Wednesday, July 29, 2009
And stated for truth at PuckDaddy - Johan Hedberg: Shootout God. According to NHL.com, he holds the league all-time record for SV% in shootouts at .820. That's 11 goals allowed on 61 shots. Fear the pokecheck! He also leads with winning percentage at .800, or 12-3.
Check your "that looks like his regular season SV%" jokes at the door. Hedberg had a good one for back-up goalies (as well as a decent GAA) until he signed with the defensive black hole that were the Thrashers for a while, he was the only goalie who managed to have a winning record last season, and posted a .928 SV% in the 2 playoff games he played for the Thrashers in 2007 with a 2.56 GAA. Compare with Kari's .849 SV% and a 5.59 GAA.
Some people have an irrational love of Kari, and that is fine. I know Hedberg's flaws, but sorry - he's still my fave Thrasher hands down. He might not be the best, but that's never been a qualifying factor for me.
Posted by Laura (aka Hildymac) at Wednesday, July 29, 2009