Here are two somewhat opposing viewpoints on the value of a win.
"I take a lot of pride in winning hockey games," Martin Brodeur said. "Stats are good, but wins really show the success you have. When I look at my years, I always look at wins." (From Hockeygoalies.org)
“All I gotta do is let one more in and I’ve got the win.” Marty Turco, 2007 NHL All-Star Game. (Watch the YouTube clip here).