The worst goaltending performance ever?
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12-23-2012, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Kelowna, Canada
People on here like to blame the whole Swedish team, but Salo letting in 4 on 19 Belorussian shots always stands out - especially as the winner was from outside the blueline, and wasn't even on net until Salo jumped into it.
Kind of a related side note that I have never heard anyone mention was Lundqvist letting in 4 on 7 shots against the Slovaks in 2010. I think the Canada-Russia game happened the same day, so no one I knew even cared or noticed... but, although the Swedes looked bad in the prelims, they dominated Slovakia, and Henrik, who is a fantastic goalie, just had a horrible two periods.
I actually tried getting rid of Lundqvist in my keeper pool, as I expected him to suffer the same abuse and confidence-loss as Salo had. Somehow, it seems like no one noticed this game (possibly because Sweden hadn't looked like world beaters as they had in 02), and Henrik surprised me by coming back and playing lights out for the Rangers, immediately.
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