By Danny Picard
BOSTON --@font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; For the record, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher didntconfirm anything on Sunday, other than he has two goaltenders that areplaying very well.
After replacing Dwayne Roloson for the second time in theEastern Conference Finals on Saturday, Mike Smith made 21 saves in two-plusperiods in Tampa Bays Game 4 come-from-behind win.
When asked, on Sunday, about his goaltender situation,Boucher talked about both of his goalies, calling Roloson a goaltender that hastaken us here, thats playing really well and describing Smith as agoaltender that came in relief, and hes done really well.
The next question was, So is it Roloson in Game 5?
Boucher responded by saying, Roloson is getting ready fortomorrow.
Assuming that Smith is also getting ready for Game 5,Bouchers comments dont necessarily confirm his choice for startinggoaltender.
Still, Roloson went on to say that hes put his three-goal firstperiod behind him, even if he felt the best he had all series, in Game4.
Youve got to have amnesia, said Roloson. Youve got toforget what happens. Its not just playoffs. Youve got to do that in theregular season too. As a goalie, obviously things get blown a little bit moreup because its more about an individual. But at the same time, its somethingthat happens all the time.
An old goalie coach used to say, Youre never as good asyou think you are, or as bad as you think you are.
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