Posted 24 March 2012 - 04:45 PM
14 saves on 17 shots and 0-3 in the shootout is not a good night...granted Marty hasn't been the problem of late, but he needed to be better last night. He wasn't exactly facing Bure, Lafleur, and Bossy in the shootout either
The first goal was unstoppable...but you've got to get either the Steckel goal (bigtime sniper ) or the Kadri one late in the 2nd.
What you just did was no different than a baseball fan who sees a 3-for-3 night that consists of an infield single, a seeing-eye ground ball single, and a bloop double but focuses only on the 3-for-3 in the box score and says, "Wow, that guy had a great night."
Marty had some good saves in that game...not every game where the goalie has a poor save percentage automatically means the goalie played badly.
As for the shootout...the guy had only given up 3 goals on his first 18 shots this season. Yeah, last night wasn't one of his better shootouts, but he was 6-1 in shootouts this season going into last night, and is 41-21 lifetime. But heaven forbid some fans ever cut the guy just a little slack.
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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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