Kings vs. Blue Jackets - 02/16/11 - POSTGAME THOUGHTS & TIDBITS
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02-17-2011, 02:37 AM
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That's overstating it a bit, don't you think? Yes he had a subpar end of the season but for most of the season, he was lights-out just like he is now, and of course set the all-time club record for wins in a season.
... Nope, it's not overstating it at all. Through the first two months of the season, Quick had a save percentage of under .900, but he was winning games because the team got off to a blazing start offensively. In December and January, he started to pick things up - but once February started, the toll of starting nearly every game was getting to him, and he limped home with a .903 save percentage from February to April. Obviously, Quick wasn't very impressive in the playoffs. He played well in games 1 and 2, and struggled painfully thereafter.
Pre All-Star break, Quick's save percentage was .907. After it, it was .904. Neither figure was close to the league average (.912). At home, Quick's save percentage was .899. His win total came almost completely from playing behind a good team for 72 games.
For comparison's sake, Quick's save percentage for this season is .923.
Last season, Quick had a .910 save percentage or better in just 34 of his 72 starts (47.2%). This season, he's done that 25 times in 42 starts (59.5%).
If you want to ratchet up the bar to .920 or higher, last season Quick did that 29 times in 72 starts (40.2%). This season, it's 22 out of 42 starts (52.4%).
It's a huge difference.
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