4:01 AM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014
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Red Wings Goaltending Analysis: Going Deeper into Jimmy Howard's Quality Starts and Really Bad Starts

Over the last few days, I've looked at Jimmy Howard to see how last season brought him down in terms of Quality Starts and at his consistency relative to other goaltenders. Today we're going to dig a bit deeper into Howard's starts to see what we can learn about the different levels of performances and how often one might lead to another. For a refresher, we're dealing with only three types of goalie performances here: Quality Start (QS): A performance where the goaltender put up a .917 or better save percentage or, if the opponent failed to get more than 20 total shots, a game where...
Winging It In Motown Aug 25, 2014
Red Wings Goaltending Analysis: Jimmy Howard and Consistency

Red Wings Goaltending Analysis: Jimmy Howard and Consistency

Last time we looked at Jimmy Howard, we focused on Quality Starts and Really Bad Starts as a way of figuring out the nature of how such a good goaltender can get to frustrate his fanbase. While Howard has been one of the best goaltenders in the NHL over the past three seasons at providing his team with a chance to win, he's also one of the more prolific among the starters at dropping crease-deuces. It seems pretty obvious from this that Jimmy Howard would also tend more towards being a little wilder from game-to-game, but the idea of looking only at the very good starts and the very bad...
Winging It In Motown Aug 24, 2014
Red Wings Goaltending Analysis: Jimmy Howard and Rebounding from a Down Year

Red Wings Goaltending Analysis: Jimmy Howard and Rebounding from a Down Year

One of the interesting parts of Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2014 as I was reading through it was the book's treatment of goaltending stats and specifically about what it meant for Jimmy Howard. Being the goalie in Detroit is always going to mean extra scrutiny and Howard has grabbed his fair share. I've tended to lean toward being positive on Howard through his career, as I feel it's justified to like a goalie who is better than a majority of other goalies and also facewashes people I don't like. However, that doesn't mean that he's above criticism. I've just always wondered why it seems...

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