Rugbymuffin wrote:So what is it when you "blow your shot" and it then goes off a skate, and into the net anyway ? Skill ? Luck is luck, and luck is involved in all sports.
Just saying luck plays a part is not saying it is ALL luck. That is just playing all or nothing with people's words.
Yet, you make a great point. The Penguins have NO ONE in front of the net, and that fact should be questioned by the coaching staff.
You need ..........wait for it.......... a little luck when the goal tender is playing at the level that Tukka Rask is. They need a re-direction, deflection, bad bounce, off a skate, off a arm, leg, my pet dog, Voyager 1, what ever it takes man.
But it starts with people in front of the net and getting their stick on the puck.
sure, it was a lucky goal to hit perfectly off niskanen's skate. but the bruins had a full shift of domination in our zone before that shot happened. it was luck in game 1 when krejci's shot hits martin, but crosby left him wide open for some reason. it was luck that the 3rd goal was the result of the puck popping up like it did, but letang decided to swat it with his stick instead of making an easy play with his glove.
this isn't dumping a puck from center ice that hits a divot and veers into the goal. this is a bunch of junk from us that ultimately results in a few goals. the minute that boston even comes close to our lack of discipline is when we'll start seeing some "luck"
Boston is playing well, but they are not playing perfect.
Are over dramatizing this a little bit ?
The Bruins are out playing the Penguins, and playing good hockey.
There, that is a honest compliment, but I am not about to gush about how the Bruins are perfect in every way.
The Penguins earned their shots, and have not had the bounce at the end of it as you describe above for Boston.
Done. The credit has been given.
But I am not a Bruins fan so I see no need to go on about how great they are.