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Kevin Poulin and the NHL playoffs

Kevin Poulin blocks a shot as the Philadelphia

Kevin Poulin blocks a shot as the Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds watches during the second period of a game in Philadelphia. (April 25, 2013) Credit: AP

Kevin Poulin didn’t get much work in goal after being called up two months ago, but he’s still part of his first NHL playoffs at 22. Here’s what the goaltender thinks of this moment:

“Personally, every year you make the playoffs, it’s a good year, right? Unfortunately my first year I got injured, we didn’t make the playoffs. Last year we made it in Bridgeport, fell in first round.

“This year we got in and it’s been a while for a lot of guys. Even for me, just to have some playoff experience is huge; I’m still young, it’s only my third year. With Nabby in front of me, he has a lot of experience so I just have to watch him, learn from his experience.”

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