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Surprising liability in Blues' game

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08:22 AM ET 02.07 | After nine games, St. Louis sat at 6-3 and second in the West, which isn't to say all is well. Let's be blunt: the Blues' goaltending has turned into a liability. I'm not saying it can't or won't improve. I'm not saying that all of the goals being scored against the Blues are the goaltenders' fault. But the bottom line is this: the Blues rank 29th among 30 teams with a save percentage of .870. That's simply awful and it represents a substantial freefall from last season's NHL-best save percentage of .929. The Blues are giving up 2.78 goals per game, which ranks 18th. That's unacceptable for a simple reason: their goaltenders are facing the fewest number of shots per game (21.3) in the NHL. This must change.

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Ken Hitchcock, Icon Sports Ken Hitchcock, Icon Sports
February 7, 2013  08:36 AM ET

what? Something that some so-called experts thought was to be the new way to go isn't working?
Well I am surprised

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February 7, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Preds scored 6 goals on 19 shots against Blues....whoops......

February 7, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Preds scored 6 goals on 19 shots against Blues....whoops......

And this from a team that has had trouble scoring.

February 7, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Preds scored 6 goals on 19 shots against Blues....whoops......

That was comical the other night

February 7, 2013  09:02 AM ET

don't EVER talk bad about my Blues!

February 7, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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Any team can score 6 goals on 19 shots against Leafs....whoops......

whoops indeed.

February 7, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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Goalies are probably still pretty pissed at how badly last year's playoffs went. I would be too.

You might never know.......

February 7, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

don't EVER talk bad about my Blues!

Homer.




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February 7, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Where have all the consistently good goalies gone? There used to be a time when you could count on a number of goalies all around the league to have good season after good season. Is this another side effect of expansion?

February 7, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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And this from a team that has had trouble scoring.

agree.....we're go crazy when they score two....

February 7, 2013  09:59 AM ET

We'll let Holtby and Neuvy go over to give 'em some pointers, eh?

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February 7, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

don't EVER talk bad about my Blues!

welcome to Walmart

February 7, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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. Is this another side effect of expansion?

all positions actually, but because goalie is so specialised...absolutely

February 7, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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Two days until MTL's second loss to the mighty Leafs.

I heard Celine will be singing his most famous song...

"My heart will give out."

February 7, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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I heard Celine will be singing his most famous song..."My heart will give out."

They brought in extra panes of glass in anticipation of his slappa from the point

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February 7, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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And this from a team that has had trouble scoring.

Are they in a dry county, 'cause if they can't get the girl drunk...

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