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The Back-Ups Strike Back

By Jean-Pierre Collette - January 22, 2002

Often, the back-up job for a goaltender is not easy. You only play once or twice a month, your teammates, your coach and your fans are not always behind you.

This season, it seems to be a bit different for the back-up goalies. Many of them are doing better a job than the starting goalie of their team.

GoalieMania found 11 teams in which the back-up goaltender had better numbers than the starting goalie. Some peoples could say that back-up goalies often play against weaker teams. But let's just give some credits to those poor back-up goalies...they really need it!

Number 1 and 2 goalies in October
Save % GAA Win %
ANAHEIM
1 Steve Sheild 0.905 2.79 27.3%
2 J-Sebastien Giguere 0.918 2.22 37.9%

ADVANTAGE:

Giguere Giguere Giguere
ATLANTA
1 Damian Rhodes 0.893 3.68 19.2%
2 Milan Hnilicka 0.907 3.31 35.7%

ADVANTAGE:

Hnilicka Hnilicka Hnilicka
CAROLINE
1 Arthus Irbe 0.890 2.93 51.9%
2 Tom Barraso 0.908 2.65 48.0%

ADVANTAGE:

Barasso Barasso Barasso
COLUMBUS
1 Ron Tugnutt 0.906 2.67 28.8%
2 Marc Denis 0.917 2.61 40.9%

ADVANTAGE:

Denis Denis Denis
DALLAS
1 Ed Belfour 0.897 2.62 47.2%
2 Marty Turco 0.919 2.21 66.7%

ADVANTAGE:

Turco Turco Turco
DETROIT
1 Dominik Hasek 0.911 2.19 70.5%
2 Manny Legace 0.936 1.86 85.0%

ADVANTAGE:

Legace Legace Legace
LOS ANGELES
1 Félix Potvin 0.905 2.38 47.1%
2 Jamie Storr 0.923 1.89 60.7%

ADVANTAGE:

Storr Storr Storr
MINNESOTA
1 Manny Fernandez 0.895 3.00 43.8%
2 Dwayne Roloson 0.907 2.68 0.4%

ADVANTAGE:

Roloson Roloson Fernandez
NEW-JERSEY
1 Martin Brodeur 0.898 2.41 50.0%
2 J-F Damphousse 0.903 2.29 33.3%

ADVANTAGE:

Damphousse Damphousse Brodeur
NEW-YORK RANGERS
1 Mike Richter 0.910 2.93 50.0%
2 Dan Blackburn 0.911 2.93 37.5%

ADVANTAGE:

Blackburn Richter
OTTAWA
1 Patrick Lalime 0.900 2.53 50.0%
2 Jani Hurme 0.916 2.33 66.7%

ADVANTAGE:

Hurme Hurme Hurme


 

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