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Friday, December 02, 2011

You can call me Al -Star ?


Since the start of the 2010-11 season, only 5 NHL goalies have compiled GAA under 2.30 and save percentages of at least .925

Player GP W L T/O SV% GAA
Tim Thomas 74 47 15 9 0.938 1.98
Cory Schneider 39 23 8 2 0.929 2.19
Pekka Rinne 87 43 30 13 0.927 2.24
Henrik Lundqvist 85 46 31 8 0.925 2.24
Al Montoya 29 13 8 6 0.925 2.29
Thanks, hockey-ref.com for the data!


(Montoya's numbers are even better this season, with a .933 save percentage and a 2.07 GAA -- both are tied for 7th)  The other 3 Isles goalies (combined) .893 save percentage and a 3.32 GAA)

Now obviously, Montoya has played significantly less time than the others on the list (Schnieder has played 2107 minutes to Montoya's 1677, and the other three goalies have all played over 4300 minutes) so that makes Montoya's numbers MUCH more volatile than the others but you can't deny, with a relatively limited sample, how successful he has been.
 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

1 comment:

Ajay22 said...

If you drop the save % to .920 I wonder what the list looks like? Guess I found my next online mission! Great Blog Eric, can't believe there are no other comments, let's get the traffic going!