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#71 Rangers vs Avalanche
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03-17-2012, 10:02 PM
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Varlamov thoroughly outplayed Lundy, it's as simple as that. Henrik stopped one great Colorado chance all night, where he had to go across the crease in the middle of the 3rd. Bickel was a turnstile on Hunwick's goal (still a mystery why Torts prefers him to Stralman), Prust left Landeskog alone for some bizarre reason in front of the net after sticking to him earlier in the shift. Feds should've tried to block the point shot, but the 3rd line is on for another goal against. Lundy though needs to stop that even with a deflection. Your Vezina front runner needs to make a couple of amazing saves to win games this time of year, especially when the opposite goalie is standing on his head all night. Varly certainly did, just like Fleury on Thursday and many other goalies around the league every night. Lundy hasn't been in Vezina form for awhile now, he needs to get it together.
Overall they played a great game, excellent offensive chances, even the PP looked good half the time and they gave up very little defensively. They'll win most of the remaining games playing like this once Lundy's back in form.
On the second goal, the Boyle line got completely caught in the offensive zone. Colorado was able to get the puck up quickly. By the time that line had gotten back, they totally missed their assignments.
That line is a SERIOUS problem with its lack of speed. Prust is pretty much the only guy with good wheels.
I am just going to say this right now. Brian Boyle will NEVER win a stanley cup. Especially as a third line center. I am not even sure he has enough physicality to be a good 4th liner. His skating is so poor and clumsy that he hurts this club more than helps. The only thing he does serviceably well is the PK.
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