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12-09-2012, 11:57 AM
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1967 Game One

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Originally Posted by Dennis Bonvie View Post
I agree.

Giacomin's GAA is virtually the same in the regular season (2.82) as the playoffs (2.81) for his career. Hard to say he was great in the regular seasons and was horrible in the playoffs.

In his defense, 3 of his first 4 years in playoffs the Rangers were swept twice by the clearly superior Montreal teams and were beaten 4-2 by Boston in 1970. The Bruins went on to win the Cup by sweeping their next 2 seies. After that Giacomin's numbers aren't bad at all.
The GAA is misleading. Check the 1967 Game One meltdown at the half way mark of the third period converting a 4-1 Ranger lead into a 4-6 loss.

http://www.flyershistory.com/cgi-bin/hsppogames.cgi

Ed Giacomic tended to repeat such performances..

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