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Time to learn more about the current status of goaltenders in the NHL with our latest investigation!
What are we measuring here? We want to know if the amount of goals against has to do with the amount of shots against for a goaltender. For this investigation, the top ten goaltenders in goals against were used along with their numbers for shots against.
Top Ten (from hockey-reference.com):
Frederik Andersen (TOR)- 64 GA, 786 SA
Cam Talbot (EDM)- 61 GA, 629 SA
Matthew Murray (PIT)- 58 GA, 617 SA
John Gibson (ANA)- 57 GA, 715 SA
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR)- 57 GA, 684 SA
Craig Anderson (OTT)- 56 GA, 504 SA
Jake Allen (STL)- 55 GA, 589 SA
Mike Smith (CGY)- 54 GA, 713 SA
Jimmy Howard (DET)- 53 GA, 621 SA
Robin Lehner (BUF)- 52 GA, 537 SA
Devan Dubnyk (MIN)- 52 GA, 592 SA
Brian Elliott (PHI)- 52 GA, 548 SA
Ben Bishop (DAL)- 52 GA, 581 SA
Observed r: 0.624
True correlation between goals against and shot attempts is positive because 2% were above the observed r of 0.624 presented above. So this means that there is a good chance that these two variables are related!
With a larger sample size, we will know if they truly are correlated BUT this is a start.
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