# One-game Scouting Report for MIke Smith and Corey Crawford

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
From game 4 of the 2012 opening-round series between the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Black Hawks
Mike Smith's goaltending was the difference in the game, as the Phoenix netminder stopped 30 of 32 shots; including 10 saves on Chicago scoring chances.
The 6'4", 218 lbs Smith finished the regular season with a  38-18-10 record, a 2.21 goals against average, and a .933 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .914 during the regular season, and .943 during the playoffs.
The 6'2", 208 lbs. Corey Crawford finished the regular season with a 30-17-7 record, a 2.72 goals against average, and a .903 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .910 during the regular season, and .916 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.

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
Both goalies demonstrated poor rebound control while short-handed.
Smith had a below-average SH rating despite stopping all 4 shots he faced short-handed. He allowed dangerous rebounds on 3 of his 4 saves, as 3 rebounds landed in the slot. Smith made 1 successful pass while short-handed.
Crawford's rating of 1.00 was even lower than Smith's. Crawford stopped the only shot he faced short-handed, producing a dangerous rebound.

SMITH4150CRAWFORD

O REBOUND %0.2500.000O REBOUND %

SAFE REBOUND %0.0000.000SAFE REBOUND %

BIG SAVE%0.0000.000BIG SAVE%

SAVE %1.0001.000SAVE %

4150

SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS10SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS00UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

PUCK PLAYS RATION/AN/APUCK PLAYS RATIO

4150

GOALTENDER RATING1.251.00GOALTENDER RATING

4150

OVERALL GOALTENDING RATING
Smith's impressive even-strength rating of 2.02 helped push his overall rating to a slightly above-average 1.93. His rating was the product of an impressive save percentage, and solid control of the many rebounds he produced. Overall, he stopped 30 of 32 shots, and produced rebounds from 27 of those 30 saves. Impressively, only 12 of those 27 rebounds ended up in the slot. He made 10 saves on Chicago scoring chances.
Crawford's even-strength rating of 1.81 also helped his overall rating. His overall rating was saved by his ability to keep the many rebounds he did produce out of the slot. Overall, he stopped 16 of 18 shots, and allowed rebounds from 15 of those 16 saves. He did a great job allowing only 6 of those 15 rebounds to land in the slot, and he made 4 saves on Phoenix scoring chances.

SMITH4150CRAWFORD

O REBOUND %0.1000.063O REBOUND %

SAFE REBOUND %0.5560.600SAFE REBOUND %

BIG SAVE%0.3330.250BIG SAVE%

SAVE %0.9380.842SAVE %

4150

SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS1410SUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS30UNSUCCESSFUL PUCK PLAYS

PUCK PLAYS RATIO4.67N/APUCK PLAYS RATIO

4150

GOALTENDER RATING1.931.75GOALTENDER RATING

4150

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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