Anderson had a good game, no doubt about it, but first shot in is a pattern repeated too many times. And, frankly, that goal by Zetterberg was another "perfect shot". Phaneuf shouldn't have let him even get that shot off, for sure, but Zetterberg wasn't getting around him so all Anderson had to do was stand against the post instead of going into the butterfly and opening up the top of the net. The first one was tipped by the D-man, wasn't it? Unfortunate but a butterfly goalie always goes down on the shot so not much he can do but whack his D-man in the nuts for not either blocking it or getting the Diddle out of the way. Too many of those, lately.
I figured you would end up criticizing Anderson, even though he's the reason the game wasnt 5-0 after the first period. Nobody stops that first flukey goal. It was deflected. The second one, yeah, maybe he should be had it, but I think the 10 other great saves he made kind of make up for it. Really, I can't see how you watch this game and then say anything negative about the goaltending but here you are.
"Nobody"? If he *did* stop that, then who knows what happens. Sens continue to dominate in shots and attempts and score the first goal (like they almost did 12 seconds in). Very different game.
You can say all you want that it would have been 5-0 if not for Anderson and that's very likely true, but it also could have been 1-0 Sens if the first shot doesn't go in and then, who knows, they roll to a 4-1 win?
I don't care if you have to break the laws of physics, you must stop the firs shot. Sure, it will occasionally happen even to the best, but it seems to happen to Sens goalies at an alarming rate.
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