Is it REALLY just the scoring??????
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03-04-2011, 09:50 AM
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So, Theodore didn't make some sick saves to steal the game? While Lundqvist faced 3 good shots all game and they all went in.
Like I have shown (unless you just read the thread title), the Caps and Pens have scored similar amounts, had the same problem with inconsistency and low-scoring games, yet are securely in play-off spots.
Numbers can only tell you so much, but after thoroughly reading your OP, i've got to give you credit for working your argument together like this.
My answer -
It might be a function of the system the Rangers play, and more importantly, the style of their #1 goaltender. How many deflected goals have we seen this year on Lundqvist?
Two of those goals last night could not be stopped. It seems to be that way everynight - so maybe (like you are referring to) we should start looking why that happens so often.
Maybe the defense should focus more on crease clearing and Henrik should come out a little further from his net. I mentioned this exact thing yesterday before the game. Its funny too, because on one of the goals Lundqvist was above the crease - and thats rare for him - maybe it IS something they are aware of.
I dont want this to sound like im making an excuse for Hank, because I've also stated he needs to play better. If the scorers have to find a way, so does he. He hasnt stolen many games this season.
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