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.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 01 March 2012 - 07:28 AM.
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