Senators' Mike Condon shares what game day is like in the life of a backup goalie

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The following article appeared on on Friday, November 3, 2017 featuring what it is like on game day with Ottawa Senators back-up goaltender, former Princeton standout, Mike Condon.

By Don Brennan

Backup goalies always prepare like they’re going to play, which turned out to be a good thing for Mike Condon when he went from the bench to the blue paint as Craig Anderson’s replacement after two periods on Monday night.

The water wasn’t as cold as it could have been when he jumped in.

Condon, a huge baseball fan, is so dedicated to his routine that he didn’t even stay up to watch the conclusion of the World Series on Wednesday. He knew Anderson was starting for the Ottawa Senators against the Detroit Red Wings the next night, and he had faith his partner would have a strong bounce back, but Condon had to be ready just in case.

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