Today, the NWHL
for the entire league. This is an extremely progressive move that highlights how serious the league is in regards to engaging with their fans (ahem NHL).
I created a quick viz to show who the teams spent their money on, and from which country the athlete hails.
In episode 8 of the
Garage League Podcast
dredged up long-repressed memories of the 2011-12 Penguins-Flyers series (they also had an intelligent conversation with
That series was memorable for a couple reasons (
), but they also brought up an interesting piece of trivia: Marc-Andre Fleury’s 83.4% save percentage was the worst save percentage for a goalie with at least 5 games played in a playoff year.
2011-12 was probably the peak year of this generation of Penguins. That year, the team was 55.4% Fenwick , #1 in Fenwick For/60, and #4 in Fenwick Against/60. Unfortunately, the goaltending unraveled what could have been a great playoff run.
Using data from Hockey-Reference, I put together an interactive viz on how goalies have performed in the playoffs since 1983-84 (as far back as we have save % data). Find your own heroes and scapegoats using the search bar (and be sure to look at the second tab to search by team).