Goalies: Adjusted Playoff Save Percentage
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05-11-2012, 05:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
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Just curious... Have you been able to also make some kind of adjustment for shots against when playing penalty killing? I would think that you (or others), even if not providing it here, may have thought about it? If you (or someone else) have looked, are there any particular things/patterns that stands out?
I haven't made an adjustment for penalty killing. (For those who are unfamiliar, what we mean is that a goalie who plays on a (un)disciplined team would face a disproportionately low (high) percentage of powerplay shots, which are significantly more likely to result in a goal).
All the data I used was taken from hockey-reference.com because it's well formatted and easy to use. That website doesn't have ES/PP/SH shot and save breakdowns. I know that data exists on NHL.com back to 1998, but it would be very time consuming to merge the data from those two websites. I'm not sure if that type of data even exists prior to 1998.
In summary, although I think it would be valuable to take that information into account, but I'm not sure if it exists prior to 1998, and I'm not willing to spend the countless hours it would take to merge and clean the data after 1998.
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