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Mike Rosati: "For a one-game showdown, Montreal goalie Carey Price is your man"
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04-22-2011, 09:38 AM
E = CH²
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So which goals do people have a problem with?
The over-time goal that was a cross-crease that he got a piece of?
The game tying goal where Sopel was facing the wrong direction, didn't get puck or man and screened Price?
The Ference one-timer that was a blast top corner?
It's a team game, Price has made a lot of game saving stops in the last two games, but when your defence does not insulate you, you are going to get scored on by uncontested shots with power and precision, by cross-ice passes and by screens. It's the nature of the beast.
My problem is his inability to make one tough save to win us the game despite getting a lot of goal support. But if you want to talk specifics, goal #1 was horrible. Goalies that are on their game stop that shot. You're giving life back to the bruins and letting them back in it with that goal.
Horrible rebound control on goal #3.
Rest were fine to get scored on, provided that you had been good the rest of the game. But at some point, especially after calling his teammates out and doing Patrick Roy impersonations, you got to step up your game and make some tough saves. Giving up 5 goals like he did isn't a good game.
Nobody is saying he's the sole responsible for the loss. Spacek was bad, Gomez was bad, Moen was bad. But we had enough players do enough good things to win this game with better goaltending. And that's the truth.
Last night wasn't the Price I watched all year. Why can't people admit that ?
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