Ryan Miller and the 10 Best NHL Goalies Since the Lockout

December 15th, 2010 by Scott Weldon Leave a reply »
Coming out of the lockout, the NHL made systemic changes to the way hockey was played in an attempt to encourage higher scoring games. Obstruction fouls that had become endemic were called once again. This helped free up smaller, talented players who had been literally held up in the past.

Goaltending equipment was made smaller. An effort was made to not only legislate goaltending equipment to a standard, but to regulate that standard to ensure the new rules were actually being followed.

The NHL has seen an increase in scoring. The games have been generally more exciting, with more offensive back and forth between teams.

Some goalies have suffered in the new NHL. Others seem to be flourishing and generating some all-time great save percentage numbers while playing a huge proportion of their team’s games.

Here are the 10 goalies who have have the highest save percentage since the lockout. It’s been five-and-a-third seasons since the lockout of 2004-05, with approximately 450 games these goalies could have played in. My cutoff for inclusion in this list was 225 games. These are the best save percentages among the goalies who ...

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