Jonathan Quick's Game 3 Performance
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04-20-2011, 02:43 PM
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It's not so much the quantity of the shots as the quality.
It is never, ever a goalie's fault if a team scores on a cross-seam one timer from anywhere lower than the top of the circles. If he makes a save, it's fantastic, but it's unfair to expect that. Those passes should not go through.
On top of that, Pavelski's goal was a partial breakaway where he beat his man to a rolling puck which took a perfect trajectory glove side high on the shot and Setoguchi's OT winner was a piss poor backchecking effort by Penner and Zeus. Both guys were within a few feet of the pass and didn't get their sticks on it.
No goalie in the world can be depended on to make those saves. The Kings allowed almost the same amount of shots in the shutout but they were all low quality.
Actually, yes goalies are asked to make those saves. That's what separates the good ones from the great ones.
Welcome to the playoffs...where you can't just play good as a Goaltender. Its not going to get you very far, especially against the Sharks. This is the second time we've gotten absolutely lit up by them in less than a few weeks.
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