Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:30 AM
Disappointing, but I'm not going to kill Cory for this one. The 3-3 game-tying goal was on a deflecton...not really sure what he should've done there. Goal #1 wasn't his fault either.
He looked bad in the shootout, but it happens sometimes, what are you going to do? Cory for his career is just over 60% in SO save%, and Marty is just over 70%, so it stands to reason that Cory probably isn't going to be as good in SOs as Marty was. Just hope they go back to Cory on Friday...it can't always be "See we need to split" everytime Cory has a game that isn't awesome.
Just like that, Ryder is on pace for 20 goals...not that far off from what we should have expected from him.
Sneax, the reason the Devils' sched is "so tough" is that, right now, they're a middle-of-the-road team that really has to fight and claw for its wins and points (it's always tough for teams that have trouble scoring to win games), and there's no real teams that the Devils should be expected to beat easily. Every game is a battle for them, especially since it seems like they're a lot of nights where they're the slower team. Not being able to bank those extra SO points hurts too...the Devils are 11-12-6 and 0-5 in SOs...if they're 5-0, then the team is 16-12-1, and though some people would pick up on the shootout wins inflating the record, a lot would see that 16-12-1 mark and feel a lot better about the team than they currently do. It's one of many reasons why I hate the SO...I'll never like a goofy skills competition artificially inflating and deflating overall records.
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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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