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#281 ScoreMoreThan3

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Carter sucks. I'm not thrilled he's back. Just saying.
I think after that game Clarkson should be dropped to the 4th line for sure.
Breaking up the 1st line wouldn't be a bad idea but I would drop Parise to the 2nd, not Kovalchuck.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

It's not that he doesn't play 'okay' or have the occasional moment of brilliance, but he constantly needs to match Lundqvist save for save and seldom does.


Kind of hard to do that when your team barely scores at all...I've brought up the 10 GA in Lundqvist's last 9 starts against the Devils. In 7 out of those 9 games, the Devils have scored one goal or less, but actually managed to win two of them 1-0, thanks to one shutout by Hedberg and one shutout by Marty. When you score a whopping 5 goals in 7 games, no more than one in any of them, yet manage to go 2-5 in them, that's actually kind of miraculous.

It's not like the Devils have been taking two-goal leads, or scoring two or three in these games and watching Marty let the Rangers back into the game...most of the time Marty has absolutely nothing to work with. I'm not claiming that he's been awesome against the Rangers, but the problems the Devils have against that team go deeper than Marty.

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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:48 AM

It's not like the Devils have been taking two-goal leads, or scoring two or three in these games and watching Marty let the Rangers back into the game...most of the time Marty has absolutely nothing to work with. I'm not claiming that he's been awesome against the Rangers, but the problems the Devils have against that team go deeper than Marty.


Amen.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:50 AM

Weren't the Rangers going to fall off a cliff by now if I remember correctly based on projections and the fact they only played sh!tty teams?


When the goalie is stopping pucks at a record-breaking rate (if he finishes the season with a .940 save%, he'll have set the regular-season record), that team is going to win a lot of games.

I think Tri's earlier projections were based on the Rangers not improving their earlier season play.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

When the goalie is stopping pucks at a record-breaking rate (if he finishes the season with a .940 save%, he'll have set the regular-season record), that team is going to win a lot of games.

I think Tri's earlier projections were based on the Rangers not improving their earlier season play.


As much as I think Lindqvist deserves a lot of credit and is making the Rangers look good I also think the way they are playing defense help a big deal.

Give them credit right now they are an excellent team.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:58 AM

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 28 combined shots on goal in Monday night's Devils-Rangers game were the fewest ever in a devils game. The previous low was 32 in an Oct. 27th, 2001, game against the Buffalo Sabres.
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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

And despite the low shot count, it wasn't a boring game to watch.
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