Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Brodeur Ties Sawchucks Shutout Record

December 7th was a huge day for New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. It was a day that will never be forgoton. He tied Terry Sawchucks all time shutout record with 103 shutouts. They played the Buffalo Sabres and won 3-0. Brodeur faced a total of 22 shots. This was his second shutout of the season and he only needs one more to be the new record holder for most shutouts.

The next closest active goalie is Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings with 50 shutouts. If Brodeur plays 4 more games he will have tied Patrick Roy's record for most games played. Brodeur now holds the record for: most wins, tied for most shutouts, and extremely close to most games played.

Brodeur has been having a great season so far. He has a GAA of 2.11 and a SV% of 0.922. He also has the most wins of all NHL goalies this season so far. He has posted 18 wins in only 26 games.

Heres a little video with Martin Brodeurs top 10 saves of all time.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Marc-Andre Fleury Leading the League in Wins

With a total of 17 wins in 24 games, Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins leads all NHL goalies in the wins column. After playing amazing in the 2009 playoffs and taking home the cup it seems that his performance has only been going up. He has posted a 2.45 GAA and 0.905 SV%. Usually after a team wins the cup their not as good the following year but it seems that every year that passes by Fleury just keeps getting better and better. I sure hope he can keep this up so he can give his team another shot at the cup.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tomas Vokoun Beaten By His Own Player

On November 30th the Florida Panthers faced off against the Atlanta Thrasher. It was early in the game when the Thrashers Ilya Kovalchuck got the second goal of the game at 8:54. The Panthers defenceman Keith Ballard tried to break his stick over the goal post in frustration but accidentally hit his goaltender Tomas Vokoun across the head. Vokound went down with blood flowing from his ear. He was down on the ice for about 10 minutes before being put onto a stretcher and Scott Clemmensen stepping up in goal.

''He's probably pretty bummed. Nobody feels worse than Keith,'' Florida GM Randy Sexton said. ''There was no internal ear damage, just a laceration. They stitched him up, took a CAT scan and there's no additional injuries.''

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ryan Miller Leading The Stats

Buffalo Sabres netminder Ryan Miller has always been good, but this year he has been so much more than that. So far this has been his best season by far. He leads all NHL goalies in save percentage, goals against average, and shutouts.

He has played 21 games with 15 wins, 4 losses, and 2 overtime losses. His GAA is a stellar 1.84 and his SV% is 0.937. The next closest goalie in GAA is over 2 and the next closest SV% is 0.931. He also is tied in first among all goalies in shutouts with 3.

In his last game against the Toronto Maple Leafs he faced 38 shots and none got past him. This is great that he is playing so good in front of Brian Burke (president and GM of the Leafs) because he is assembling the Olympic Team USA hockey team.

"Their goalie over there has stolen two games against us," said Leafs forward Matt Stajan. "I don't know what it is. Maybe his Team U.S. coach and GM are on our side, he wants to prove something? I don't know what it is, but he's one of the best and you've got to give him credit."