Thursday, April 15, 2010

2009-2010 Regular Season Grades: Goaltenders

by Anne

Here is my assessment of both teams' goaltenders.

 #30 Ryan Miller
Buffalo Sabres
68 starts, 41W, 2.22, .929%, 5SO

I don't need to say much more about this loser. Who needs him?!
Grade: Vezina+

#31 Erik Ersberg
Los Angeles Kings
7 starts, 4W, 2.54, .906%

Ersberg's stats aren't as bad as they might seem when looking at how much he's played. He's an ok back-up.
Grade: B-

 #32 Jonathan Quick
Los Angeles Kings
72 starts, 39W, 2.52, .907%, 4SO
If it weren't for Quickie, the Kings would've been much worse off. However, his stats are not earth-shattering. He's a solid goaltender but he's not elite. He stole a few games, but not many. He also played way too many and it started to show at the end of the season.
Grade: B+

 #40 Patrick Lalime
 Buffalo Sabres
13 starts, 4W, 2.81, .907%

Yeah. Ok. He played better when put in as relief of Miller the three times it might've happened. He's ok. He and the team meshed better towards the end of the season but, meh.
Grade: B-


#45 Jonathan Bernier
Los Angeles Kings
3 starts, 3 W, 1.30, .957%, 1 SO

Look at the Kings goalies above stats and then look at these. I think the future is clear.
Grade: A+

Sabres goaltending: A-
Kings: (w/o Bernier): B

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