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ADQF | Game 3 | Boston 3 @ Detroit 0, BOS leads series 2-1

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How good is Boston at team defense? Just look at their goaltending stats this season.

Rask: 2.04GAA, .930SvPct, 36-15-6-7

Chad Johnson & Niklas Svedberg: 2.10GAA, .931 SvPct, 18-4-3-2

There's essentially zero dropoff from the possible Vezina winner to the no-name backups (who actually had a better won-loss record). Granted, it's harder when you're the top guy and you have a heavier workload, but I think it shows that while Rask is excellent, the Bruins also put him in a position to excel.

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umm Rask has a career GAA of 2.11 and sv% of .928, and in the playoffs it's even better, 2.04GAA and .933 sv%. Rask IS that good

Agreed, Rask is that good. Plus the Red Wings have made it easy on him (especially in Game 3) which is a really poor combination.

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And if Howard doesn't give up 2 weak goals there's a good chance we're probably up 2-1 right now.

That is just. not. true. Period. They've scored 1 fluke goal in the last two games combined. I'm not sure where you see our wins coming from, because it's literally impossible to win when you don't score.

I'd like to highlight last night's games as examples of your theory being completely baseless. Lehtonen let in 1 goal that was easily as soft as Howard's first goal in Game 3. The Stars went down 2-0 early and rallied later to win the game. Bobrovsky let in 2 goals that were softer than Howard's. The Jackets went down 3-0 VERY early and rallied later to win the game. Crawford let in 2 goals that were softer than Howard's and put the Hawks in a hole. His team then rallied and won the game in OT.

Three examples in ONE NIGHT of goalies having worse performances than Howard had in game 3, and three examples of their team winning regardless. By the way, all three were home teams just like Detroit was. The reason they won and we didn't is because of all the players in front of the goalie. End of story.

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Per usual....we give Boston way too much time and space. The great thing about the 1st period was Boston didn't have time and space.

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