Shaky Walton wrote:
sniper wrote:-That game was full of stupidity by both teams. Otherwise this game might have been 1 to 1.
-It's good the Bylsma was able to identify that 4 stupid mistakes on their part led to 4 Toronto goals and that they eliminated them in the third and OT. Now why can't he get the to do that all game, every game.
-Letang was awful for most of that game. Got to give him some credit for playing better in the third and picking up 3 points. He should be benched, but with the injuries he's going to have to play his way out of this funk. Yes, this is a funk. He's a much better player than he's shown this season.
-Dupuis, where are you??? You are the invisible man out there.
-Fleury didn't deserve to be pulled. Those goals aren't his fault.
-Toronto wasn't happy with the 5th goal (that was BS) or the penalties called on them. They thought it was awfully officiated. Particularly the one on Smithson. I thought that was an easy call.
-What happened to the team that played against Washington and Columbus when Zatkoff was in goal?
No goals are ever MAF's fault. Everybody in the building was at fault but not him. He handled that puck behind the net like a live hand grenade but that is not his fault. Wow are you people naive
Since you seem to think every goal is his fault. Can you please explain what he should have done differently on all these goals that make them his fault. On the first goal that occurred on the power play where a guy in front of him deflects a shot, what would you have liked for him to have done differently? Second goal was a 3 on 1. Explain how that is his fault and why you expect him to make that save. Explain how his defenseman giving the puck to the other team right after he got it with the goalie still behind the net is his fault.
How about in the Boston game. How is the breakaway goal caused by Orpik skating over to the other side of the ice his fault? How about the guy left wide open for a back door tap in on their second goal? How about the third one his own player tipped on the way in a few feet in front of him? And the 4th goal where a guy was allowed to walk down to the faceoff dot with all the time in the world? Explain why you expect him to stop these.
Also when the penguins score do they earn their goals or they all the result of bad goaltending too. Was Rask to blame for both those Neal blasts from near the same location Krug scored from? How about the Crosby back door tap in? Was it Bernier's fault that Connor was wide open in front of the net? How about the Letang shot tipped by a d-man on the way in? I'm sure you think he should have had the Neal one-timer on the 5 on 3 and the one where Malkin pushed him into the net before putting the puck in.
Goalies give up bad goals and have bad games. The last two games aren't examples of that. A lot of the goals Fleury gave up in the playoffs are good examples of those. Zatkoff probably should have had the Leaf 5th goal. But not every goal given up is the goalies fault like you seem to think. In the Leaf game there were a bunch of defensive break downs that were the cause of the goals. Would it have been nice if Fleury made a stop on that 3 on 1? Sure, but nobody expects that from any goalie. Well nobody except you apparently.
If Fleury plays like he did the last few playoff years he deserves all the criticism you can throw his way. So far this year there have been very few soft goals and really not all that many questionable ones. I actually thought the Montreal game was his worst game of the year and he only gave up 3 goals. I don't think any goalie in the league would live up to your expectations.