I was checking out the stats the other day and noticed that Nabber's only got 2 shutouts this season. On further review, during his really good seasons, he's had way more ranging from 6-9, and 1 to 3 during off seasons. On all accounts this is he's having one of his best seasons, his save % is currently best ever for him. Why the low shutout count?
Two reasons. One: turnovers. The team has a bad habit of feeding the transition game and that leads to odd-man rushes that get goals. Two: the blue liners. They're not all that great at clearing the front of men and pucks.
People above me have mentioned pretty much all there is to mention. I would like to think that generally, shutouts and GAA have a very high positive correlation with one another. They both tend to be more indicative of how good the entire team is at keeping pucks away from their own net than just the goaltender's abilities. I've always thought the shutout was one of the most underrated statistics in all of hockey.
I just find it oh so amusing that he's been unable to notch career shutout #50. Ever since he recorded #49 and they announced that mini-milestone, he always seems to be at least one bad bounce short of a shutout.
Or we need to put some webbing down in between his pads so nothing goes through
You know when he first stepped in, he implemented more Stand-Up techniques in his game. Instead of falling down on his pads, he would regularly press them together to avoid shots between his legs. As time passed he started shedding the Stand-Up parts and has become a solid Butterfly. Sure he'll use a few Stand-Up methods, but its not as frequent.