

All the saves he makes now, he can't seem to make then, and he lets in a ton of weak ones.

He doesn't look like the same player.
 
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