Is Henrik Lundqvist An HOFer?
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05-22-2013, 10:09 PM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Something else to consider when judging current goalies is the shootout. It has been part of the NHL since Lundqvist joined the NHL 8 years ago and can play a key role in a teams record.
During that time the Rangers goaltenders have the best Sv% at .738%. Lundqvist has a record of 45 W and 30 L, he has faced 287 shots and has a .763 Sv%. His backups have a 9W and 10L record and .631 Sv% on 65 shots.
Rangers shooters have only had a 31.2 shooting % in the shootout which is 22nd best.
In only 2 of the 8 seasons have the Rangers been more than 5 points from missing the playoffs so obviously the 45 extra points Lundqvist has helped get the Rangers is pretty significant.
In the last 8 years the Rangers late in games and in OT are definitely guilty of sitting back and playing for the shootout believing that even with NY's anemic offense their best chance to win is sending Lundvist 1 on 1 with the other teams best shooters.
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