Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

The Boston Bruins have a 3-1 series lead over the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Monday’s Felger and Mazz, Felger said that he feels the main difference in the series between the teams has been in the goaltending category.

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  • Felger: So would you say goaltending has been key? The key?

    Mazz: Yes. Well I would say a key.

    Felger: I feel like it’s the difference. And I know I talk a lot about how it doesn’t have to be, it’s kind of a cliche that it always comes down to goaltending, and I do believe that. And I do believe the Bruins are the better team, but the way these games have played out, I think goaltending has been, if I had to list all the reasons goaltending is probably number one and it’s not like Ullmark is stealing you stuff, but I think the goaltending on the other side smells.

    Mazz: Oh, it’s brutal. Absolutely brutal. Go back to game three, the first goal of the game, it was a replay of the Marchand goal but from the other wing.

    Felger: It’s comical how bad that guy’s glove is.

    Mazz: And they know it too.

    Felger: It was comical how they kept shooting high glove the entire night on Friday. Like it was a joke. If I were Lyon I would have just shifted over to his left side and just stand there because that’s where they were shooting every time.

    Mazz: Yeah, and they even did it in game one. They were like, “hey, we got Franchy Cordero in there just fire it at the glove.”,.

    Felger: Just shooting at the goalie’s left post the entire night. So he smells, but Bobrovsky, you want to have fun? Look at Bobrovsky his playoff numbers.

    Tim McKone: He’s 17-30 career in the postseason, 3.18 GAA and a .900 save %.

    Mazz: That blows!

    Felger: You hear that goals against? Say that goals agaisnt again…

    Tim McKone: 3.18.

    Felger: 17-30 you said?

    Tim McKone: 17-30.

    Felger: His postseason numbers are a joke. So Florida’s goaltending is perfectly ordinary and yours is really solid.

    Mazz: Yeah, it’s good.

    Felger: And I don’t know if it Ullmark has been special, but I think he’s the story because we have so much doubt about him and especially with his physical condition, you know, it feels like he’s been teetering on the edge of the lineup here.

    Mazz: And he still is.

    Felger: And he’s posted every night. And that’s starting to show you something. That he’s not 100%, he’s not in perfect shape, he feels like he’s sort of tenuous in the lineup and he’s been there every night and gutting through whatever he’s gutting through.

  • Apr 23, 2023; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) and Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) are separated by the linesmen after a line brawl during the third period of game four in the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

    Apr 23, 2023; Sunrise, Florida, USA; Florida Panthers left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) and Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark (35) are separated by the linesmen after a line brawl during the third period of game four in the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs at FLA Live Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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