Thursday, January 19, 2012

NHL Top 50 Goalies Of 2011/12

Sure we might be a week or two past the official half way point, but none the less here are my goaltender rankings for the first half of the 2011/12 NHL season. This is mostly on a per game basis with a minimum of 10 GPs, with categories including winning percentage, goals against average, save percentage, and shutouts. There are some back-up goalies ranked quite high, which might be partially attributable to the strength of the opponent the back-up tends to face. There is no question that in the 16 games he's played, Tuukka Rask has been the best goalie in the NHL, though Tim Thomas tends to get the starts against the very best teams. I suppose that I could adjust rankings for strength of schedule, but I'd have to build that database from scratch and don't have the time today. Maybe next time.

1.Tuukka RaskBOS16111.610.946
2.Brian ElliottSTL22151.680.937
3.Tim ThomasBOS29182.060.935
4.Henrik LundqvistNYR33201.900.937
5.Jimmy HowardDET38271.980.926
6.Jonathan QuickLA39201.950.934
7.Martin BironNYR1291.870.927
8.Cory SchneiderVAN19102.300.927
9.Jaroslav HalakSTL24122.080.918
10.Jean-Sebastien GiguereCOL20112.120.923
11.Antti NiemiSJ34202.270.920
12.Pekka RinneNSH41242.500.922
13.Marc-Andre FleuryPIT38222.230.914
14.Tomas VokounWSH33192.530.917
15.Thomas GreissSJ1062.090.926
16.Kari LehtonenDAL27162.470.919
17.Roberto LuongoVAN32182.390.918
18.Miikka KiprusoffCGY40202.390.918
19.Sergei BobrovskyPHI17102.420.921
20.Niklas BackstromMIN28122.390.923
21.Chris MasonWPG1362.300.913
22.Richard BachmanDAL1162.480.919
23.Johan HedbergNJ21122.450.909
24.Mike SmithPHX35172.430.923
25.Jose TheodoreFLA30142.480.918
26.Nikolai KhabibulinEDM28112.410.919
27.Josh HardingMIN2082.440.925
28.Ray EmeryCHI16102.670.907
29.Jonas GustavssonTOR23132.920.906
30.Craig AndersonOTT43242.910.910
31.Carey PriceMTL40152.450.912
32.Al MontoyaNYI1762.450.917
33.Jhonas EnrothBUF2382.590.919
34.Corey CrawfordCHI34182.810.904
35.Evgeni NabokovNYI2182.500.912
36.Curtis SanfordCBJ2382.540.912
37.Martin BrodeurNJ28142.820.895
38.Ondrej PavelecWPG38152.880.909
39.Ilya BryzgalovPHI31173.000.893
40.Michal NeuvirthWSH1863.020.894
41.Semyon VarlamovCOL30143.000.899
42.Scott ClemmensenFLA1352.800.908
43.Jason LaBarberaPHX1432.820.907
44.Jonas HillerANA39132.930.903
45.Cam WardCAR41163.010.905
46.Devan DubnykEDM2063.050.903
47.James ReimerTOR1873.010.899
48.Mathieu GaronTB31123.020.899
49.Ryan MillerBUF27113.120.898
50.Andrew RaycroftDAL1023.510.898

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