Andersen save of the Playoffs thus far (all reactions in OP)

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  1. dkhockey

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    Why did anaheim get rid of him in favor of gibson?
    how can they be that stupid
     
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    Media obviously loves the super flashy amazing looking desperation saves so they can show them off to the big casual hockey fanbase who loves that sort of stuff.
    I guess some hardcore fans love them to but its not what I would call good goaltending. It looks nice though.
     
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  3. Kelly

    Kelly It was 4-1.

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    So what gets you going? A solid wrister to the goalies chest?
     
  4. Ainec

    Ainec Jim Benning is a meme

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    I want to reply with a gif of a no rebound pad save, but I can't find one
     
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    Have you not seen him this round? He let in eight goals in 4 periods entering the game tonight and let in two bad goals.
     
  6. dkhockey

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    bruins are just that good.
     
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    NikoEhlers Let's Go Nikolaj!!!

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  8. Ainec

    Ainec Jim Benning is a meme

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    gibson let in 5 in 2 periods tonight so he's catching up


    even with the leafs win i saw a lot of insane chances for boston
     
  9. Martin Skoula

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    Personally, as a *true* hockey fan, I only watch highlight packages of solid rebound control. If I can't say "wow, what rock solid fundamentals", I barely consider it a save.

    Also what's up with all the slam dunks in the NBA? What does a fella have to do to see some layups?
     
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    Many of them yes...I never understood the fascination with these type of saves. There is little skill involved, you just throw anything you have in the direction you previously failed to go in because you misplayed/misread a situation. It's nice that the puck hit his stick and he did well getting his stick across the goal, but that's it. Luck, agility and little else. Just not my cup of tea.

    As a goalie myself I prefer every save that is conciously made because the goalie was able to react to a deke or read the player's intentions correctly and used his actual skill to stop the puck.
     
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    Yeah, Gibson hasn't been much better.

    I don't think Toronto has much hope in the series because Boston's offence is too good, and Toronto's defense is really bad. If Boston catches a break or two tonight (and more fair reffing) we have a much different game.
     
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    There are plenty of goodlooking saves where the goaltender doesnt rely on pure desperation, and especially saves where the goalie doesnt have to rely on desperation only because of first misreading a situation.
     
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    Misread the situation? Please, he was being screened the whole time the puck was being moved around by Backes and was peeking left around him when the pass from Krejci went to Pasta and still had enough time to track it down. The luck came from throwing his stick exactly where the puck was headed in an open net but let's not pretend like Andersen was flip-flopping all over the ice and threw up a blind stick.
     
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    Out of the years ive watched hockey, + highlights, this one is like top 3 saves ive seen. Anyone remember Holtby's stick-on-the-line save?
     
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    How on earth can this conversation devolve into: luck/misread/great athleticism etc...take it for what it was, a highlight reel save and great fun for the Leaf fans, less so for Bruin fans, I'd guess.
     
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    After game 2, I thought he was Toronto's Dan Cloutier.

    He definitely shut me up.
     
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    Haven't read anybody elses thoughts but mine are summed up like this.....HOLY F*** WHAT A SAVE!
     
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    And guess who got pulled tonight?
     
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    Meh, Chara is not a sniper, so yiubplay the pass when he is on the goal line. He put the puck in the only spot that could go in the net. It was a perfect shot that I wouldn't blame on the goalie.

    He was really bad the 1st 2 games, and did struggle a bit with rebounds in game 3, but was good enough with several highlight reel saves. I do hope he comes out flying in game 4.
     
  21. Tavares the Noble

    Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    No great save ever came from proper positioning.
     
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    That's not true at all. There are many great saves on deflections, breakaways or odd man situations where goalies play it properly, read the situation, use their skill (slide to the far post, splits, glove/blocker in the right position etc) and reaction to make highlight reel saves.

    Andersen clearly looses sight of the puck due to traffic and chooses the wrong side (left) to get vision back on the puck which then makes him unable to make a leg push to the far side since he missed the moment the pass was played.

    Credit to him for not giving up on the play and you can see how frantic he was moving before that and the high pace of the moving puck and the quick release on the shot. To make the save in this situation was a small miracle. But still in my opinion nothing but luck and dedication to not give up on the play.

    Yeah I must be fun at parties I know :laugh: but meh...not much else to argue these days!
     
  23. razkaz

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    We're all waiting for you to prove us wrong. Let's see a better save up until now.
     
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    One stick save and you are excused for letting in 4 goals on 5 shots. Thumbs up.
     
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    Orr he stopped 40 of 42 last night. But yes it was one stick save.
     

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