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#58|Feb. 18, 2012|Penguins at Flyers| (Part 2)
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02-21-2012, 12:15 PM
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Getting out the microscope and scalpel here:
I completely disagree. Cooke dribbled a bouncing puck from beyond centre ice, with Timonen draped over him. Bryzgalov could have followed him cross-crease better. Contrast to Fleury who watched Engelland suddenly give the puck up about 7' in front of him and Wellwood smack it by him.
Are you calling Cooke a sniper? Because that was my intent in attributing this to Jagr, who had multiple options and cagily was looking away from the net until he made the shot.
EDIT: I forgot that my original was in reference to Jagr's second goal. Look at the positioning, and the time that Jagr had to tuck it under the crossbar and pop the water bottle. Even less like Cooke's shot.
I agree with what I think you're saying; as much as we opine that the team has little confidence in Bryz – trying to block every shot, overextending themselves in defensive zone, etc. – the same could be said about Bryz, who has faced more than his share of broken-play scoring opportunities, 2-on-1s and breakaways. This first goal wasn't a horrible one to give away, particularly in light of the Staal whiff.
Again, this wasn't a facepalming goal to give up, but Bob could have been better in rebound control. However, it wasn't as bad as the first one off his logo.
Agreed on most of this. And this made me chuckle:
Are you calling Cooke a sniper?
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