Goalies and the Playoffs

Goalies and the Playoffs: Fleury’s Magical Postseason

Marc-Andre Fleury is having an unbelievable postseason.  His current Sv% of .947 doesn’t just lead all goalies in these playoffs, it’s actually the highest Sv% of any goalie in a playoff year since the 1960... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 4: How to Win a Cup

Previously, I looked into the effect that PDO (a team’s Sv% plus its Sh%) has on the results of individual playoff series (tl;dr: a big effect).  Next, I wanted to track that effect ... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 3: How to Win a Series

We know that goalie performance is a major factor to playoff success. I wanted to get a better sense of just how big a factor it is, so I looked at shot volume and Sv% ... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 2: What’s Shot Volume Got to Do with It?

  My first article focused entirely on save percentages. I thought it would be helpful to have a look at the other side of the coin – shots – and how the two interact. It’s pretty ... Continue reading →

Goalies and the Playoffs Part 1: Why are Goalies Better in the Postseason?

A few years ago, I started looking at the impact of goalie performance on success in the playoffs. One of the first things I noticed was that the league average Sv% tends to be significantly ... Continue reading →