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Too bad the feed didn't cut out earlier - Habs lose 5-1
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12-19-2013, 10:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland native
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To anyone wanting to blame Emelin like the twitter medias are doing, please rewatch the game and stop looking at stats.
First goal - Offensive set-up for the faceoff with diaz low where the center and the winger didn't hold on to their guys, 2 vs 1. Perfect pass and an even better shot by Steen. Can you blame him for not stopping a 2 vs 1 for god's sake?
Second goal - Diaz has full possession of the puck and shoots it right on the shin pads of a Blues player, 3 vs 2 where the forwards are far from the play. They double on Emelin's side using a trailer. Perfect shot. Had he been 6'9 like Chara, he might have been able to go stick to stick but no such luck there. Diaz fault once again.
Third goal - DD has a puck rolling along the boards in our zone and let's it go (seemed to me like he was scared of getting hit). Puck stays in our end and Patches fails to pick up Stewart in the slot. Forward's mistake.
Fourth goal - Bad decision by Markov to pinch in the neutral zone. He was once again flat footed and was caught in a no mans land. Another 2 vs 1 where the shot beats Price.
Didn't see the Lapierre's goal but jesus I really wonder how some people in the media are respected in the hockey world when they can't even analyse the game properly. Everyone played poorly and Emelin/Price where the victimes of several mistakes.
+/- is a terrible stat for determining individual performance because too many variables influence that number.
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