Hank absolutely deserves to be bashed for that goal. If he's an elite Vezina worthy goalie than he must be better. He has not been the Hank that we know and love this series. To win in the playoffs your goalie has to make those saves, no matter how good or bad your team is. Stanley Cup winning teams have their goalies excel in the playoffs no matter how stacked they are or aren't.
Looked to me like they took their foot off the gas after 2-0.
Not at all! Did you see the shift right before the goal? A couple good saves and a post. What happened is we gave up a weak goal and the team's momentum just went down the toilet. That's the problem with this team is that if we lose momentum, we're in DEEP trouble.
They just have to stay off the **** 5 on 5 PK, the second they get a lead, they go into hyperdefense mode, playing scared to blow it, and what do you know, they blow it... 1st goal not Hank's fault, but he had to have that second one, in the regular season, he probably would have had it.
This PP is going to be huge, score here, and play hard, and we win. Go back to game one/two style, and we are one game away from playing golf.
Did you even see the goal? It was right smack dab in the middle section of the net. Middle of the net towards Hank's right side. You're acting like it was the backhand shot Brass had on his first game, and it wasn't. It was a simple, not even that hard backhand that went into the right side, middle of the goal. Hank HAS to stop that.
What made it worse is he acted like he didn't even see it, when there was no sort of screen whatsoever. No deflection, no screen, and Hank was somehow blinded. Totally unacceptable.
LOL okay dude. You're right, backhanders are all poopy muffins that should be stopped. It was right side between middle and top, either way I'm not gonna argue on that because I dont give a ****, it was a tough shot.
outside of being blatantly at fault for the first goal?
I think Holtby is incredibly cocky and thinks he's entirely better than he actually is. He's made some good saves, but he's also had the benefit of some incredible luck that frankly the Rangers haven't.