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05-10-2013, 10:43 PM
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Not always someone else's fault no, thats a major exaggeration Sometimes pucks deflect off defenders and totally change direction, some times Dmen shoot the puck into their own net, sometimes your own players panic and instead of clearing a rebound they set up opposing players for easy goals, sometimes Dubnyk misses an easy one, sometimes he miss handles the puck all goalies do that. According to Dubnyk detractors standards probably 50% of goals scored in the playoffs have been weak.
The puck Petry cleared into Dubnyk's net wasn't Dubnyk's fault.
Letting a puck deflected along the ice squeeze through his legs while he was lazily dropping down to his butterfly was his fault.
The reason goaltenders are better now than they were in the 80s and early 90s is that drop to the butterfly in anticipation of shots rather than rely on their reflexes Billy Ranford style. Dubnyk's entire game is built around this principle.
Sadly he starts day dreaming and forgets this, far too often.
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