Eastern Semifinal: (1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (7) Ottawa Senators PT II
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05-20-2013, 12:47 AM
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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.
it's a matter of opinion, and probably for one or both of us a bit of homerism. IMO watching the game, the sens scoring opportunities were not significantly worse than the pens tonight.
one thing i am starting to get worried about is the play of jared cowen. Too many times this series he simply loses the puck. It's inexplainable. I dont know if it's the pressure of playing in the playoffs, the lack of playing for a season catching up to him, or something else, but he's just off. Whatever is going on, he needs to get it fixed quickly, or he's going to get burned by one of the pens again.
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