Scott Clemmensen is learning first hand the difficulties that come when you go from a great defensive team to one that..isn’t. Clemmensen, who posted a 2.39 GAA and .917 save percentage in 40 games with New Jersey last season, has struggled mightily in four games with the Panthers (5.13 GAA and .838 save %).â†µ
After allowing seven goals against Washington on Saturday, he wasn’t exactly laying the blame on himself either. Here are a few choice quotes from his locker room interview where he calls out his defense and the practice habits of the team:
“A lot of guys walked out front from behind the net so we weren’t protecting the front of the net very well.”â†µ
“It was total chaos from my perspective around the net.”â†µ
“I’m not sure how it gets so bad at times, you know, but it’s just a matter of knowing your responsibilities.”â†µ
“I’m still learning how to play for this team, it’s very different than what I’m used to in the past with New Jersey.”â†µ
“The four games that I’ve gotten in for me so far have been just kind of surviving for me.”â†µ
The Panthers are allowing a league-high 35.1 shots and 3.60 goals per game. For the entire interview, head over to Litter Box Cats.