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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Pavelec calls out team
The Jets goaltender was apparently very unhappy with his team's effort on Tuesday:
"I just said what I felt," Pavelec said. "It's not easy to score a goal in this league, and we just threw the puck away in their zone. We're practising every day what we're supposed to do, and we just don't do that. It was bad to see it. We were just shooting for a rebound, and nobody's driving to the net."
"And especially against Nabokov," Pavelec said. "He's a great goalie with the great experience. He's played in the NHL for so many years. It's simple. You're not going to score against those guys like that, just throwing the puck away in the zone. I wasn't happy to see that, but it is what it is.
"… He was cold after sitting two hours on the bench, and we just warmed him up. You need to take advantage of it. It's not easy for a goalie to go in and make saves. We just make it easy. I know it's tough sometimes, but we just gotta be better there next time."
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