Friday, April 25, 2008

Behind The Goalies

A look at some Behind The Net numbers from the regular season for the eight starters still in play:

Goals against, 5-on-5

NAME TM GP GAON GA/60
1 MARC-ANDRE FLEURY PIT 35 41 1.83
2 HENRIK LUNDQVIST NYR 72 98 1.85
3 CHRIS OSGOOD DET 43 57 1.91
4 EVGENI NABOKOV S.J 77 109 1.93
5 MARTY TURCO DAL 62 91 2.05
6 CAREY PRICE MTL 41 64 2.20
7 JOSE THEODORE COL 53 86 2.23
8 MARTIN BIRON PHI 62 96 2.27

Goal support, 5-on-5

NAME TM GP GFON GF/60
1 MARC-ANDRE FLEURY PIT 35 59 2.64
2 CHRIS OSGOOD DET 43 77 2.58
3 JOSE THEODORE COL 53 93 2.41
4 MARTY TURCO DAL 62 107 2.41
5 CAREY PRICE MTL 41 69 2.37
6 MARTIN BIRON PHI 62 96 2.27
7 EVGENI NABOKOV S.J 77 126 2.24
8 HENRIK LUNDQVIST NYR 72 118 2.23

Save percentage, 5-on-5

NAME TM GP SA/60 SV%
1 MARC-ANDRE FLEURY PIT 35 27.9 0.934
2 CAREY PRICE MTL 41 29.0 0.924
3 MARTIN BIRON PHI 62 29.5 0.923
4 HENRIK LUNDQVIST NYR 72 22.7 0.919
5 CHRIS OSGOOD DET 43 22.3 0.914
6 JOSE THEODORE COL 53 25.2 0.912
7 MARTY TURCO DAL 62 23.1 0.911
8 EVGENI NABOKOV S.J 77 21.5 0.910

Goals against, penalty kill

NAME GAON/60
1 CHRIS OSGOOD 4.23
2 MARTY TURCO 4.64
3 EVGENI NABOKOV 4.68
4 HENRIK LUNDQVIST 5.23
5 MARTIN BIRON 5.75
6 JOSE THEODORE 5.79
7 MARC-ANDRE FLEURY 6.55
8 CAREY PRICE 6.60

Save percentage, penalty kill

NAME SA/60 SV%
1 CHRIS OSGOOD 36.2 0.883
2 EVGENI NABOKOV 38.0 0.877
3 MARTY TURCO 36.3 0.872
4 CAREY PRICE 49.1 0.866
5 HENRIK LUNDQVIST 37.9 0.862
6 MARTIN BIRON 39.1 0.853
7 JOSE THEODORE 38.3 0.849
8 MARC-ANDRE FLEURY 41.2 0.841

It's Friday night, so I'm afraid I don't have any comments but a lot of the numbers are self-explanatory.
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7 Comments:

At 12:31 AM, April 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprise, because Price numbers arn't that good on the regardings others gaolies.. The proof that statistics arn't all...

 
At 2:04 AM, April 26, 2008, Blogger Rob said...

What's wrong with Price's numbers? He is a top 5 NHL goalie no matter how you look at them.

 
At 2:20 AM, April 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those numbers are all in english

 
At 9:15 AM, April 26, 2008, Blogger Andrew Bucholtz said...

Interesting that Fleury's numbers are so different from even strength to penalty killing: that might be a weakness of the team more than any change in his performance. I was surprised to see him at the top of the 5 on 5 categories, though, as guys like Turco and Nabokov get a lot more press. If you go to traditional regular-season stats, Fleury is 11th in GAA (2.33) behind both Turco (9th, 2.31) and Nabokov (3rd, 2.14), but does better on the save-percentage front which is usually a better indication of goaltending performance (in my view). There, he's tied for fourth with Tim Thomas, and is ahead of everyone still in the playoffs (except teammate Ty Conklin): the other notables are Dan Ellis (first) and J.S. Giguere (third). With numbers like these, Fleury should get more attention than he does...

 
At 8:45 PM, April 26, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True... most of the attention Fleury gets is as the supposed achilles' heel of the team. Although his performance last night wasn;t outstanding, I think he'll bounce back in the newxt few games.

 
At 5:38 AM, April 27, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

James, please, write legend to this stats! What is it GAON/60, for example?

 
At 9:52 AM, April 27, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the abbreviations are like this:

GA = goals against
GA/60 = goals against per 60 minutes
GAON = goals against when player is on the ice (as opposed to goals against when player is off the ice - more useful for skaters)
GAON/60 = goals against when player is on the ice per 60 minutes

GF = goals for

I believe they are defined at the Behind the Net site where all the numbers are before James pulled out the relevant ones for the playoffs. Check there for definitions and I think you won't be confused.

 

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