Despite some strong even-strength goaltending by Roberto Luongo, the Vancouver Canucks lost the first game of their opening-round series against the Los Angeles Kings. Luongo produced one of the highest ratings calculated to-date, while Jonathan Quick's rating was just slightly above average.
The 6'1", 214 lbs Quick finished the regular season with a 31-14-8 record, a 2.41 goals against average, and a .919 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .916 during the regular season, and .901 during the playoffs.
The 6'3", 217 lbs. Luongo finished the regular season with a 35-21-13 record, a 1.95 goals against average, and a .929 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .919 during the regular season, and .917 during the playoffs.
My scouting reports for goalies focus on their ability to make saves, make big saves, control rebounds, and maintain good balance. The results of these attributes are added together to produce the goaltender's rating. The highest possible rating is 4.00, while the lowest possible rating is 0.00. The higher the value the better a goalie has played.
The first number involved in the calculation is the percentage of saves a goalie makes without giving up a rebound. For example, if a goalie makes 10 saves and gives up only 1 rebound his "no rebound percentage" is .900. Again, the higher the number, the better a goalie performs.
The next number in the calculation is the percentage of safe rebounds a goalie gives up for each rebound allowed. Rebounds deflected outside of the main slot are considered safe. As such, a safe rebound is defined as a rebound outside of an imaginary line drawn from each goalpost to the corresponding board-side hash mark. As an example of this calculation, if a goalie gives up 10 rebounds and deflects 9 of those pucks outside the slot, his "safe rebound percentage" is .900. Again, the higher the number, the better a goalie performs.
The next number is the percentage of saves that would be considered "big saves". A big save is defined as any save made on a play that would be considered a traditional scoring chance. As an example of this calculation, if a goalie makes 5 big saves on 20 shots his "big save percentage" would be .250. Once again, the higher the number, the better a goalie performs.
We also track how a goalie controls the puck. We do this by tracking his successful or unsuccessful pass-attempts, as well as his successful or unsuccessful attempts to dump the puck out of his zone. The resulting numbers are used to produce a ratio of successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.
SHORT-HANDED GOALTENDING RATING
Luongo's low save-percentage, and inability to control the placement of the few rebounds he allowed hurt his short-handed rating. He stopped 10 of 12 shots, and allowed only 4 rebounds. That said, all 4 of the rebounds he allowed landed in the slot. He did not make any saves on shots that would be considered traditional scoring chances, and ended up with a short-handed goaltending rating of 1.43.
Quick's higher rating is the product of a perfect short-handed save-percentage, and solid rebound control. He stopped all 4 shots he faced; allowing just 1 rebound from those 4 saves. None of his saves were made on shots that would be considered scoring chances; giving him a short-handed goaltending rating of 1.75.
O REBOUND %0.6000.750O REBOUND %
SAFE REBOUND %0.0000.000SAFE REBOUND %
BIG SAVE%0.0000.000BIG SAVE%
SAVE %0.8331.000SAVE %
SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS11SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS00UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
PUCK PLAYS RATION/AN/APUCK PLAYS RATIO
GOALTENDER RATING1.431.75GOALTENDER RATING
OVERALL GOALTENDING RATING
Luongo's solid goaltending at even-strength buoyed his overall goaltending rating. He made a substantial amount of big saves, and controlled both the existence and placement of his rebounds. He stopped 35 of 38 shots. He allowed just 17 rebounds on those 35 saves, and only 9 of those 17 rebounds ended up in the slot. Seven of his 38 saves occurred on shots that are considered scoring chances, giving him an impressive overall goaltending rating of 2.11.
Luongo completed 3 of his 5 pass-attempts, while successfully dumping the puck out of the zone on one other occasion. This gave Luongo a puck-handling ratio of 2 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.
Quick's even-strength play also improved his overall goaltending rating to a slightly above average 1.89. His rating was carried by his save percentage, as well as his ability to keep rebounds out of the slot. He stopped 24 of 26 shots. He gave up 15 rebounds from those 24 saves, while 8 of those 15 rebounds landed in the slot. Three of his 15 saves came from shots that would be considered scoring chances.
Quick was successful with 4 of his 5 pass-attempts; giving him a puck-handling ratio of 4 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play.
NO REBOUND %0.5140.375NO REBOUND %
SAFE REBOUND %0.4710.467SAFE REBOUND %
BIG SAVE%0.2000.125BIG SAVE%
SAVE %0.9210.923SAVE %
SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS44SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS21UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS
PUCK PLAYS RATIO2.004.00
GOALTENDER RATING2.111.89GOALTENDER RATING
Keep in mind, these are only 1-game scouting reports. As such, they are only meant to represent these goalies' performances during this one game.