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GDT: Detroit Red Wings at Buffalo Sabres, 1:08 p.m., February 9, 2019

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19 minutes ago, carpandean said:

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The screen hides the release, making it difficult to judge trajectory.  Howard sees that Sheary is shooting and does what most goaltenders do these days; he drops down to cover the lower part of the net.  It ends up squeaking in right next to his blocker just before he reacts and moves it out.  Notice that he's still dropping down in the third shot, then moves his blocker in the fourth (one frame later on the video.)

While I might like him to pick it up in time (if I were a Detroit fan), it's not so far out that I would call it a true softie.

Looking at these, and watching the replay that’s a shot that you expect your goalie to make at the NHL level. It takes nothing away from Sheary’s play to say Howard played that poorly. 

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21 minutes ago, MakeSabresGrr8Again said:

From looking at these  shots it looks more like Howard was not positioned properly (a little to far to his left?) like he might have been concentrating on the players coming from that side(Mitts?) A split second look to that side could've been the difference.

Remember that less than two seconds earlier Sheary was almost at the boards on Howard's left side:

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He then cut across before making the shot.  So, Howard was moving left-to-right with the play.

Edit: for reference, here's his position about 1 second before the shot was released:

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43 minutes ago, carpandean said:

Remember that less than two seconds earlier Sheary was almost at the boards on Howard's left side:

ShearyGoal-20190209-6.thumb.jpg.0327c4729e3f7364bf16a5dcc6b05014.jpg

He then cut across before making the shot.  So, Howard was moving left-to-right with the play.

Edit: for reference, here's his position about 1 second before the shot was released:

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It still looked like positioning was off a bit when the shot was taken....could be just the camera angle though.

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Any time goalies are interviewed and asked about the hardest scorers to play against they all say that release deception is the thing that separates the best scorers.  That Sheary shot is a fantastic example of release deception.  That’s not a soft goal.  That is the kind of shot goalies fear the most.

 

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2 hours ago, carpandean said:

ShearyGoal-20190209-1.thumb.jpg.f170825b89d5611fc08b88a4115f9297.jpg

ShearyGoal-20190209-2.thumb.jpg.221a7d076d3f546d984cba4f9e950975.jpg

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ShearyGoal-20190209-5.thumb.jpg.9dcd2c04cc39fce41ace64bbc76d836b.jpg

The screen hides the release, making it difficult to judge trajectory.  Howard sees that Sheary is shooting and does what most goaltenders do these days; he drops down to cover the lower part of the net.  It ends up squeaking in right next to his blocker just before he reacts and moves it out.  Notice that he's still dropping down in the third shot, then moves his blocker in the fourth (one frame later on the video.)

While I might like him to pick it up in time (if I were a Detroit fan), it's not so far out that I would call it a true softie.

Well done sir. All due credit on effort!

we slightly disagree... but I’m happy to cede to the effort.

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2 hours ago, carpandean said:

Remember that less than two seconds earlier Sheary was almost at the boards on Howard's left side:

ShearyGoal-20190209-6.thumb.jpg.0327c4729e3f7364bf16a5dcc6b05014.jpg

He then cut across before making the shot.  So, Howard was moving left-to-right with the play.

Edit: for reference, here's his position about 1 second before the shot was released:

ShearyGoal-20190209-7.thumb.jpg.8ea8f9d25b6280323d9b500c16efe535.jpg

Yes, poor tracking/positioning. Soft.

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Well, I certainly think this horse is dead too.

For the record, while Howard probably could have played the shot better ... that is an NHL level shot.  I don't think that many NHL goalies could / would stop that shot.  If they did it would be in large account to pure luck.

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20 hours ago, Huckleberry said:

Ah didn' t know that, might be interesting with his long reach to try him out there.

Not that Wiki is an authority on sports, but.... they say he is a center.

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