Re: Settle down.
posted at 5/24/2013 10:59 PM EDT
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
Jack Morris lets in less runs, strikes out more batters, shuts down the opposing team and his opposing pitcher doesn't...that means Jack Morris outdueled the other teams pitcher.
Joe Montana completes more passes, plays better in the red zone and doesn't choke in pressure situations, he outdueled the opposing QB in the superbowl.
Rask played better than Miller in 2010, Miller twice gave up 3 goals in the series, Tuukka never gave up more than 3 and the Bruins advanced.
It's 1988. Roger Clemens takes the mound for Boston. Jay Tibbs takes the mound for the Orioles. Clemens breezes to an easy two hitter because the Orioles are a joke at the plate. Tibbs is relieved in the third becaues he's awful and the Sox bats are not.
Did Clemens "outduel" Tibbs? I'd say he didn't. Clemens would have sawed through that team no matter who the opposing pitcher was, and Tibbs inability to do anything right on the mound had nothing to do with Clemens. He just stunk.
Fantastic Goalie A plays for the #1 team in the NHL. Fantastic Goalie B plays for a team that squeaked into the playoffs. Fantastic Goalie A lets in two goals over the four game sweep as the anemic offense from the opposition posed nary a threat. Fantastic Goalie B has a GAA of 4.25 as the mediocre defense in front of him lets most everything through.
Did FGA outduel FGB? Not in my book. One had no bearing on the other. FGA would have had generally the same results no matter who was in the other net. FGB had no chance when the series started.