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06-20-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Ference the Finger View Post
Can't agree that Rask shares no fault in the other goals. Unlike the other games, his rebound control last night was not that great. A couple of the goals were due to poorly controlled rebounds. It sure would have helped if his defensemen had helped him out with clearing some of those rebounds, though.
1st goal - 2-on-1 off a bad turnover, nicely placed shot by Handzus
2nd goal - tip, no chance
3rd goal - shot from the slot through traffic along the ice (is there even a way to control those rebounds?), makes a good effort on the rebound
4th goal - horrible pinch leads to a 2-on-1, Rask makes a ridiculous toe save which leads to a tap-in.
5th goal - another low shot through traffic that Rask makes a pad save on, Sharp pots the rebound
6th goal - partially screened, but he could have had it

Rebound control isn't about having the puck stick to your pads like Velcro. It's about catching or absorbing anything up high and redirecting the puck to the corners or to your teammates with your pads. With the three rebound control goals that Rask had, 2 of them were in way too close to worry about that; he just had to worry about making the save. The 5th one was a de facto 5-on-3. When you stop a shot with your pad on a 5-on-3, the odds are against you that the rebound will go to a good spot.

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