It's really weird. Unless he's taking 40 shots, he doesn't win. He takes forty shots, though, and he looks like a Vezina waiting to happen.
For me.. having played as goalie in some soccer house leagues and Hockey leagues (I know we can't compare) I feel the more shots you get, the better you feel your in the game, your adrenaline is running and your instincts are running too!
While when your getting limited shots on you, your off thinking about other things or what not, and you dont really get into the game as much.. and in goes one flukey goal and that affects you..
This is true. Price came out big when he had to but we did a better job protecting the slot, sweeping rebounds and covering the open man.
What I'd like to see, though, is a little more getting the body in front of the shots instead of just flopping a stick blade in front of it. There were a couple of dangerous deflections tonight from just putting the stick blade 3 feet in front of shots (instead of getting a poke check on the puck at impact, or actually getting a leg in the shooting lane). Luckily Price was able to see them early, or they went wide/were tidied up quickly.
One thing I hated though.. and Mcguire pointed on it.. Lapierre talking too much. Eventually, its going to catch up and someones going to hurt Lapierre. He has to drop the gloves when someone wants to drop it.. it was so embarassing to see him getting challenged and never dropping the gloves and acting tough.. Yes, I understand its his role.. but eventually you have to drop it ONCE..