Rebounds are not what you want to give up on 5 on 3's. 5 on 4, you might allow a couple rebounds of any kind, but when there's 5 forwards on their powerplay outmanning you by two men, a goaltender needs to hold on.
With that being said, he looks like he's settled down a bit. Flames close this out 8 - 4, I think.
Again if he can't hold them then the best thing to do is push it into the corner, and I think most are spoiled with Kipper no way Irving has elite level rebound control like Kipper.
Absolutely, so underrated. You never think about his commentary during or after that game like you do other announces, he just compliments what you are seeing on your TV so nicely.
He was great during the Winter Olympics. "...On the ice for Iginla. Iginla-Crosby Scores!!!11!!one!11!"
Originally Posted by TheJudge
He didn't cover it from my view, just pushed it.
He covered it. His palm didn't touch it, but he covered it with his hand. You either wrap your hand into a fist and nudge it with your knuckles, or you use the back of your hand. I don't like the call, but Wideman's penalty is a fair one.
What has always amazed me about Kiprusoff is his puck tracking skills.
Irving goes down in the crowd because he hopes taht the puck will hit him when he can't see it.
Kiprusoff always looked like he was using the Force to sense where the puck was accurately.
Wonder if that's even a teachable skill.
Kipper has always seemed to know how the play will unfold.. Even when it's an impossible play to stop, he comes pretty damn close, or sometimes, makes the seemingly impossible, possible. Watching another goalie on a regular basis really makes you realize how spoiled we've been.