Really? Because they were all wide open. There was no back check. There was Salvador and Brodeur, then all 3 panther forwards. You can even see zidlicky coasting back after the puck goes in.
That's not in dispute from me. However, Brodeur never should have played the puck like that. It was a terrible decision on his part.
I'm not trying to kill Marty for this game as the whole team around him stunk it up, but that gaffe was shocking coming from a guy who is normally such a good decision maker and puck handler near his net when facing such situations.
Sal was beat badly. He let the guy through. It ended up being a poor decision compounded by not taking a penalty when the puck died, but there were failures all over the ice on that play. People coasting, people waiting for things that were impossible, etc. The entire center ice was vacated, were there two other guys waiting for a breakout on the correct side of the ice? It was a total mess.
No kidding. Just disheartening. I just don't want excuses if we lose the series. I don't want to hear about injuries or this and that.
Poor play is poor play. And when that becomes consistent, I think changes have to be considered.
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