No, “NHL Tonight”, Kopitar did NOT fan on his shot on the game-winning goal

As I said in the last post, Kopitar waited until Brodeur kicked his leg up and put it under. We’ve all been watching the NHL Tonight Ten Best This-and-Thats of the Playoffs. We’ve all seen Brodeur’s beautiful kicks-his-leg-up saves on the highlight reels. Ask Anze about it. He’ll tell you. He didn’t fan on the shot. He meant to do what he did. Two smart guys playing chess.

Meanwhile, on an unrelated note: Doug Weight is cool.

 
  • Garrett79

    Agreed on all counts.

    And yeah, I’m enjoying Doug Weight’s commentary. Why can’t he be the guy between benches?

  • https://twitter.com/geoffdes78 Geoff DeSouza

    Indeed.  When my friend asked me what happened on the winner, I told him that Marty had gone for the scorpion save again and Kopitar saw it coming.

  • GShuchuk99

    Still it was a pretty bad ass move by Brodeur, considering he got his pants dropped on the backhand fake… to recover and put the scorpion move on in case Anze went high was a pretty sick move.  Can you imagine if anze shot it off his scorpion tail?  That would have been the sickest save ever.

    • DougS

      That’s exactly what made it so freaking awesome. It was a duel of wits in which both guys were brilliant. Brodeur went, “Psych!” with his scorpion move, but Kopi went, “Psych!” right back by waiting him out.