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Hockey stats question

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by RedCanuck, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    I was having a discussion with a coach the other day about goaltending stats, specifically, who receives a win or loss in a game where two guys play.

    I say, and this is the case in the NCAA statisticians manual, the goaltender who was in the net when the game winning goal was scored is tagged with the win or the loss.

    He says the starting goaltender is always tagged with win or loss, unless the game is tied during the time the backup is in the game.

    For example, Team A has a 3-0 lead and the goaltender is pulled. Team A retains the lead, but wins 5-3. Should the loss for Team B not go to the goaltender in net when goal four was scored? Might there be inconsistencies between a few different levels?
  2. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    A goaltender receives a win if he is on the ice when his team scores the game-winning goal.
  3. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    Yes, that much is obvious. How about a goaltender receiving a loss?
  4. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    The losing goalie is the goalie on the ice when his team allows the game-winning goal.

    If it's the only goal he allows, so be it. He still takes the loss.
  5. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    Agreed, thanks.
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    By the way, Red, what hockey coach wouldn't know that, or at least agree with it or recall it when you explain to him!?
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    As a coach, I can say that it's a situation that almost never comes up.

    In my entire playing/coaching memory, I can only think of one time where I saw a team that pulled its goalie come back and win that game.

  8. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    It happened here once so far this year. But I can't remember the last time I saw it.
  9. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    It was a junior coach, a guy who has had a book published about coaching even, and he was convinced it was that way.
  10. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Happens all the time in the league I cover. Several times a season. Already happened at least once this year.
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