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Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part III

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After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps concludes their series in looking at all 32 situations in the net. Today, we move on to part III, examining teams ranking 10th to 1st in terms of combined goalie cap hits for the 2022-23 season. (Part I, Part II)

10. Anaheim Ducks – $7.35M (John Gibson/Anthony Stolarz)

Gibson, 29, went 18-26-11 with a .904 save percentage (.907 at five-on-five, including .834 at high-danger, and .894 on the penalty-kill), 3.19 goals-against average ( 2.94 at five-on-five, including 1.48 at high-danger), one shutout, and a -11.93 five-on-five goals-saved above average (7.33 with a man short) in 56 games in 2021-22.

Stolarz, 23, recorded a 12-8-3 record, .917 save percentage (.919 at five-on-five, including .836 at high-danger, and .917 on the penalty-kill), 2.67 goals-against average (2.45 at five-on-five, including 1.27 at high-danger), three shutouts, and a 2.01 five-on-five goals-saved above average (6.84 while playing behind a penalty kill).

9. Detroit Red Wings – $7.75M (Villie Husso/Alex Nedeljkovic)

Husso, 27, posted a 25-7-6 record, .919 save percentage (.926 at five-on-five, including .850 at high-danger, and .888 on the penalty-kill), 2.56 goals-against average (2.38 at five-on-five, including 1.14 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a 9.75 five-on-five goals-saved above average (3.33 on the penalty kill) in 40 games with the St. Louis Blues during 2021-22.

Nedeljkovic, 26, went 20-24-9 with a .901 save percentage (.861 both at five-on-five, including .800 at high-danger, and while his team was playing down a man), 3.31 goals-against average (2.91 at five-on-five, including 1.57 at high-danger), a -5.46 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-0.86 on the penalty kill), and four shutouts last season.

8. Vegas Golden Knights – $8.091667M (Robin Lehner/Laurent Brossoit/Logan Thompson)

Lehner, 31, tallied a 23-17-2 record, .907 save percentage (.913 at five-on-five, including .825 at high-danger, and .859 on the penalty kill), 2.83 goals-against average ( 2.55 at five-on-five, including 1.50 at high-danger), a shutout, and a -2.81 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-0.97 on the penalty kill) in 44 games.

Brossoit, 29, earned a 10-9-3 record, .895 save percentage (.912 at five-on-five, including .844 at high-danger, and .812 on the penalty-kill), 2.90 goals-against average (2.32 at five-on-five, including 1.27 at high-danger), a shutout, and a 9.75 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-4.51 on the penalty kill) in 24 outings last season.

Thompson, 29, went 10-5-3 with a .914 save percentage (.922 at five-on-five, including .829 at high-danger, and .867 on the penalty-kill), 2.68 goals-against average ( 2.35 at five-on-five, including 1.31 at high-danger), one shutout, and a 2.88 five-on-five goals-saved above average (0.11 with a man short) in 19 NHL games in 2021-22. Additionally, he also turned in a .920 save percentage and 2.77 goals-against average in 26 AHL games.

7. New York Islanders – $9M (Semyon Varlamov/Ilya Sorokin)

Varlamov, 34, went 10-17-2 with a .911 save percentage (.909 at five-on-five, including .817 at high-danger, and .908 on the penalty-kill), 2.91 goals-against average ( 2.97 at five-on-five, including 1.71 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a -5.42 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (5.08 when playing behind a PK unit) in 31 games last season.

Sorokin, 26, tallied a 26-18-8 record, .925 save percentage (.936 at five-on-five, including .883 at high-danger, and .889 on the penalty-kill), 2.40 goals-against average (2.03 at five-on-five, including 1.03 at high-danger), seven shutouts, and a 26.77 five-on-five goals-saved above average (4.76 on the penalty kill) in 52 games.

6. New Jersey Devils – $10.325M (Jonathan Bernier/Vitek Vanecek/MacKenzie Blackwood)

Bernier, 33, went 4-4-1 with a .902 save percentage (.922 at five-on-five, including .766 at high-danger, and .818 on the penalty-kill), 3.06 goals-against average ( 2.28 at five-on-five, including 1.67 at high-danger), and a 1.24 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (5.08 on the penalty kill) in 10 games last season.

Vanecek, 26, earned a 20-12-6 record with a .908 save percentage (.926 at-five-on-five, including .850 at high-danger, and .859 with a man short), a 2.67 goals- against average (2.10 at five-on-five), and a 8.73 five-on-five goals-saved above average (5.76 at high-danger, -0.86 on the penalty kill) in 42 games with the Washington Capitals.

Blackwood, 25, tallied a 9-10-4 record, .892 save percentage (.898 at five-on-five, including .758 at high-danger, and .887 on the penalty-kill), 3.39 goals-against average (3.29 at five-on-five, including 1.98 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a -11.16 five-on-five goals-saved above average (1.60 on the penalty kill) in 25 games.

5. Tampa Bay Lightning – $10.4M (Andrei Vasilevskiy/Brian Elliott)

Vasilevskiy, 28, posted a 39-18-5 record, .916 save percentage (.926 at five-on-five, including .823 at high-danger, on top of .861 when shorthanded), 2.49 goals-against average ( 2.19 at five-on-five, including 1.43 at high-danger), 14.55 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-0.97 high-danger and -1.10 on the penalty kill), and two shutouts in 63 outings a season aug.

Elliott, 37, finished last year 11-4-3 with a .912 save percentage (.923 at five-on-five, including .824 at high-danger, and .878 on the penalty kill), 2.43 goals-against average (2.08 at five-on-five, including 1.08 at high-danger), a shutout, and a 2.65 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-0.19 at high-danger and 1.08 while shorthanded) in 19 games.

4. Los Angeles Kings – $10.8M (Jonathan Quick/Cal Petersen)

Quick, 36, went 23-13-9 with a .910 save percentage (.925 at five-on-five, including .842 at high-danger, and .840 on the penalty-kill), 2.59 goals-against average ( 2.10 at five-on-five, including 1.31 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a 8.66 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (-4.59 on the penalty kill) in 46 games last season.

Petersen, 27, tallied a 20-14-2 record, .895 save percentage (.906 at five-on-five, including .831 at high-danger, and .836 on the penalty-kill), 2.89 goals-against average (2.51 at five-on-five, including 1.39 at high-danger), a -8.02 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-4.08 on the penalty kill), and three shutouts in 37 games.

3. Florida Panthers – $10.925M (Sergei Bobrovsky/Spencer Knight)

Bobrovsky, 33, went 39-7-3 with a .913 save percentage (.918 at five-on-five, including .854 at high-danger, and .899 on the penalty kill), 2.67 goals-against average (2.39 at five-on-five, including 1.32 at high-danger), three shutouts, and a 3.00 five-on-five goals-saved above average (including 10.28 high-danger and 8.73 on the penalty kill) in 54 games in 2021- 22.

Knight, 21, posted a 19-9-3 record, .909 save percentage (.925 at five-on-five, including .868 at high-danger, and .847 on the penalty kill), 2.74 goals-against average ( 2.15 at five-on-five, including 1.05 at high-danger), 6.21 five-on-five goals-saved above average (7.70 high-danger, -2.97 on the penalty kill), and two shutouts in 32 games.

2. Seattle Kraken – $11.4M (Philipp Grubauer/Chris Driedger/Martin Jones)

Grubauer, 30, went 18-31-5 with a .889 save percentage (.895 at five-on-five, including .774 at high-danger, and .850 on the penalty kill), 3.16 goals-against average (2.96 at five-on-five, including 1.61 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a -25.01 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-3.02 on the penalty kill) in 55 games during 2021-22.

Driedger, 28, collected a 9-14-1 record, .899 save percentage (.920 at five-on-five, including .819 at high-danger, and .792 on the penalty-kill), 2.96 goals-against average (2.27 at five-on-five, including 1.40 at high-danger), one shutout, and a 2.15 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-7.67 while playing behind a penalty kill) in 27 games. Driedger will be out until sometime between January and March with a torn ACL.

Jones, 32, earned a 12-18-3 record with a .900 save percentage (.908 at five-on-five, including .796 at high-danger, and .856 on the penalty-kill), 3.42 goals-against average (3.11 at five-on-five, including 1.81 at high-danger), and -7.41 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-1.27 on the penalty kill) in 35 games with the Philadelphia Flyers.

  1. Montreal Canadiens – $14.375M (Carey Price/Jake Allen/Sam Montembault)

Price, 34, went 1-4-0 with an .878 save percentage (.876 at five-on-five, including .750 at high-danger, and .913 on the penalty-kill), 3.63 goals-against average ( 3.66 at five-on-five, including 2.19 at high-danger), and a -4.82 five-on-five goals-saved above average (1.11 on the penalty kill) at the end of last season. I have added an .867 save percentage in an AHL contest.

Allen, 31, posted a 9-20-4 record, .905 save percentage (.921 at five-on-five, including .823 at high-danger, and .856 on the penalty kill), 3.30 goals-against average ( 2.68 at five-on-five, including 1.68 at high-danger), 4.40 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-1.54 shorthanded), and two shutouts in 35 outings.

Montembault, 25, went 8-18-6 with an .891 save percentage (.913 at five-on-five, including .803 at high-danger, and .852 on the penalty kill), 3.77 goals-against average (2.91 at five-on-five, including 1.89 at high-danger), -2.55 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-5.50 at high-danger, -2.46 on the penalty kill), and a shutout in 38 games. He also turned in a .918 save percentage and 2.55 goals-against average in two AHL contests.

I left

Part II

By Harrison Brown

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