Which goalie had the best Playoff run ever...
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03-28-2013, 10:58 AM
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Yep - I posted his 1995 totals above, but here are all three for comparison (all from
(SD = standard deviations better than an "average" goaltender, GD = goals prevented beyond an "average" goaltender, GAR = goals prevented beyond a "replacement-level" goaltender):
1995: 3.1 SD, 21.4 GD, 28.9 GAR
2000: 0.9 SD, 3.0 GD, 5.2 GAR
2003: 1.6 SD, 11.0 GD, 20.4 GAR
I'll throw in one more for good measure:
1994: 2.2 SD, 15.4 GD, 24.0 GAR
Overall, I've got him (career postseason) at 39 GD and 119.2 GAR. I prefer the goals above replacement metric, since a 0 GD suggests no value, but that's an average goaltender, and there's plenty of value in being an average NHL goaltender.
How are these numbers calculated? I find the numbers in 2012 very questionable. Unless I'm reading this incorrectly, it's suggesting that Brodeur was WORSE than league average in the 2012 playoffs?
Outside of the Florida series where he was admittedly questionable at best, he kept a very dynamic Flyers team at bay (Brodeur actually outscored Giroux at ES in that series) and managed to out-duel the Vezina winner head to head.
I think his numbers are a bit skewed due to letting in some unnecessary goals in during blowouts during the Finals. Either way, the 2012 run was one of the finest Brodeur has had in a decade and he was likely NJ's frontrunner for the Conn Smythe had they won it all.
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