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Road to the Cup - April 8, 1980 Isles 8, Los Angeles 1 (Isles lead best-of-5 series 1-0)

40 Years Ago Tonight... By Eric Hornick Bryan Trottier got the Isles’ first Cup run off to a good start, recording a hat trick as t...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Save percentage laggards and leaders.

Peter Mannino has been recalled to replace the injured Joey MacDonald.

I'm sure that Mannino would like to get into a game, and get himself out of the record books.

Mannino played the final 10 minutes in Boston and emerged with the worst save percentage of all-time ( 5 saves/8 shots = .625) -- including only players whose entire NHL career came after save percentage became an official stat.

Ironically, there are two other Islander connections to historical save percentages:

Of goalies who have appeared in at least 10 games, who has the worst save percentage of all-time?  Islander coach Scott Gordon (.829)
Of goalies who have appeared in at least 10 games, who has the best save percentage of all-time?  Yann Danis (tied with three others at .922) 

Mannino's GAA is 13.81  -- only three goalies in NHL history have a higher goals against.

 Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982.

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