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08-29-2011, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
I know the bruins effectively shut down the Sedins...but how much of that was because of toughness and how much of it was because of Julien's tight defensive game where the Sedin's were clearly targetted especially on the PP?
Well, let's not forget what the Bruins' defensive game all year really was...

Tim Thomas save%:
Game 1: .971
Game 2: .909
Game 3: .976
Game 4: 1.000
Game 5: .960
Game 6: .947
Game 7: 1.000

Total for the series: .967

This, more than any other factor, is ultimately what won Boston the series -- and was the primary reason the Sedins were shut down. By scoring chance differential, the Sedins were the best line the Canucks had 5-on-5. They just couldn't beat Thomas. (Vancouver's PP was pathetic though.)

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