Ritter’s Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

November 5th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Net Gains

With about a dozen games in the books in the 2010-11 NHL season, there are a ton of surprises out there, none more prevalent than the number of goaltenders that are succeeding early on.

Boston Bruins netminder Tim Thomas (one season after losing his starter’s role) is putting up some pretty unbelievable numbers, going an incredible 7-0-0 to start the season to go along with his mind-blowing .977 save percentage and minuscule 0.72 goals against average.

As good as Thomas has been, there are a number of goalies out there that have been lights out. St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak is putting to rest any debate over which goaltender (Carey Price or Halak) is the better goalie, posting a 7-1-1 record, 1.53 GAA, .940 save percentage and three shutouts.

The biggest surprise would be the play of Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who has posted an 8-1-0 record to go along with his .942 save percentage and 1.64 GAA.

Honorable mention goes to Philadelphia Flyers rookie sensation Sergei Bobrovsky, who, in the face of adversity, has stepped into the starter's role and helped provide the Flyers with one of their hottest start ...

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