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Doc HollidayDoc Holliday
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When did pulling the goalie earlier become a thing? Is there metrics that supported it, so it became a thing? Did Patrick Roy start it, had a tiny bit of success, and others started to do it? I guess I remember North Dakota & Blais doing it sometimes if they were down & they got a power play with like 2 or 3 minutes left so it could be a 6 on 4.

I’d be interested what the stats say, but my belief is if you’re only down 1 goal, anything earlier than 2:00 remaining seems risky. Obviously other factors involved in terms of how the game is going, but Q-Pac seemed like the flow was in their favor & it wasn’t worth the risk that early.