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Krishna
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In the 2010 SCF if Boucher was in net, do we have a better chance?

The last few days I've been watching the 2010 playoffs since there's no hockey on yet and I've been wondering if we had a better chance if Boucher was healthy an in net as compared to Leighton in net.

I'll leave the Carter missed shot in the last few mins of game 6 out of the conversation even though he should have buried that.

Let me start off by saying that both Leighton and Boucher were products of our great D that year but Boucher was a much better goalie overall. In the series, if Boucher is in net, I think we have a much better chance to take the series. Niemi was not very good in the finals to be honest. He was only marginally better than Leighton.

Game one :

Goal one : nice shot but I think Boucher saves that one
Goal two : Hard to fault goalies on breakaways, but that one should have been saved by either goalie in net.
Goal three : Getting beat on a 2 on 1 is excusable but that glove attempt was terrible
Goal four : He just leaves the whole side of the net open for Versteeg
Goal five : I fault this one to the defense.. After this Boucher came in
Goal six : Boucher played this one terribly. He never should have been out that far to stop a shot..

Leighton : 15 saves on 20 shots.. in 35 minutes
Boucher : 11 save on 12 shots in 24 minutes

Game two :


Goal one : Leighton makes the first save and lets the rebound get to hossa for the goal
Goal two : Beat by Eager just 28 seconds later with a shot past his glove.. this totally deflated the team.

Leighton : 24 saves on 26 shots in 59 minutes

Game three :


Goal one : Hard to see off the replay.. IIRC he gets beat glove side again
Goal two : Goal off the faceoff right past him
Goal three : this save attempt would make Bryz in the shootout look good..

Leighton : 24 saves on 27 shots in 65 mins

Game four :


Goal one : Beaten glove side again.. Think he may have gotten a piece of it
Goal two : 5 on 3 and hard to blame a tape to tape slap pass by kane to bolland
Goal three : Deflected by timonen

Leighton : 31 saves on 34 shots in 60 minutes

Game five :


Goal one : Looks like he leaves his five hole very open and Seabrook buries it
Goal two : Deflects it past the net and bolland pushes the puck towards the crease and it goes in off leighton's skate
Goal three : Beaten by a weak wrist shot past him. pulled after this
Goal four : Boucher plays this one terribly.
Goal five : Believe this one was on the PP and Byfuglien beats him five hole
Goal six : Barely even a save attempt here.
Goal seven : Empty net

Leighton : 10 save on 13 shots in 20 mins. Pulled after the first period
Boucher : 11 saves on 14 shots in 40 mins

Game six :


Goal one : Defense falls apart as Byfuglien buries it
Goal two : Another terrible shot goes in on leighton.. Think it goes by his glove side
Goal three : Deflection by Ladd.. hard to blame Leighton here
Goal four : I won't even address this other than the fact that this shot is about a 1 in 20 thousand chance on going in. An ECHL goalie could save this shot.

Leighton : 37 saves on 41 shots in 64 minutes.

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