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Edgars Masalskis | Goalie

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Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/31/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 171
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Edgars Masalskis kicked out 32 of 33 shots to help Latvia earn a 3-1 win against Switzerland.
With this victory, Latvia will advance to the quarterfinals for the first time. Masalskis is a great story after he failed to secure a KHL contract for the 2013-14 campaign and largely didn't play before the Olympics as a result. Perhaps his play in the Olympics will attract the attention of a European club. Feb 18 - 3:05 PM

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Edgars Masalskis was sensational for the second game in a row but Latvia was on the wrong end of a 4-2 score.

Masalskis stopped 38 of 39 shots in a 1-0 loss to Switzerland on Wednesday and despite giving up four goals on 39 shots to the Czech Republic on Friday, he made sensational save after sensational save to keep the Latvians in the game. The 33-year-old has played his entire career in Europe and you have to wonder why he never attempted to play in North America. He was outstanding in the 2010 Olympics against the Czech Republic as well as he stopped 47 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss.
Feb 14 - 5:17 AM

Edgars Masalskis turned aside 26 of 28 shots in Latvia's 3-2 shootout loss to Denmark in World Championship play on Wednesday

Martins Cipulis and Jekabs Redlihs scored for the Latvians in the contest, while Aleksandrs Nizivijs collected two assists in the defeat. Latvia didn't win a game in the preliminary round, dropping two games in the shootout and another in regulation to finish at the bottom of Group D.
Wed, May 4, 2011 02:09:00 PM

Edgars Masalskis stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to Finland on Monday.

Masalskis is noteworthy for stopping an incredible 47 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Czech Republic during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Masalskis had a 3.25 GAA and .894 save percentage in 23 KHL games this season.
Mon, May 2, 2011 05:01:00 PM

Edgards Masalskis turned aside 47 of 50 Czech Republic shots in Latvia's 3-2 overtime loss Tuesday night.

Masalskis played outstanding in what was nearly the upset of the tournament so far, as Latvia forced overtime against a heavily-favored Czech Republic team. After allowing an average of over six goals a game in three Group play matches, Masalskis stopped an incredible 47 shots to keep Latvia in the game, allowing just two goals in regulation. Masalskis will now return to the KHL, where he plays for Dynamo Riga.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 01:46:00 AM

Edgar Masalskis allowed six goals on 37 Slovakia shots in Latvia's 6-0 loss Saturday night.

Masalskis allowed an average of six goals against in three losses in group play, not that it was his fault playing for the weakest team in a division featuring the offensive firepower of the Russians, Czech's, and Slovakia. He kept his team in a close loss to the Czech's Friday night, and will get much better play from the team in front of him when he returns to his KHL team Dynamo Riga, where his goals against average is just 2.84.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 10:04:00 PM

Edgars Masalskis turned aside 34 of 38 Czech shots in Latvia's 5-2 loss Friday night.

Masalskis had a solid performance in a game, settling down after allowing three goals on 16 shots in the first to stop 22 of 23 shots over the final two period. Masalskis kept Latvia in the game through the second and third as they cut the deficit to two goals, but an empty-net goal sealed its fate. Masalskis plays in the KHL with Dynamo Riga, and owns a 16-12-5 record with a 2.84 GAA and .910 save percentage.
Fri, Feb 19, 2010 10:06:00 PM

Edgars Masalskis stopped 37 of 45 Russian shots as Latvia dropped an 8-2 decision in Tuesday night Olympic action.

It wasn't much of a game as the Russians scored three times in the first and four times in the third to rout the Latvians. The Dynamo Riga netminder was 16-12-5 in the KHL this season with a 2.84 GAA and a .910 save percentage. Expect to see him on Friday when Latvia takes on the Czech Republic.
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 06:21:00 AM

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