Save percentage

Seven-game moving average: a simple average of the seven most trecent performances for the goaltender

Braden Holtby

Washington Capitals

Marc-Andre Fleury

Las Vegas Golden Knights

0.90

0.85

Braden Holtby started the season strong for Washington, producing an above-average .916 save percentage from October through January.

Marc-Andre Fleury was diagnosed with a concussion in mid-October, when he had a 3-1-0 record with a .925 save percentage in four appearances.

0.913

0.932

0.95

Then Holtby stopped 444 of 501 shots against for the remainder of the regular season, a save percentage of .886.

A three-time Cup winner, Fleury is 12-3 with a 0.947 save percentage this postseason.

0.848

End of

regular

season

Playoffs

begin

0.96

After recording a league-leading nine shutouts last season, Holtby’s had none this season until games 6 and 7 against Tampa Bay.

0.941

0.919

FINALS SAVE PERCENTAGE FOR

WINNING GOALIE (1988-2017)

AVG

0.90

0.95

0.85

0.926

Worst: 0.87

1987-88

Grant Fuhr,

Edmonton

Oilers

Fleury:

Best: 0.974

1995-96

Patrick Roy,

Colorado

Avalanche

2008-09:

0.916

Braden Holtby

Marc-Andre Fleury

Washington Capitals

Las Vegas Golden Knights

0.90

0.85

Braden Holtby started the season strong for Washington, producing an above-average .916 save percentage from October through January.

Marc-Andre Fleury was diagnosed with a concussion in mid-October, when he had a 3-1-0 record with a .925 save percentage in four appearances. The 33-year-old returned in December.

0.913

0.932

Then Holtby, the former Vezina Trophy winner, stopped 444 of 501 shots against for the remainder of the regular season, a save percentage of .886.

0.95

0.848

End of

regular

season

After recording a league-leading nine shutouts last season, Holtby’s had none this season until games 6 and 7 against Tampa Bay.

Playoffs

begin

0.96

A three-time Cup winner, Fleury is 12-3 with a 0.947 save percentage this postseason.

0.941

0.919

FINALS SAVE PERCENTAGE FOR

WINNING GOALIE (1988-2017)

FINALS SAVE PERCENTAGE FOR WINNING GOALIE (1988-2017)

Average:

0.90

0.95

0.85

0.926

Worst: 0.87

1987-88

Grant Fuhr,

Edmonton

Oilers

Fleury:

Best: 0.974

1995-96

Patrick Roy,

Colorado

Avalanche

2008-09:

0.916

FINALS SAVE PERCENTAGE

FOR WINNING GOALIE

(1988-2017)

Braden Holtby

Marc-Andre Fleury

Washington Capitals

Las Vegas Golden Knights

A three-time Cup winner, Fleury is 12-3 with a 0.947 save percentage this postseason.

End of

regular

season

Playoffs

begin

Best: 0.974

1995-96

Patrick Roy,

Colorado

Avalanche

Marc-Andre Fleury was diagnosed with a concussion in mid-October, when he had a 3-1-0 record with a .925 save percentage in four appearances. The 33-year-old returned in December.

0.96

0.95

0.95

0.941

0.932

Average:

0.926

0.919

Fleury:

0.913

2008-09: 0.916

0.90

0.90

Worst: 0.87

1987-88

Grant Fuhr,

Edmonton

Oilers

Braden Holtby started the season strong for Washington, producing an above-average .916 save percentage from October through January.

Then Holtby, the former Vezina Trophy winner, stopped 444 of 501 shots against for the remainder of the regular season, a save percentage of .886.

After recording a league-leading nine shutouts last season, Holtby’s had none this season until games 6 and 7 against Tampa Bay.

0.848

0.85

0.85

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

Regular season vs. playoffs

Both Holtby and Fleury are playing better in the playoffs than they did during the regular season. Here is the save percentage among all playoff goaltenders since 2005-06 with a minimum of 10 regular season games played.

Regular

season

0.85

0.90

0.95

0.85

BETTER IN

REGULAR

SEASON

Playoffs

0.90

Holtby

Fleury

0.95

BETTER IN

PLAYOFFS

1.00

Holtby

Fleury

0.95

BETTER IN REGULAR

SEASON

0.90

Regular

season

BETTER IN PLAYOFFS

0.85

0.90

0.85

0.95

1.00

Playoffs

Save percentages, by situation

Even strength

Holtby

Fleury

Penalty kill

Overall

Expected,

based on scenario

Low-danger chances

Shot attempts

originating

above the

faceoff circles.

High-danger chances

Shots in the slot and

the crease.

WORSE

Medium-danger

chances

Shot attempts

originating in the

high slot and sides of

the net.

BETTER

Even strength

Holtby

Fleury

Penalty kill

Overall

Expected,

based on scenario

High-danger chances

Shots in the slot and

the crease.

Low-danger chances

Shot attempts originating

above the faceoff circles.

Worse

Medium-danger chances

Shot attempts originating

in the high slot and sides

of the net.

Better

Goal locations in the playoffs

Holtby is most vulnerable low on his blocker side, where he has let in 22 percent of his goals. Against Fleury, shoot high on his glove side, where nearly one in five goals have been scored against the Golden Knights.

Holtby

Fleury

GLOVE

SIDE

BLOCKER

SIDE

14%

7%

3%

19%

11%

7%

5%

5%

3%

7%

5%

0%

7%

7%

16%

11%

0%

11%

11%

7%

5%

0%

0%

0%

22%

15%

Holtby

Fleury

7%

19%

14%

3%

11%

7%

5%

5%

3%

7%

5%

BLOCKER

SIDE

0%

GLOVE

SIDE

11%

16%

7%

11%

7%

0%

22%

11%

15%

7%

5%

0%

0%

0%

Chris Alcantara and Mike Hume contributed to this report

About this story

Sources: Save percentage data is from Hockey Reference. Situational save percentages are from Corsica. Goal location data from Upper Hand, Inc. via getupperhand.com

Holtby photo by Patrick Smith, Fleury photo by Jason Halstead/Getty Images

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