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2007-08 4v5 Goaltender Performance

Scoring rates go way up on the power-play, making it a goaltender's toughest assignment. (Ray Emery fighting Andrew Peters doesn't count.) To quantify the difference, here's the same plot as we had for 5-on-5 play, except for 5-on-4:



As you can see, the high-scoring zone is much larger than it is for even-strength play. You can also see that teams don't take a lot of shots from tough angles (I excluded any quadrants with fewer than 10 shots in the last six seasons, resulting in some blank zones). So not only is it easier to score from a given spot on the ice, teams also take more high-probability shots, and average save percentages drop from 915 to 877.

I've reproduced the same chart as in the previous post, showing which goalies reduce their 4v5 goals-against-average by the most. Here we have a minimum of 30 minutes played, so one or two goals can skew the results considerably. Henrik Lundqvist again comes out near the top - is he really that good? Or do MSG scorers consistently report that the puck is shot from closer than it really is? [That's a subject for another post.]

PLAYER GP TOI SOG GA SPCT GAA EXGA EXSPCT EGAA DELTAGAA
MIKESMITH 12 62:55 55 4 927 3.81 8.31 848 7.92 -4.11
MATHIEUGARON 18 88:58 75 6 920 4.04 10.8 855 7.30 -3.25
FREDRIKNORRENA 15 78:01 70 4 942 3.07 8.21 882 6.31 -3.23
MARTYTURCO 25 131:09 124 12 903 5.48 18.6 849 8.55 -3.06
JONASHILLER 8 40:56 42 4 904 5.86 5.8 861 8.50 -2.63
HENRIKLUNDQVIST 31 160:05 144 15 895 5.62 21.9 847 8.21 -2.59
CHRISOSGOOD 19 105:43 80 7 912 3.97 11.5 855 6.55 -2.58
MIKAELTELLQVIST 10 46:04 48 4 916 5.20 5.85 878 7.61 -2.40
CURTISSANFORD 8 36:56 39 3 923 4.87 4.39 887 7.13 -2.25
TOMASVOKOUN 32 179:50 179 17 905 5.67 23.4 869 7.82 -2.14
BRENTJOHNSON 9 58:27 58 4 931 4.10 6.06 895 6.22 -2.11
NIKOLAIKHABIBULIN 25 143:34 126 15 880 6.26 19.9 841 8.32 -2.06
HANNUTOIVONEN 10 52:55 42 5 880 5.66 6.59 843 7.47 -1.80
MARTINBRODEUR 30 158:20 172 18 895 6.82 22.6 868 8.56 -1.74
JASONLABARBERA 22 96:47 113 14 876 8.67 16.6 852 10.3 -1.66
PASCALLECLAIRE 23 121:46 132 14 893 6.89 16.9 871 8.37 -1.47
MARCDENIS 10 37:04 32 4 875 6.47 4.8 850 7.76 -1.29
EVGENINABOKOV 35 165:43 120 13 891 4.70 16.5 862 5.99 -1.28
MARTINGERBER 24 150:51 120 13 891 5.17 16.0 866 6.37 -1.20
CAREYPRICE 17 85:47 115 15 869 10.4 16.5 856 11.5 -1.07
JOHANHOLMQVIST 30 139:18 145 17 882 7.32 19.3 866 8.33 -1.01
CRISTOBALHUET 18 87:53 86 10 883 6.82 11.4 867 7.79 -0.96
DOMINIKHASEK 18 129:34 94 13 861 6.02 15.0 840 6.96 -0.94
JOSETHEODORE 15 70:08 52 6 884 5.13 7.09 863 6.06 -0.93
RICKDIPIETRO 32 195:02 160 18 887 5.53 20.8 869 6.41 -0.87
DANELLIS 14 70:05 55 6 890 5.13 6.95 873 5.95 -0.81
RYANMILLER 31 188:19 163 19 883 6.05 20.8 872 6.62 -0.57
PATRICKLALIME 10 59:23 43 6 860 6.06 6.52 848 6.58 -0.52
JOSHHARDING 15 70:03 85 10 882 8.56 10.6 875 9.07 -0.51
ANDREWRAYCROFT 10 46:52 49 6 877 7.68 6.39 869 8.18 -0.49
EMMANUELLEGACE 23 141:07 85 10 882 4.25 11.1 869 4.73 -0.48
VESATOSKALA 29 166:53 143 19 867 6.83 20.2 858 7.27 -0.44
TIMOTHY JR.THOMAS 22 105:52 113 13 884 7.36 13.7 878 7.80 -0.44
NIKLASBACKSTROM 22 129:46 109 14 871 6.47 14.4 867 6.67 -0.19
ROBERTOLUONGO 29 164:10 161 22 863 8.04 22.4 860 8.21 -0.17
JOHANHEDBERG 20 95:44 91 12 868 7.52 12.0 867 7.54 -0.02
OLAFKOLZIG 28 160:23 168 22 869 8.23 21.9 869 8.22 0.003
J-SEBASTIENAUBIN 13 42:18 53 7 867 9.92 6.96 868 9.87 0.056
RAYEMERY 12 59:40 57 7 877 7.03 6.87 879 6.90 0.130
ALEXAULD 15 69:40 78 11 858 9.47 10.6 863 9.14 0.327
DWAYNEROLOSON 22 106:40 116 17 853 9.56 15.9 862 8.94 0.618
CAMWARD 27 146:32 144 22 847 9.00 19.9 861 8.15 0.855
MARTINBIRON 28 156:17 157 21 866 8.06 18.7 880 7.19 0.867
KARILEHTONEN 13 61:16 72 10 861 9.79 9.05 874 8.86 0.930
DANYSABOURIN 18 76:07 76 11 855 8.67 9.79 871 7.71 0.953
ILJABRYZGALOV 25 136:19 118 18 847 7.92 15.8 866 6.95 0.963
CHRISMASON 24 114:03 77 11 857 5.78 9.06 882 4.76 1.020
JEAN-SEBASTIENGIGUERE 27 159:32 156 24 846 9.02 21.0 864 7.92 1.101
MARC-ANDREFLEURY 21 98:20 104 16 846 9.76 13.5 869 8.28 1.482
PETERBUDAJ 22 91:38 86 15 825 9.82 12.2 857 8.00 1.813
MIIKKAKIPRUSOFF 35 204:31 166 29 825 8.50 21.3 871 6.25 2.250
ANTERONIITTYMAKI 8 35:56 34 7 794 11.6 5.08 850 8.48 3.205
JOHNGRAHAME 11 53:52 52 10 807 11.1 6.71 870 7.47 3.664