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3 Stars and GBR: #45 @ Pittsburgh
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01-20-2012, 01:20 AM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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Really? I thought he was their best player on the ice tonight. He kept it competitive in the first when Pittsburgh could have had 2 or 3 goals. Had no chance on the first goal (the team let Martin skate in uncontested on a side / mini-break away - Lundqvist makes a strong save - and Kunitz comes in to roof the rebound - again uncontested).
The second goal was a bad angle shot, one that Lundqvist probably should have had, but the last person you should blame on a 3-on-1 goal is the goaltender (when a 3-on-1 occurs, something has fundamentally went wrong).
The third goal, Malkin, skated past a flailing Del Zotto, went to his back hand and roofed it on a nasty shot that would have beaten any goaltender in the NHL.
I just don't see how he was bad. He let up 3 goals on 36 shots and he didn't have a chance on 2 of them.
Hard to blame the goalie tonight. all the pens goals tonight came on odd man rushes. could he have stopped the 2nd, maybe. but its a frkn 3 on 1. give him a break.
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