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Impact Of The Shootout

from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,
Who knows what to expect when the premier NHL snipers are turned loose in shootouts? In the past, goalies have tended to do well on penalty shots, but those occur only rarely. What will happen when a goalie faces a shootout every three or four games? For starters, the rate of success will increase. Most NHL goalies are creatures of habit. They approach penalty shots in a specific way, and in the past nobody bothered studying their tendencies. The circumstance simply was too unusual.

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