The Carey Price Discussion Thread (Part 5)
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05-24-2013, 09:21 PM
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From my point of view, a near perfect team game was spoiled by Price in game 1, game 2was solid.
Should have been 2-0 and down 2-1 going into the 3rd in game 3 in the other teams building, which is where you want the opposition and where a great goaltender will put on the chokehold. Instead it's a 3rd period letdown and the series has gone the other way.
Everything after that was ugly, but a great goaltender has the team up 3-0 in the series and the other team is near white flagging it. At worst at 2-1 Ottawa has to win 3 of 4 which is tough to do with 2 games in Montreal.
As it was the team was down 2-1 to a team that should arguably be dead and buried.
Sure I have made some assumptions about momentum and the coulda shouldas , but it's not hard to imagine a completely different series if Price nails down game 1 or has a great third period in game 3.
What about the team that couldn't score a goal to make it 3-3 in the first one ?
What about the third period of the third game... Care to Watch the goals again? Sure he could make all those stops, sure it would be great. Fact is, no one does that more than 4-5 times a year. Lower your expectations for goaltenders or you're in for a disapointing life.
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