Lalime at Pittsburgh.
Read about Patricks Career at the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Lalime was rushed up to Pittsburgh because of injuries to Tom Barrasso and Ken Wregget
and the Penguins looked set to miss the playoffs because they were stuck with 2 IHL
goalies playing for an NHL team half way threw the year. At this time Lalime's career
took off. Patrick was unbelievable from the first save he made in the NHL. Setting a
NHL record for the Longest Unbeaten streak for a goaltender to start his career with 16
straight unbeaten games, he surpassed Ken Dryden and Ross Brooks previous long standing
records of 14 games. Patty wen't 14-0-2 before Colorado and Patricks idol Patrick Roy finally
ended his streak. Not long after, Wregget returned from his injury and Lalime was relegated
to the pine where he began to struggle ending the season with a 21-12-2 record in 39 games
with a 2.95 GAA with a .915% save percentage and 3 shut outs and was named to the NHL all-rookie
team. When the off season rolled around Lalime and Penguins management could not agree on a contract.
Lalime demanded that he would be playing for the Penguins in the NHL and not the IHL but with Barrasso
and Wregget both healthy again the Penguins refused. Lalime ended up with out a contract and eventually signed
a contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL.