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Old 05-24-2024, 09:44 PM
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I thought they played great! Hopefully they keep it up.
Much better today!

Great game. And what a difference a solid goaltending brings to the overall quality of the game and “watchability”. Great conference finals so far.

Rangers have a n edge in goaltending, imo.
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Old 05-25-2024, 08:28 AM
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Old 05-26-2024, 04:53 PM
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Florida cannot get a break. But that is why goaltending is so important. Imagine them playing the Oilers. Oilers likely wouldn’t stand a chance, in my opinion.

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Florida cannot get a break. But that is why goaltending is so important. Imagine them playing the Oilers. Oilers likely wouldn’t stand a chance, in my opinion.

Great effort to get it to OT , just look at the ranger blocked shots
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The better team in that game did not win.
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Old 05-26-2024, 07:49 PM
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The better team in that game did not win.
Agreed. I feel the better goalie did.
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Agreed. I feel the better goalie did.
But he is part of the team though.

Florida had 108 attempted shots vs New York’s 44, lol. They had 41 in the third alone. But it is only goals that matter.

New York looks out of gas.
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Old 05-27-2024, 07:10 AM
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That’s why the playoffs are built this way.
Play through everything and get the win!
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Agreed. I feel the better goalie did.
And the goal tender is a key part of the team. To win a Stanley Cup you need a goal tender to steal a game or two for you.
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Old 05-28-2024, 11:43 AM
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Good goaltending is hard to find nowadays. It’s not about only goaltending though. Consider Dallas. Only one forward played more than 18 minutes in yesterday’s game and that was only by 14 seconds. Seguin played on all four lines and was still under 18 minutes of play. Tyler from the first line and Dadonov from the fourth are especially a strong “coupling”, imo. Through out the game, I heard Dadonov’s name more than any other player’s, except for the goaltenders, yet the guy only played just over 10 minutes (I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the stats). One forward in the Stars’ line ups played less than 10 minutes.

What about Oilers? They had 5 forwards spending more than 18 minutes on ice. Three played for less than 10. There is a clear distinction between the group that averages about 20 minutes on ice and the rest that average about 12 or so. Dallas doesn’t have such a thing. They average about 15 minutes of ice time per forward. There are 9 “minus” players on the Oilers. Da best defensemen Nurse is a whooping minus twelve! Ceci is minus 7, Desharnais is minus 8. Dallas only has 3 “minus” players. The worst are two forwards sitting at minus 2. The third is another forward with minus one. They don’t have defensemen below zero. And so on.

Goaltending? Well… Let’s just say that Orttinger let in a couple of goals on the first few shots and ended the game with 0.933 saves percentage. Skinner didn’t allow a goal on the first 11 or 12 or so shots and ended the game with 0.810 saves percentage. Is it all on him? Nope, but the difference is obvious. The whole team breaks down once being pressured and thus three-goal leads, even in the third, do not win games for them. Also, the best power play team in the league is yet to score a goal on man-advantage against Dallas and I think they are zero for the last 6 or 7. Cup time, baby? Maybe for Dallas, but definitely not for the Oilers.
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Good goaltending is hard to find nowadays. It’s not about only goaltending though. Consider Dallas. Only one forward played more than 18 minutes in yesterday’s game and that was only by 14 seconds. Seguin played on all four lines and was still under 18 minutes of play. Tyler from the first line and Dadonov from the fourth are especially a strong “coupling”, imo. Through out the game, I heard Dadonov’s name more than any other player’s, except for the goaltenders, yet the guy only played just over 10 minutes (I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the stats). One forward in the Stars’ line ups played less than 10 minutes.

What about Oilers? They had 5 forwards spending more than 18 minutes on ice. Three played for less than 10. There is a clear distinction between the group that averages about 20 minutes on ice and the rest that average about 12 or so. Dallas doesn’t have such a thing. They average about 15 minutes of ice time per forward.
I wondered if that's why Edmonton has a tendency to come out strong in the 1st, build up a lead, dominate in shots, etc., then slowly regress throughout the game. Yesterday was a prime example of that. Their top guys just getting tired as the game progresses? Robertson's TOI was less than 17 minutes.
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I wondered if that's why Edmonton has a tendency to come out strong in the 1st, build up a lead, dominate in shots, etc., then slowly regress throughout the game. Yesterday was a prime example of that. Their top guys just getting tired as the game progresses? Robertson's TOI was less than 17 minutes.
I agree. Oilers get into trouble when they overwork their top line. Just role all four lines.your 3rd and 4th lines don’t get better watching the game from the sidelines.

Except Nurse, bench that guy and put a pilon out in his place .
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Old 05-28-2024, 07:03 PM
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So far, Rangers look like they really mean business. Fantastic power plays. I am guessing Florida will come back strong in the second; if not, however, they will be packing it to New York being down three games to one.
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Just like the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs, the 3rd round is the best of 7.
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The better team won tonight. It really should be a 3-1 series, but best of three now.
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And the goal tender is a key part of the team. To win a Stanley Cup you need a goal tender to steal a game or two for you.
You are absolutely right. I have said this countless times.
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