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NHL Network 1995 Final VS NJ 12-3pm EST Today

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Still a heartbreaker but he didn't shoot it into his chest. MAF made an athletic save. There wasn't much net to look at.

Ah yes..... if only the newer (garbage) playoff model of MAF had come along a little bit sooner....

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Memory is a funny thing isn't it? In my minds eye I picture MAF diving full length and Lidstrom's blast hitting him on the logo, then I watch a replay and he kinda slides/falls over to stop it :( But you're right, there wasn't much net to look at.

You know what really galls me about that? Crosby won the Olympic Gold with a scuffed shot along the ice. Hockey isn't always fair.


Ah yes..... if only the newer (garbage) playoff model of MAF had come along a little bit sooner....

To be fair, he was present and did his job superbly in games 1 + 2. Once he stopped letting in softies we just didn't have enough left to get the job done.

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Ah yes..... if only the newer (garbage) playoff model of MAF had come along a little bit sooner....

Well, he did score an own goal (was it the first Wings SCF goal?) off his butt. :P

That's the thing with Fleury. He'll make an incredibly athletic save, but then in the same period let in a backbreakingly bad goal. Unfortunately the athletic Fleury made an appearance there.

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To be fair, he was present and did his job superbly in games 1 + 2. Once he stopped letting in softies we just didn't have enough left to get the job done.

Well, he did score an own goal (was it the first Wings SCF goal?) off his butt. :P

That's the thing with Fleury. He'll make an incredibly athletic save, but then in the same period let in a backbreakingly bad goal. Unfortunately the athletic Fleury made an appearance there.

Ah, you know what I meant. Getting out of the 1st round once since then.... sub-.900 save percentage in the playoffs every year since.... all of that despite playing for a consistent Stanley Cup favorite with all of that talent in front of him. He's essentially the sole reason the Pens lost some of those series (in my opinion)

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Ah, you know what I meant. Getting out of the 1st round once since then.... sub-.900 save percentage in the playoffs every year since.... all of that despite playing for a consistent Stanley Cup favorite with all of that talent in front of him. He's essentially the sole reason the Pens lost some of those series (in my opinion)

Definitely.

He's always been inconsistent, but he seems to have fallen apart.

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Yuck. 1995. I was 9. I remember thinking it was Detroit's year. One of the most painful hockey memories of my youth. I recall the Wings going down 5-0 in game 3, Vernon getting pulled and my mom telling me I needed to take a bath, so I sat in the tub sobbing for an hour completely heartbroken. Things got better after that, hahah.

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They're playing Fedorov's five-goal game right now. Was it really the Belle Tire Power Play all the way back in 1997? When did that begin?


This is also bringing back bad memories of watching games without a scoreboard. I just began watching and have no idea of the period, the score, or the time.

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Repressed memory. No thanks.

That's exactly how I see it...

Was exceptionally depressing watching the 'clutch & grab' NJ Devils win the Cup...I still harbour hard feelings towards that franchise.

I do recall that this was the series that sealed Mr. Burr's fate in the organization.

Yup...Bowman claiming that Burr had more or less handed Neidermayer back his stick, and allowing him to skate down ice for the goal.

Would've loved to see guys like Burr, Ciccerelli, Probert, and Sheppard hoist the Cup.

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Well, he did score an own goal (was it the first Wings SCF goal?) off his butt. :P

That's the thing with Fleury. He'll make an incredibly athletic save, but then in the same period let in a backbreakingly bad goal. Unfortunately the athletic Fleury made an appearance there.

Since we're walking down memory lane...Tim Cheveldae was 1 of the last 'stand-up' netminders (I think Bill Ranford might've been the last), and he had that quirky ability to make 1 amazing save followed up with allowing a beach ball to bounce by him.

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Yup...Bowman claiming that Burr had more or less handed Neidermayer back his stick, and allowing him to skate down ice for the goal.

Would've loved to see guys like Burr, Ciccerelli, Probert, and Sheppard hoist the Cup.

Actually, what I was referring to was what was what happened prior to G4. I hung on the paper with the exact quotes for years, but I know I don't have them now.

Mr. Bowman announced that Mr. Burr would sit for G4, in an attempt to get some "scoring" into the lineup. Not one to let the comment go, Mr. Burr was quoted as saying that G4 was a fine time for Mr. Bowman to decide that scoring was a priority. From that day on, the "Bowman Trade Clock" was started and it wasn't a matter of "if", it was a matter of "when" Mr. Burr would be dealt.

Plus, the Devils worked the "clutch-and-grab" part of the game at the time to their advantage.

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