Tugnutt to Lemaire

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  1. Dennis Bonvie

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    Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Ron Tugnutt's 70 save performance for the defenseless Nordiques in a 3-3 tie with Boston.

    Ironically, yesterday Jacques Lemaire's Devils shutout Columbus 3-0, allowing 13 shots on goal. In their previous game on Friday night, the Devils lost 3-0 to the Caps and allowed 12 shots on goal.

    So the Nordiques gave up nearly 3 times as many shots (73) in one game as Lemaire's Devils gave up in 2 games (25). And this is the no red line, no clutch & grab era. Devils also went 16 straight games recently without giving up a goal in the first period. And looking at the Devils current roster, you have to wonder what kind of magic Lemaire has behind that bench.
     
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    Lemaire has the ability to get his teams to get his teams to play playoff hockey in every game of the regular season. Which, incidentally goes into the one major criticism of lemaire as coach - his teams tend to be burnt out by the playoffs. Of course, it's the perfect way to play when you are in as big a hole as John Maclean dug for the team...
     

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