I wonder if the good year blimp is in net for the Panthers.
Either him or Crapper. Not sure who I'd prefer really. The Devils have never beaten Clemmensen in the regular season, and even played pretty shaky in game 6 against him if not for the two softies. He's second to last in save percentage in the league (857%) and dead last in the league in GAA with 4.21 which is pretty terrible. I usually don't like facing a backup period. We're 2-0 against Markstrom though. Scored 3 goals on him last year in Patty's 1000th.
The first win over him was in 2011 and his first ever game in the NHL. Came in for relief, but gave up the game winner.
I wouldn't really call Markstrom a goodyear blimp. He's big of course, but he's also incredibly athletic and agile - far from the stereotypical "stand there and let the puck hit me" goalie. In fact, sometimes he's a victim of his own athleticism because at times he over-adjusts and tries to make specific saves based on reading the shot rather than relying on his size to block out percentages of the net.
I almost hate approaching any analysis of how this game should turn out. The team is still sensitive and even though they won convincingly last game they really did not play well or aggressive at all. Hopefully D'ago brings more excitement than confusion.
fayne sitting....panthers going with clemmer and his .857% and 4.15 GAA in 13 games.
Second worst save percentage in the league, and dead last in GAA in the league. Why Dineen keeps starting this guy (After Markstrom has been more than decent) I really don't know. My guess is he's been given the OK to tank by Dale Tallon. There is absolutely no reason to lose to this POS washed up swiss cheese, let alone not score 3 or 4 goals on him.