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05-31-2012, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
It 100% was a shank (see the stick angle AND follow through).

Kopitar is trying to elevate the puck, as any good goal scorer would in that situation, because 90% of the time the ONLY part of the net a beaten goalie can usually recover - is along the ice. Brodeur, knowing this, smartly slightly elevates his pad, but Kopitar missed the shot as the "NHL Tonight" folk noted (MSG folk did too), and it goes in right along the ice. The tell-tale sign that reveals this is 1) the stick angle, but 2) more obviously, Kopitar's high follow-through which you would never intentionally do if you're trying to go low along the ice.

C'est la vie. Onto Game 2.
Call it whatever you want...I'll take it.

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