Thread: Post-Game Talk: 2/26/13 - Minnesota 2 - Calgary 1 F/OT
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02-27-2013, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by TaLoN View Post
Only one breakaway, the other Suter caught up and was able to shoulder him down without even a shot. The puck in the air, Backstrom didn't even have to move for, as it was batted right into his chest.

Most of his saves were of the routine variety otherwise thanks to the Wild blocking shots, one of which bailed Backstrom out when he was terribly slow going from one post to the other.

Backs played well overall, made the tough save when needed, just wasn't needed much, which is a good thing.

The pk won that game.
I was at the game, and agree with this. Backstrom came-up big on the break-away, other than that I would characterize his play as steady, okay, however one wants to phrase it. Also agree, the skaters were more important on the PK versus Backstrom.

Spurgeon is a mini-Brent Burns. People love his offense capabilities, and overlook his defense. IMO, like Brent Burns, I can't wait for him to either have less ice time, or be off the team. His liabilities far exceed what he does offensively.

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