Gotta See It: Peter Budaj’s new Ned Flanders, Thor-themed goalie mask

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Tampa Bay Lightning backup goaltender Peter Budaj, nicknamed Ned Flanders for being a devout Christian, got a new design for his goalie mask blending The Simpsons’ favourite neighbourino with something closer to the new team he plays for, Thor.

Irony of crossing over a pure Christian character like Ned Flanders with Thor, the Norse god of Thunder, not withstanding, the design by David Gunnarsson, A.K.A. @davidofdaveart on Instagram, is pretty cool. Check it out here:

Budaj was traded to the Lightning ahead of the March 1 trade deadline as part of the deal that sent Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings. Through 53 games with L.A. and one with the Lightning, the 34-year-old has put up a 27-21-3 record with a 2.16 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.

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