Sunday, October 31, 2010

Top 5 and Top 10 Save Percentages

This is a bit of a data dump post, but I wanted to post the results after compiling the number of top 5 and top 10 save percentage finishes for goalies in the post-expansion era. Note that evidence suggests that team effects were greater in the 1970s and 1980s than in the 1990s and 2000s (see this post for example), which means that it isn't fair to directly compare, say, a goalie who played on a bad team in the 1970s or a goalie who played on a great team in the 1980s with one of today's netminders.

With that in mind here's the list, with the first number being top 5 finishes and the second the number of top tens:

Patrick Roy: 9 / 15
Tony Esposito: 8 / 12
Dominik Hasek: 9 / 11
Billy Smith: 6 / 11
Ken Dryden: 6 / 8
Bernie Parent: 6 / 8
Chico Resch: 5 / 7
John Vanbiesbrouck: 4 / 7
Roberto Luongo: 3 / 7
Rogie Vachon: 1 / 7
Martin Brodeur: 4 / 6
Ed Belfour: 4 / 6
Tom Barrasso: 4 / 6
Kelly Hrudey: 3 / 6
Dan Bouchard: 3 / 6
Andy Moog: 3 / 6
Pete Peeters: 5 / 5
Gump Worsley: 4 / 5
Jacques Plante: 3 / 5
Denis Herron: 3 / 5
Doug Favell: 3 / 5
Reggie Lemelin: 3 / 5
Curtis Joseph: 2 / 5
Cesare Maniago: 2 / 5
Mike Richter: 1 / 5
Don Beaupre: 1 / 5
Tomas Vokoun: 4 / 4
Jeff Hackett: 3 / 4
Mark Fitzpatrick: 3 / 4
Nik Khabibulin: 2 / 4
Don Edwards: 2 / 4
Miikka Kiprusoff: 2 / 4
Glen Hanlon: 2 / 4
Mike Liut: 2 / 4
Sean Burke: 1 / 4
J.S. Giguere: 1 / 4
Bob Essensa: 1 / 4
Ed Giacomin: 1 / 4
Gerry Cheevers: 1 / 4
Grant Fuhr: 1 / 4
Evgeni Nabokov: 0 / 4
Marty Turco: 3 /3
Roman Cechmanek: 3 / 3
Rolie Melanson: 3 / 3
Mike Palmateer: 2 / 3
Bunny Larocque: 2 / 3
Olaf Kolzig: 2 / 3
Ron Hextall: 2 / 3
Jose Theodore: 2 / 3
Guy Hebert: 2 / 3
Daren Puppa: 2 / 3
Manny Fernandez: 2 / 3
Tim Thomas: 2 / 3
Niklas Backstrom: 2 / 3
Bruce Gamble: 1 / 3
Glenn Hall: 1 / 3
Gilles Villemure: 1 / 3
Gilles Meloche: 1 / 3
Chris Osgood: 1 / 3
Felix Potvin: 1 / 3
Ron Tugnutt: 1 / 3
Henrik Lundqvist: 1 / 3
Ryan Miller: 1 / 3
Rick Wamsley: 1 / 3
Manny Legace: 0 / 3

As a postscript, here are the goalies with 500 career games played since expansion who did not make the cut:

Mike Vernon (2/2), Bill Ranford (0/1), Kirk McLean (0/2), Greg Millen (0/1), Jocelyn Thibault (1/1), Ken Wregget (0/1), Arturs Irbe (1/1), Gary Smith (0/0), Tommy Salo (0/0), Roger Crozier (1/2), Dwayne Roloson (2/2)

3 comments:

Matteau the Magic Wrap-Around said...

I don't think I've ever had this much respect for Rejean Lemelin.

C9Zazzle said...

Tim Thomas! WOOOT

Hostpph said...

I don't think that it is a dump post. Because there are many thing that you can get for that kind of information that it isn't easy to get.