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First and foremost, Jaroslav Halak has not been good. The exact opposite of what he showed when the Blues raced to a 9-1-2 start last season. When sorting the goalies on the stats page at NHL.com by save percentage, you have to go the third page to find his .843 (63rd out 64 goalies ranked). Sort by goals-against average and his 3.58 ranks 57th of 64. There have been some softies given up and rebounds for opponents to pounce on, but it hasn't been all bad play. Halak has been victimized by deflections, poor penalty killing and turnovers in the defensive zone. Still, other than random bounces and deflections, a goalie can still do something about man-down situations and turnovers. Much like a pitcher in baseball after a fielder commits an error, the goalie can bare down and bail out his team. Halak hasn't been doing that. He showed some of that in Monday's loss to Edmonton. It was the final game of the Blues extended period on the road and the defense played like they wan...
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