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Lundqvist named Vezina Trophy finalist
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06-02-2013, 06:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Notre Dame, IN
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"They note that if Lundqvistís .926 save percentage, fifth in the league, was replaced by the league average if .912, the Rangers would have given up 17 more goals.
They estimate that two goals equal one point in the standings and that not having Lundqvist would have cost the Rangers four wins/eight points. They note that the Rangers made the playoffs by five points this season so itís likely that with just an average goalie the Rangers would not have made the playoffs.
In his career, Lundqvist has led the Rangers to the playoffs in seven of his eight seasons, but replacing him over that time with an average goalie would have seen the Rangers give up 162 more goals over that span and likely only make the playoffs twice."
A WAR (Wins against replacement) stat for goalies would be pretty cool if someone could formulate it
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