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11-18-2012, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Roger Crozier? 6-5 when winning the Smythe in a losing effort, 8-11 otherwise.

Ron Hextall? 15-11 when winning the Smythe in a losing effort, 32-32 otherwise. As a general rule, defense gets better in the playoffs in the playoffs, but Hextall's .895 save percentage and 2.97 GAA in the regular season become .897 and 3.04 in the playoffs.

Bill Ranford went 16-6 in 1990, 12-19 otherwise.

Among skaters, you have Joe Nieuwendyk - 11-10-21 in 23 games in 1999. 55-40-95 in 137 games otherwise. Not to mention, his Smythe is controversial.
Originally Posted by Cyborg LeClair View Post
Pretty sure anyone who watched Hextall's Smythe run wouldn't think it was unwarranted. He was outstanding against the Oiler's dynasty team and pushed them to game 7 on a Flyers team that was missing their best scorer in Tim Kerr
Roger that. Hextall was incredible that year and playoffs. I don't recall it being controversial when he won.

True that he was never that good again, though. He and Ranford are very similar in that they caught lightning in a bottle for a brief period of time.

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