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12-07-2011, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Felonious Python View Post
What these stats aren't showing is confidence. Like the confidence you have when you're playing in front of a goalie you know you can rely on.
I've always felt this is true, but I do think there's more to it with this team this year. Last year, to this point in the season, the overall goaltending was at .875 sv% with 744 shots against. This year it's slightly better, at .895 sv% with 830 shots against and fewer goals against. The goalies do need to improve, but they are doing better with less help in front of them, compared to last year.

The team last year won games in spite of their goalies and did so because they had a better power play and generated more offense (891 SOG last year vs 777 SOG this year) and more goals as a result.

Am I correct in saying the team should have been less confident in front of the goalies last year? Because if they were less confident last year, then why did they have more shots for and fewer shots against to this point last year?

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