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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mannino recalled

Botta reporting that Peter Mannino will be the back-up tonight.

Let's hope that's all he is -- he was overwhelmed by the Bruins on Black Friday.

By his own admission, Mannino hasn't been playing well with Bridgeport since then, either.

<<Mannino, Sound Tigers fall to Wolf Pack
By Michael Fornabaio
Updated: 01/15/2009 12:27:22 AM EST

Staff writer
HARTFORD -- When goalie Peter Mannino started his season 6-1-2 for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, no one expected a .500 record anywhere in his future.
After a 4-2 loss Wednesday to the Hartford Wolf Pack at XL Center, that's where Mannino's rookie season has landed. He made 26 saves, a couple of them excellent, but he allowed four goals to drop his eighth decision in the past 11.
"It's not what I'm here to do," Mannino said. "As a team, you're supposed to win games. It's just not happening right now. It's definitely something that needs changing. If you're at .500, you're not winning games, consistently at least."
Jordan Owens rifled home the game-winner on a one-timer from the left circle 2:48 into the third period. Tommy Pyatt added insurance with 5:38 to go, beating Mannino short-side from the right wing.
"I didn't make the important saves," Mannino said. "It's disappointing to let the team down. I didn't make the big saves. I put it on my back. We kept shooting. We did everything we needed to do." >>

Mannino on the other hand would probably like to get into a game -- and try to change his spot in NHL history:

(From my 12/1/08 post)

<<Peter Mannino made his NHL debut for the Islanders on Friday, mopping up for Joey MacDonald.  Hopefully, he'll get some additional NHL opportunities.  If he doesn't, he'll have some of the worst career numbers for a goalie in NHL history.

According to NHL.com, 637 people have played goal in the NHL.  (Note that stats for some early years of the NHL are incomplete.) 
Only three have higher career GAA's than Mannino's 13.81:
Greg Redquest      13.85  Penguins 1977-78
James Stewart Jr   15.00  Boston 1979-80
Martin Houle          27.27  Flyers 2006-07  (It's actually listed as 30.00 on his bio of NHL.com.  The difference is whether you reflect                                                                      the seconds he played or just the minutes.)

You could argue that Mammino and Redquest are actually tied.  Mannino is credited with 13:02 of ice-time, while Redquest was credited with 13 minutes.  Both players allowed three goals.

Save percentage became an official stat about 20 years.  The career totals are shown on NHL.com only for players whose entire career happeend while save percentage was an official stat.  Of all those players, Mannino has the worst save percentage of all-time:  .625  (stopping 5 of 8 shots)

Since the time I wrote this two other players have played their first NHL game, Mannino is now 636th of 639th in goals against, and remains dead last in save percentage.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick. Eric has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, and celebrated his 26th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2008.

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