Three-frame Breakdown: Andersen’s Late Screen
Frederik Andersen was given a pass by most analysts for the first goal he allowed tonight, due to the screen:
This wasn’t a straightforward save, certainly, but Andersen had a better chance at stopping this than a quick look might lead you to believe. Why?
- Andersen had eyes on the puck off the release.
- Andersen’s head tracks the presumed path of the puck as it slips behind the screen, but he does not move to compensate.
- The puck barely misses Andersen’s right pad. Had he adjusted sooner, he makes the save.
See for yourself:
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