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02-15-2011, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jflory81 View Post
GAA and Sv% are both reliant on defensive play. And no, average shots against does not tell you how effective a defense is. A defense can give up less shots, but have more of those shots be great chances because of breakdowns and style of play.

Obviously the Islanders game was awful. But even this year, those types of games are few and far between.
I agree, GAA and SV% both can be reliant on defense but at some point the goalie is responsible. We are giving up less shots but are those shots better. He is 30 in GAA and 25 in SV% this year. Is he the only one seeing great shots? Everyone sees great shots and everyone sees easy ones. I have not seen a stat on quality shots faced by goalies. An elite goalie would be making those saves.

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