Busting The Patrick Roy Myth
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09-19-2012, 04:09 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Roy was incredible in the 96 playoffs. Red Wings broke the regular season record, Russian Five was tearing the league apart, and he stopped them. Give the devil his due.
2001 Devils scored 295 goals, 3.60 gpg, the highest total of any team from 1996-97 to 2003-04. They scored 58 goals in 18 games, 3.22 gpg through three rounds of the playoffs. Roy helped hold them to 11 goals in 7 games, 1.57 gpg, in the finals, and allowed only 1 goal in games 6 and 7 combined. Colorado's defense played very well, but Roy was the most important part
As a Devils' fan, it was shocking how much trouble that offensive juggernaut had at getting the puck past Roy. The injury to Randy McKay badly hurt the second PP unit, but that was the only major injury to the team.
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