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05-20-2013, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Lundqvist's regular season and playoff statistics are virtually identical. So if we rave about his multiple Vezina caliber seasons, why is that not enough in the playoffs?

I give Roy and Brodeur tons of credit. They were great. Its also a lot easier when you have several generational talents playing in front of them like they did. Besides 1 season of Jagr, find me that on the Rangers.

You cant expect any goaltender to carry a team to a cup thats simply not good enough to win a cup.
Reason the stats are so close is:

1) Tighter checking in the playoffs (though a game like yesterday that obviously didn't come to fruition).

2) His great games. If his play most of the regular season is an 8 consistently, his play in the playoffs is usually a bunch of 10s and 6s. It averages out to good stats. However, you can have a goalie be this up and down.

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