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05-10-2013, 02:26 PM
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It isn't as if the Sharks were terrible offensively for many of those playoff series. They had tons of chances and were throwing tons of shots on net; the other goalie simply stood on his head. A lot of people say that a goaltender in the playoffs has to beat the other team's goalie, and with Nabakov that frequently wasn't the case. Was his performance against Colorado good? Yes, but Roy was better. Against Dallas Nabakov was phenomenal IIRC, but Turco was better. Hiller was better in Anaheim, Niemi was better against Chicago.

I also think that there was much truth to the idea that Nabakov wore himself out by playing so many games.

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