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11-27-2008, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by NickyZ View Post
Nice win, I don't know if the Rangers of past seasons would have been able to battle through the physical pounding of the first period.

By the way, what's with coaches not using their top shooters against Lundqvist? Last time in Ottawa Heatley and Alfredsson sit out and tonight they leave Lecavalier, St.Louis and Stamkos on the bench?

Henrik is fearsome indeed.
Many teams are the same way, and it has nothing to do with Henrik. a lot of the best players in the league just cannot perform in the shootout like one would expect. I've heard the logic that they're better in game situations where they rely on their instincts, but when they have time to think too much like you do in the shootout, they end up over thinking and blowing it, while shootout "specialists" generally know their role and can keep it simple.. or maybe some of those guys are just smarter than their star teammates.

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