Thread: Post-Game Talk: Leafs 5:2 Flyers! Feels good, man!
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02-11-2013, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sangreale View Post
Goalies work very hard on their technique in the modern game. You see more guys in strong positions to stop a puck. When you bear down on them there is usually very little to shoot at. The best thing a player can do is try to make the goalie move and open him up. That way you can slide it in five hole or put the puck in a position he has vacated or failed to move to as quickly as you have.

And with JVR coming across the net like that the variables are always larger. Its all a matter of creativity, quick reaction and a little luck.

Sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes the bear gets you.
It was almost so easy that it worked in a sense.

9/10 guys try to go five hole in that situation. JVR put it where it almost always get stopped... worked out nicely, Boucher closed up like he was going five hole and gave JVR the whole right side.

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