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PensBurgh Jul 22, 2014

The Penguins and The Kings: Team Defense

A look at team defense by examining shot totals and comparing how many scoring chances the Penguins and the Kings gave up in recent postseasons. Figuring out how well a team plays defense is a bit tricky. If we look at goals against, we end up crediting team defense when that number is due in part to goalie talent. Tuukka Rask makes Boston look better at defense than they actually are, and similarly, Ondrej Pavelec makes Winnipeg look worse. Additionally, we know that goaltender performance (and hence, goals against) can vary widely even over large samples. If we want to accurately...
Big Bad Blog | WEEI Jul 1, 2014

Chad Johnson signs with Islanders

Goaltender Chad Johnson has signed with the Islanders, making him the first Bruins free agent to depart. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the deal is for two years and $2.6 million. Johnson played well in his one season in Boston as Tuukka Rask‘€™s backup, but the team elected to not retain him given that cap [...]

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