Eastern Semifinal: (1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (7) Ottawa Senators PT II
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05-20-2013, 12:32 AM
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i dont really understand the "anderson stole the game" comments. It was a goalie battle. If the pens had won, vokoun would've stolen the game just as much.
For the most part, Vokoun was stopping long shots and bad angle chances. In other words, apart from 2 or 3 times, he saw nothing that should go in unless he makes a mistake, which he didn't.
Anderson was seeing cross-crease tap-ins, breakaways, one-timers from the slot, slapshots from between the circles, deflections from the top of the crease, spin-o-ramas from the paint, wrist shot tickets from the dots, etc. And he was seeing a lot of these types of chances, not a few. Generally speaking, goaltenders do not stop 20 or 30 some chances like that.
Stopping low-percentage chances means you've done your job well, which Vokoun definitely did.
Seeing the stuff Anderson was seeing and still stopping all that means you've stolen the game.
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