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Goalie's nightmare

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:35 AM ET

Dwayne Roloson has seen enough already to know he wouldn't want to be facing this much talent every night.

"It's been unbelievable," he said, adding those Sykora one-timers under the crossbar are any goalie's nightmare.

"It's going to be good for myself to see that shot every day in practice and work on the one-timers. He likes to work after practice and I like to do the same thing, so it's going to be great for both of us."

While a sold out crowd of about 3,000 loved the high-octane performances, it wasn't a lot of fun for the defenceman.

"The chemistry between Hemsky and Sykora is unbelievable," said Matt Greene.

"The only thing I tried to do was play man on man with Sykora. When Hemsky has the puck you know that's where it's going. If they can keep a quarter of this percentage up in the regular season it'll be unbelievable for us.

"And look at the condition that Horc is in; you give him the puck and he just goes. Smytty is looking good, too.

"That line right there is really clicking. It's really comforting as a defenceman. You essentially just give them the puck and just watch them."


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