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#71 Rangers vs Avalanche
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03-17-2012, 11:07 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.
Lundqvist didn't get thoroughly outplayed. The first goal was a great finish, right under the crossbar. Bickel needs to lay Hunwick out. The second one was a deflection. Not a bad goal in the 2. Sure Varlamov outplayed him, but that's not saying much, he probably outplayed every goalie tonight. Varlamov was also the luckier goalie tonight. Why do I feel like I'm the only one defending Lundqvist now when I was the only one criticizing him earlier this season when he gave up legit bad goals? (I'm talking about one short stretch he had early in the year).
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