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02-27-2013, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by adam graves View Post
In general its a known hockey proposition that when the backup comes in the D tightens up..not an issue particular to the panthers.

I just noticed more block shots in the 3rd than ive seen in a long time. That aside, clemmer made 15 of his own. good on him.
That seems like perception, though.

On most teams, the starter has a better record than the backup. It's just odd that we perform like a playoff team with backups in net, yet we're mediocre at best when we put our starters in. And it's dating back to six years now, which isn't a small sample. It seems like it's only something that has happened to this franchise.

As Laus said, most successful teams right now have a starter and a successful record with that starter in net.

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