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01-24-2013, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MarkGio View Post
I'm getting the feeling that Kipper is the kind of goalie that gets tense when things open up and knee-jerks his saves rather than calmy positioning himself to provide simpler saves. That first shoot-out attempt was an example as he went down early and didn't have his feet against the posts.

But he's proably shaking off the rust. He was much better yesterday, but still not his normal self.
That's more "rust" than anything. Kiprusoff is an athletic goaltender who's passive in shootouts. The last couple years, he's gotten better as he became more aggressive, challenging with pokechecks and forcing weak shots into his legs. Last night's Kiprusoff in the shootout looked like 30 year old Kiprusoff.

I suspect as the season wears on, he'll get more comfortable with his system again and will get better.

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