Thursday, June 07, 2018

Goalie Announcements (May 7)

Braden Holtby versus Marc-Andre Fleury
Okay, I may have forgotten about the 8-ball and when it was necessary, when I said that there were going to be no more goalie posts. This, of course, is more of a preview post, but the goalies are a good way to get there, so we'll keep moving in that direction.

Braden Holtby and the Capitals are going back to the scene of the crime, seen above, trying to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup, so we can all start our summers off before too long.

Golden Knights' keeper Marc-Andre Fleury hasn't been able to work the same kind of magic that we've seen in the first few rounds of these playoffs, but the Capitals have been hungrier than the Knights and it has shown, stretching out the defense in front of Fleury and there has been very little that Fleury could actually do in those three losses, since he has been beaten by a myriad of great shots.

Things were getting awfully testy near the end of Game 4, so it will be interesting to see if Vegas can channel some of that inner-frustration and translate it back into some of their high-flying ways, as they now sit behind the 8-ball in this series.  They'll need to find something, including some scoring from their top line, which has been too quiet in these first few games.

Let the theatrics begin!

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