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Author: Greg Balloch

Uncovering This Season’s True Top Performers

For years hockey fans have been judging goaltenders by their win-loss record and Goals Against Average. Those statistics have been proven to actually tell more about the team that the goalie is playing for than anything else. Save percentage isn’t perfect either, but it can be used in a variety of ways to find out how well a goaltender is actually playing. Earlier this year a piece was written for this site that introduced a statistic called Goals Saved Above Average. GSAA is a fascinating stat because it tells you how many goals a netminder has saved his team,...

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NHL Saves of the Week: December 8 – 14

This past week was full of fantastic saves from goaltenders all over the NHL. Jonathan Quick is a regular contributor, and he makes two more appearances this week – but this time he is outdone by a jaw-dropping goal line save from Braden Holtby. You have to check it out! Here are the NHL saves of the week from December 8th to 14th: #10 Frederik Anderson – Anaheim Ducks #9 Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens #8 Jonas Hiller – Calgary Flames   #7 Michael Hutchinson – Winnipeg Jets #6 Jonathan Quick – Los Angeles Kings #5 Cam Ward –...

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NHL Saves of the Week: December 1 – 7

It was another fantastic week for goalies in the NHL! Martin Brodeur returned to the fold in St. Louis, but it’s his new goalie partner that steals the show this week. The Edmonton Oilers also finally snapped their horrible losing streak thanks to Ben Scrivens, who appears on this week’s list as well. Get ready! It’s time for the NHL Saves of the Week for December 1st to 7th:   #10 Ben Scrivens – Edmonton Oilers #9 Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets #8 Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals #7 Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets #6 Jonathan Quick...

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NHL Saves of the Week: November 24 – 30

This week’s best saves are headlined by a shootout snare from Jaroslav Halak, some brilliant hand-eye co-ordination from Cam Ward, and a pair of goal line glove saves. You have to see them to believe them! Here are the NHL saves of the week from November 24th to 30th: #10 Pekka Rinne – Nashville Predators #9 Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals #8 Cam Ward – Carolina Hurricanes #7 Darcy Kuemper – Minnesota Wild #6 Jaroslav Halak – New York Islanders #5 Karri Ramo – Calgary Flames #4 Jhonas Enroth – Buffalo Sabres #3 Antti Niemi – San Jose Sharks...

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NHL Saves of the Week: November 17 – 23

This week’s top saves feature a few unlikely contributors in Colorado’s Calvin Pickard and Edmonton’s Ben Scrivens in the midst of a tough week for the Oilers. It also features saves from some of the goalies you would expect, like Pekka Rinne and Jonathan Quick, who both continue to dominate the 2014-2015 season.

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