Eastern Semifinal: (1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (7) Ottawa Senators PT II
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05-20-2013, 12:09 AM
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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 all...in 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
...in 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.
Well, agree to disagree then.
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