Goalie stats pulled from Monday February 4, 2013 through Sunday February 10, 2013.
1. Kari Lehtonen – Lehtonen led the Stars to three wins last week, stopping 76 out of 81 shots faced (.938 SV%), and allowing two goals or less in all three games. He’s been Dallas’ rock for the season so far, as the Stars have struggled to score goals.
2. Martin Brodeur – Brodeur was excellent in two of his three starts for New Jersey last week, and in three games stopped 65 out of 69 shots (.942 SV%). His early success has been a boon for the Devils, who haven’t skipped a beat after losing their captain, Zach Parise.
3. Ilya Bryzgalov – Bryzgalov continued his strong play for the Flyers last week, stopping 73 of 79 shots faced (.924 SV%). His skills competition struggles from last year continued in Philadelphia’s shootout loss to Florida, but Bryzgalov’s consistency helped the Flyers pick up seven out of eight possible points in their four game homestand.
Honorable mentions: Coming off being benched in favor of Roberto Luongo for a few games, Cory Schneider strung together two great starts for Vancouver, stopping 55 of 57 shots he faced (.965 SV%). Henrik Lundqvist has begun to right the ship after a poor start – the 2012 Vezina Trophy winner stopped 65 of 70 shots in two wins and a loss this week (.929 SV%).
Worst of the Week:
1. Brian Elliott – Elliott had an absolutely brutal week for the Blues, racking up a 0-2-1 record, and stopping just 49 of 63 shots he faced (.778 SV%). He allowed four or more goals in all three games, despite playing just 30 minutes of the game against Nashville. He’s been below the .900 mark in six of his eight games played so far this year.
2. Evgeni Nabokov – In three losses for the floundering Islanders, Nabokov allowed nine goals in three games, stopping 55 of 64 shots faced (.859 SV%).
3. Sergei Bobrovsky – The Blue Jackets netminder was subpar in both of his starts last week, stopping 38 of 43 shots (.884 SV%). He was especially poor in his team’s loss to Edmonton, in which he allowed two goals on 13 shots in 60 minutes of play.
Dishonorable mentions: Semyon Varlamov allowed six goals in two losses for Colorado, stopping 40 of 46 shots he faced (.870 SV%). Jonathan Quick stopped 57 of 65 shots (.877 SV%) in three games for LA.
2/6/13 – Viktor Fasth (Ducks) stopped 31 shots against the Avalanche.
2/7/13 – Pekka Rinne (Predators) stopped all 32 shots against the Kings.
2/9/13 – Al Montoya (Jets) was a perfect 33/33 against Ottawa.
2/9/13 – Mike Smith (Coyotes) stopped 33 shots against the Sharks in a shootout win.
2/9/13 – Antti Niemi (Sharks) was credited with a shutout, stopping 22 shots against Phoenix, but his team still fell in a shootout.
2/9/13 – James Reimer (Maple Leafs) stopped all 37 shots against Montreal.
2/9/13 – Braden Holtby (Capitals) stopped all 27 shots he faced against the Panthers.
2/10/13 – Corey Crawford (Blackhawks) stopped all 17 shots he faced against the Predators.
Lehtonen robs Teemu Selanne:
Lundqvist denies Cory Conacher:
Brodeur anticipates Chris Kunitz:
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