Thread: Post-Game Talk: Blackhawks @ Coyotes Game 1
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04-13-2012, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by madgoat33 View Post
Smith looked good, but I wouldn't say fantastic. He wasn't really challenged much in those 40+ saves. Just a lot of shots right into his stomach and pads. Not to mention that hilariously weak goal he gave up to toews.

Gotta start pickin corners on him.
Don't know if I'd totally agree with this. I mean, the guy is huge. If you are going to be looking to the top corner on every shot, then some are going to end up in his chest, and most are going to go high and wide. Yes, if you are all alone then I'd say you gotta start shooting high, but if you can get more bodies to the net, low and off the pads IMO. All goalies make mistakes, the more shots that are on goal, the better chance a soft one gets through. Hawks got 45 shots through, and I'd say the two goals were on potential "mistakes" by Smith. Kane's shot before the Seabs goal seemed to deflect under his arm before going off the post and was probably a save he usually makes with no rebound.

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