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Lundqvist - Two Weak Games, Bounce Back Buddy
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05-22-2013, 07:44 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Its a cumulative stat.
Did you feel bad for him on the Drury goal? Did you feel bad for him when the Sabres obliterated him with 4 goals in the 2nd period in Game 6?
Did you feel bad for him when he haad a 3-0 lead in Game 1 against the Pens?
Were you sad for him when he gave up 5 goals on 17 shots in the critical game 3 of the 2008 Pens series? You know, the game the rangers dominated had to to fight back twice to tie, only to have the pens score on almost every third shot they took.
Were you sad for him in 2009, when he was trounced for 11 goals in 67 shots over the last three games of a series they had a 3-1 lead in? Or how about game 7, in which he had a 1-0 lead, have up a terrible tying goal to Semin late in the first period -- a period the caps had a whopping 2 shots on goal in.
In that game 7, he faced a 1985 Oilers-esque 24 shots. Wow. What a shooting gallery.
Were you said for him in 2011, when he had a 1-0 lead late in the 3rd of game 1, gave up a soft tying goal to Ovechkin and they lose in OT. Or two games later, when he had a 3-0 lead in game 3, and gave up three goals in about 9 mins to pretty much seal the series.
Were you sad for him in 2012, when he was blitzed for big early deficits in games 5 and 6 of the CF, only to see the Rangers come back and tie it for "him", and then he gives up a crushing late goal in Game 5 and a series clincher in OT in Game 6?
No sympathy for that dude. He's the team MVP, a hart candidate, and a Vezina winner. He's the heart and soul of the team. But this annual attempt to paint him as some sort of victim is pretty sad.
Henrik has put the team in a position to seal the deal more time than the team has done so for him. Both have let one another down.
Henrik is not above blame.
One of the best posts in this thread ! Great job.
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