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 Re: GDT: Edmonton @ NY Islanders (Game #20) [message #814487 is a reply to message #814486 ]
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Dragon_Matt  is currently offline Dragon_Matt
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any time the puck goes towards the goalie is a chance to score. Maybe someone tips it. Maybe he flubs a rebound or misplays it with his stick. Maybe there's a crash of guys chasing into it.
40+ shot shutouts are rare.



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 Re: GDT: Edmonton @ NY Islanders (Game #20) [message #814489 is a reply to message #814487 ]
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CrusaderPi  is currently offline CrusaderPi
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Dragon_Matt wrote on Fri, 25 November 2022 07:56

any time the puck goes towards the goalie is a chance to score. Maybe someone tips it. Maybe he flubs a rebound or misplays it with his stick. Maybe there's a crash of guys chasing into it.
40+ shot shutouts are rare.

That’s sort of the Eakins mentality. NHL teams usually need more than some puck luck to score.



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 Re: GDT: Edmonton @ NY Islanders (Game #20) [message #814490 is a reply to message #814487 ]
Fri, 25 November 2022 12:41 Go to previous message
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Dragon_Matt wrote on Fri, 25 November 2022 14:56

any time the puck goes towards the goalie is a chance to score. Maybe someone tips it. Maybe he flubs a rebound or misplays it with his stick. Maybe there's a crash of guys chasing into it.
40+ shot shutouts are rare.

Valid point. I’m not mad about the shots. We just can’t seem to finish on so many chances compared to last year.



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 Re: GDT: Edmonton @ NY Islanders (Game #20) [message #814488 is a reply to message #814481 ]
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Mike  is currently offline Mike
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CrusaderPi wrote on Thu, 24 November 2022 17:39

But this is the very problem the Oilers need to overcome. You say they played a great game, but they still gave up three questionable goal. The only path to an Oilers victory last night was them simply outscoring their problems. As we've seen over the last ~15 years, this strategy is perilous at best.


I agree - they need to find ways to get one and ways to stop 3+ from going in every single game, but I didn't hate this effort. It's certainly not the worst shutout game we've ever played.

That said - the time for moral victories has come and gone. We need victory victories.



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