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02-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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It was not Bobrovsky's fault and not a shot you can expect a goalie to stop.

He played it exactly how he should have. It was a soft wrist shot on net, along the ice. It showed no signs of bouncing or anything abnormal of the sort. The proper play is to use your stick to direct the puck into the corner and back your stick up with your pad. Bobrovsky did just this.

When attempting to direct a puck along the ice, a large gap is created between the top of the pad and blocker. There is no way to properly direct a puck with your stick and not leave this gap.

The bounce the puck took was unexpected and leaved no time for Bobrovsky to react. It took a wild bounce and beat him in the gap. A breakaway is easier to stop then an unexpected bounce like that.

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