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11-17-2012, 03:07 PM
HFBoards: Night's Watch
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: New York, NY
Makarov followed up a solid SSS with a 42 save shutout last night:
No. 1 star: Andrey Makarov, Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
After only allowing two pucks get past him in two games for Russia against Team WHL in the Subway Super Series, Makarov picked up for the Blades right where he left off for his country. The Buffalo Sabres prospect stoned the Prince George Cougars, turning 42 shots away in a 4-0 win.
Every period was practically identical. The Cougars put 14 shots on net every period; the Blades posted 12 a period.
When Makarov is on his game, he is nearly impossible to beat. He proved that once again against Prince George in the CN Centre, posting his first shutout of the season.
Nevertheless, it is tough to say whether tonight's outstanding performance will trigger a strong latter half of the season or if it will start a short hot streak that will fizzle out. The 6-foot-1, 193-pounder has been a hot-and-cold goaltender in Saskatoon. His worst cold stretch of the season came at the beginning of October when he allowed 19 goals against in the first five games of the month.
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