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02-09-2013, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I didn't want to comment, but yes, Osgood's 1998 was the standard example for a goalie carried to the Cup by his teammates until Niemi in 2010.
I gotta stick up for Osgood here. There was an atrocious goal in that Dallas series, an OMG game against Phoenix, and Kolzig was having one of those all-time runs, but that was a good playoff. A damn good playoff. Let's say that Phoenix game (just the second game of the playoffs) doesn't happen: He's got a .927 in that run instead of a .918. Let's not condemn a man over one game in a 22-game playoff. It's not about cumulative stats in the post-season; having one FUBAR game can kill the numbers, but in the long run, it's better to have a goalie let in seven in one game than four in one and three in another.

EDIT: But no, he wasn't a Smythe guy that year. Haha, just no. No. Wrong. No.

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