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According to Scott Clemmensen, It's Not All His Fault

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 %).

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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:

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“A lot of guys walked out front from behind the net so we weren’t protecting the front of the net very well.”

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“It was total chaos from my perspective around the net.”

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“I’m not sure how it gets so bad at times, you know, but it’s just a matter of knowing your responsibilities.”

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“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.”

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“The four games that I’ve gotten in for me so far have been just kind of surviving for me.”

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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.