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A Goaltender Quandry for Anaheim?


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Here are the Anaheim Ducks collective stats in net:

Dan Ellis: 1 Game Played – 0 Wins/1 Loss/0 OT Loss, 5.86 GAA, .833 Save Percentage

Ray Emery: 2 Games Played – 1 Win/1 Loss/0 OT Loss, 3.03 GAA, .909 Save Percentage

Both have comparable stats, however read more after the jump about what makes these two different in their own ways…

Of course, Ray Emery is currently the odds on favorite to start Game 4, however the Predators now know that if they camp down low and send traffic his way, they have pretty good chances of converting against him. Let’s not forget, though, Nashville hasn’t had any success getting shots further from the faceoff dot past him. (Includes all three games)

However, Danny Ellis has always been one to be able to keep the close traffic out of the net (at least he did when he was with Nashville). Yet, as evidenced in Game 1, the shots that were further back had more time to collect speed and zoomed right past Ellis into the gaping holes that were left in the net

So…who do you put in? The man who failed to finish Game 1 and was replaced by the man who would eventually lose Game 3 (and struggle to keep alive in Game 2)?

My money is on Emery to start, however right now the Ducks are getting close to panic mode. If Anaheim loses again on Wednesday? You could possibly see Hiller in net on Friday, healthy or not. No way GM Bob Murray wants to leave the playoffs as the guy who called “dive”

However, enjoy this video while you wait till Wednesday. This was played during the Preds/Ducks Game 3 on Sunday evening:

Thanks for reading!

~KM