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Fleury vs. Vokoun: How Much Do Goalie Statistics Matter?

Meesh Shanmugam | February 10, 2013

Even a Stanley Cup victory hasn't protected Fleury from criticism. Photo: "Cool Fleury" by michaelrighi

Even a Stanley Cup victory hasn’t protected Fleury from criticism. (Photo: “Cool Fleury” by michaelrighi)

As the Pittsburgh Penguins hit the quarter-season mark with a 3-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, fans once again started murmuring about one of the oddest goaltending “controversies” in the NHL. With an 8-4 record, Pittsburgh is currently 2nd in the Atlantic Division and has played quite well as of late. Upon further inspection though, many people have questioned how the Penguins have arrived at their 8-4 record. Incumbent starter Marc-Andre Fleury is 5-3 with a 2.46 GAA and .906 save percentage. Meanwhile, veteran backup Tomas Vokoun is 3-1 with a 2.09 GAA and .927 save percentage. Does this have the makings of a goalie controversy?

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