Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The best (and worst) goalies in the shootout

With an average of nearly 10 per cent of games going to shootouts, the NHL's post-overtime silly session is starting to play out in the standings. The effect this has had is to elevate the worth of offensive players who are great at deking and goaltenders.

Here's a gander at which netminders have been getting it done in the shootout so far this season. I calculated the 'goalie rating' category by combining win percentage and save percentage, with the latter category counting double:

How ugly has it been for Burke and Budaj, who have allowed three times as many goals as they've stopped? One wonders if their respective coaches cringe when a game heads into the extra session's extra session.


At 12:58 p.m., February 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, now we have the best/worst goalies. What about the overall best/worst teams?


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