St. Louis Blues: Mentally fragile?
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03-03-2013, 09:36 PM
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It mostly when Elliot is in goal though. When Halak is in goal, we have been able to bounce back and ignore a recent goal against much more frequently like the game against Edmonton.
But the Edmonton game is a perfect example of what I'm talking about.
Edmonton scores at 17:30 in the first period. Then, 23 seconds later, Edmonton scores again. Can't blame that on Elliott.
Did the Blues regroup? Yes. But immediately after giving up a goal, they collapsed mentally, played very poor hockey the following shift, and gave up a second goal.
That is what I'm talking about
: the five minutes or so following something going bad.
It happened again today, with the first then second goal by Dallas. But again later, after the goal by Cracknell was waived off.
You may be correct that it happens more with Elliott in goal than Halak or Allen, but in my opinion that is nothing more than correlation, not causation.
Has Hitchcock gone too Zen on the guys?
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