# One-game Scouting Report for James Reimer and Tuuka Rask

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
From game 1 of the 2013 opening-round series between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs
Reimer with an impressive short-handed save-percentage
The 6'2", 208 lbs Reimer finished the regular season with a  19-8-5 record, a 2.46 goals against average, and a .926 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .910 during the regular season, and had never played a playoff game before this season.
The 6'3", 180 lbs. Tuuka Rask finished the regular season with a 19-10-5  record, a 2.00 goals against average, and a .929 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .927 during the regular season, and .912 during the playoffs.
My scouting reports for goalies focus on their ability to make saves, make big saves, and control rebounds. 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.

I also track how a goalie controls the puck. I 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
Reimer's save-percentage carried his short-handed rating, while Rask struggled keeping the short-handed rebounds he produced out of the slot.Thanks to his save percentage and despite his rebound control, Reimer produced a slightly above-average SH rating. He stopped 13 of 14 shots while short-handed, but allowed 9 rebounds from those 13 saves. Five of those 9 rebounds landed in the slot, and he made 3 saves on Boston scoring-chances.
Rask's brutal short-handed rating of 1.42 was hurt by his save percentage, as well as his inability to keep the rebounds he allowed out of the slot.  He stopped 3 of the 4 shots he faced short-handed, and produced rebounds from 2 of his 3 saves; both of the rebounds he allowed landed in the slot.

O REBOUND %0.3080.333O REBOUND %

SAFE REBOUND %0.4440.000SAFE REBOUND %

BIG SAVE%0.2310.333BIG SAVE%

SAVE %0.9290.750SAVE %

3440

SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS00SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS00UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

PUCK PLAYS RATION/AN/APUCK PLAYS RATIO

3440

GOALTENDER RATING1.911.42GOALTENDER RATING

3440

OVERALL GOALTENDING RATING
Reimer's even-strength rating of 2.00 helped push his overall rating to 1.99. His rating was the product of an exceptional ability to keep the even-strength rebounds he did allow out of the slot. Overall, he stopped 36 of 40 shots, and produced dangerous rebounds on only 11 of those 36 saves. He made 9 saves on Boston scoring chances.
Rask's impressive even-strength rating of  2.41 saved his overall rating. Overall, he stopped 19 of 20 shots, and allowed rebounds from 12 of those 19 saves. He allowed only 6 of those 12 rebounds to land in the slot, and he made 8 saves on Toronto scoring chances.
In terms of puck-handling, Reimer did not attempt any passes during the game, while Rask was near perfect; completing 9 of his 10 attempted passes. Neither goalie attempted to dump the puck out of the defensive-zone during the game.

NO REBOUND %0.2220.400NO REBOUND %

SAFE REBOUND %0.6070.500SAFE REBOUND %

BIG SAVE%0.2500.400BIG SAVE%

SAVE %0.9000.952SAVE %

3440

SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS09SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS01UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

PUCK PLAYS RATION/A9.00PUCK PLAYS RATIO

3440

GOALTENDER RATING1.982.25GOALTENDER RATING

3440

Please keep in mind, these are simply one-game scouting reports. As such, they are only meant to reflect each goalie's play during this one game.

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