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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Skinny on Halak's Career Numbers

Goals against average -- 5th among active players (thanks hockey-reference.com)

GAA
1. Martin Brodeur 2.239
2. Henrik Lundqvist 2.264
3. Jonathan Quick 2.281
4. Antti Niemi 2.350
==>5. Jaroslav Halak 2.377
6. Pekka Rinne 2.393
7. Jimmy Howard 2.415
8. Evgeni Nabokov 2.426
9. Niklas Backstrom 2.457
10. Jonas Hiller 2.507

Save percentage -- 5th among active players
Rank     Player     SV%
1.     Henrik Lundqvist .9205
2.     Tim Thomas       .9199
3.     Roberto Luongo   .9190
4.     Pekka Rinne      .9182
===>5. Jaroslav Halak   .9177
6.     Carey Price      .9168
7.     Jimmy Howard     .9165
8.     Jonas Hiller     .9164
9.     Antti Niemi      .9162
10.    Niklas Backstrom .9159

By comparison, the combined GAA of the three Isles goalies was 3.00 (done the same way an individual goalie average is done) and their save percentage was .898

If Isles goalies had matched Halak's career save percentage they would have allowed 47 fewer goals this past season; had they matched his career GAA, they would have allowed 51 fewer goals.  Had they done that, the Isles would have almost certainly been a playoff team.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick 

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