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12-24-2005, 03:13 AM
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Garon was average tonite. He made some nice saves. That first goal was his. That was a fat rebound. The second, even though on a 5-3, was a in clear sight.
Absolutely disagree. The first goal was on a 2nd attempt by a completely free Jared Stoll at the crease. Garon made the first stop. It was the responsibility of a skater to deny him a second shot, not of Garon to make that, as well. Stoll was completely alone because Visnovsky went up past the hash marks and got burned, and Norstrom was off doing who knows what. Frolov was the only guy helping out Garon by playing defenseman, and he had his own man to tie up; Stoll was completely alone. You don't blame the goaltender for a 2nd attempt and you certainly don't blame him when the opponent is all alone and practically
in the crease
. Garon did the best that could be expected.
On the 2nd goal, it was Chris Pronger who blasted the puck. I think that that's all that needs to be said.
Garon was his usual excellent self, IMO. He looked just as solid as he has for weeks. The only blemish was that dumb high-sticking penalty near the end of the game, but, goaltending-wise, he was very solid.
As for the game-winning goal, all that Hemsky's "guilty" head shaking says to me is that he was as confused about what constitutes a goal as many fans are. Players have fits about good calls all of the time. I sometimes wonder whether they even understand the rules as well as knowledgeable fans. Judging the appropriateness of calls based on the reactions of players is like trusting criminals who claim they "didn't do it."
I liked everything about the game except for all of the penalties taken and the utter embarassment that is the Kings powerplay. Those are the two things that we should be united in disgust over, not whether a particular goal or penalty was a good call.
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