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05-20-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Senscore View Post
Stealing a game implies that the team that won didn't deserve the win based on general play.

I don't really think it's fair to use that term to describe this game.
See, now we're getting into an issue of semantics. I don't think saying a goalie stole a game means the team in front of him didn't deserve to win at some cases that's correct, ala Halak in 2010, but it's not all-encompassing. For me stealing a game is just playing above your head to win a game that either a.) shouldn't have been won by your team (your lone definition) or b.) playing well enough to win a close game. Vokoun was the losing goaltender and he had a .953 sv% tonight...Anderson had a my eyes both of those are good enough to 'steal' a game.

Mind you I'm a Penguins fan and my definition of what constitutes being a good goalie may be skewed...but any time your goalie makes 49 saves out of 50 I'd say he shouldered more than his load in earning a victory.

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