That might be it. This is the only information i could find.
Source: NHL.com To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible.
But if I would be a bruins fan, I dont think I would talk to much about this win.
Shots count is what?
I remember hearing on tv the shots Stop by defenses count was also something like:
16-3 in boston favor for something close to:
42-15 shots try in Dallas favor.
Add to this 4 (5?) shots on posts.
Add to this something you gonna see maybe 2-3 times this entire year: Modano + Guerin missing Empty net. I think Stevenson would scored 95 times out of 100 times for the position Guerin was!
I dont think Dallas has to be worry about this lost. Except if they are going to missed this number of scoring chances at every game this year...
But still, Raycroft was pretty solid and as a habs fan: Those 2 points are robbery. I would have prefer a Dallas win even if it has actually help me a lot in my pool (Rolston 2 goals )
No need for Dallas fans to get that defensive on the thread about Andrew Raycroft.
No, Bruins fans are not proud of this win...but we are proud that our goaltending is getting better. It's not a pure luck and if you think so it means you didn't watch B's previous game and Andrew's brilliant saves.
Also B's have many new players on the team and they didn't have time to gel yet..I don't believe B's will playing like this all season long..they are good offensive team.
We always used to be on the other side..making 45 shots (specially with guerin on the team!!!) and losing the games because of shaky goaltending and "luck" of other teams....( 2001-2002 playoffs for example) and everybody was taking shots at us, right?
For once we have different situation..and yes I am glad we won. (2 points are 2 points any way you look at this,plus it was a road game).