By: Tomas Vessio – @TomasVessio15
In the NHL thus far, we have seen horrid goaltending. In this article, we take a look at the Top 5 Worst at the goaltending position across the entire NHL.
(All Stats are based on goaltenders who have started 10 games or more).
5. Sergei Bobrovsky, Florida Panthers
Record: 23-19-6 (9th lowest in Losses)
SV%: .900 (15th lowest in NHL/ 10 GP)
GAA: 3.23 (9th lowest in NHL)
Times Pulled: 5
The first year in Sunrise, Florida for Sergei Bobrovsky has not gone as planned. Coming off a great run with the Blue Jackets and a massive contract signing on July 1st with the Panthers, Bobrovsky has not been good this season. Making 10 million dollars per season, Bobrovsky should be embarrassed his name even comes up in this conversation.
4. Michael Hutchinson, Maple Leafs/ Avalanche
Record: 5-9-1 (Tied 44th lowest in Losses)
SV%: .888 (4th lowest in NHL/ 10 GP)
GAA: 3.47 (4th lowest in NHL)
Times Pulled: 0
The backup goaltender in “The Six” did not work out at all this season. Hutchinson was set up for failure most times by playing only back to backs against very tough opponents, but to play in the NHL you have to shine against the good teams. The Leafs fans turned on him right away and was then traded to the Avs at the deadline.
3. Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks
Record: 17-21-2 (6th lowest in Losses)
SV%: .895 (8th lowest in NHL/ 10 GP)
GAA: 3.00 (21st lowest in NHL)
Times Pulled: 3
Martin Jones has been a disaster this season for the Sharks and it shows. Jones and his team have disappointed horribly with all the big stars they have on their roster. Martin Jones has also gone on four separate losing streaks of more than three games this season which hurts him and the Sharks.
2. Louis Domingue/ Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils
Record: 3-6-2 (62nd lowest in Losses)
SV%: .887 (3rd lowest in NHL/ 10 GP)
GAA: 3.53 (3rd lowest in NHL)
Times Pulled: 2
Record: 3-9-2 (Tied 44th lowest in Losses
SV%: .882 (Lowest in NHL/ 10 GP)
GAA: 3.81 (2nd lowest in NHL)
Times Pulled: 4
Probably the worst backup goalies this NHL season, Domingue and Schneider have not helped the Devils once this year. Domingue, coming off a career year (yes he was on Tampa Bay last year), absolutely showed the league that he can’t carry a bad team. Schneider on the other hand, not winning a game for almost an entire calendar year does not help his case to stay up in the big leagues.
1. Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
Record: 2-23-2 (3rd lowest in Losses)
SV%: .882 (Tied for lowest in NHL/ 10 GP)
GAA: 4.20 (Lowest in NHL)
Times Pulled: 4
The worst team in the entire NHL, by miles, has long time Red Wing, Jimmy Howard attached to them. Howard’s stats are massively down because of the team in front of him being so bad as well as his terrible play. You have to feel for Howard this season as he moves into his final years as a pro.