Whenever you shut out one of the best offenses in the league, you know youÆve done a good job on defense. And if you do that while allowing 35 shots, then you have to give some credit to the goalie. Washington has gotten into the habit of pummeling every team they play with shot after shot. ThatÆs how they win most of their games, they just keep pouring on the offensive pressure until they get a goal, and then they do it again. However, itÆs games like this that prove my theory that a solid goalie will beat any offense. ThatÆs exactly how Buffalo shut out the Caps 3-0. I would be a little more skeptical about the defense, except that this has been the story all year. Buffalo has continually run one of the best defensive systems in the NHL. Right now, they are ranked third in goals agai ...
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