Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick, Corey Crawford and the Top 20 Goalies with the Best Postseason Save Percentages Ever

Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick And Corey Crawford Have Three Of The Best Career Postseason Save Percentages

Henrik Lundqvist, Jonathan Quick And Corey Crawford Have Three Of The Best Career Postseason Save Percentages

Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers are Stanley Cup Finals bound, and Lundqvist is bringing with him one of the best postseason save percentages in history with him.

Trouble is, they’ll be facing either the Los Angeles KingsJonathan Quick or the Chicago BlackhawksCorey Crawford – both of whom are right there with Lundqvist.

Amazingly, the three goalies are 4-5-6 all-time amongst all goalies in Stanley Cup Playoffs career save percentage (minimum 50 games played).

Tim Thomas just makes the cut to take the top spot, and Dominik Hasek, third overall, is first amongst 100-gamers.

How good has postseason goaltending become? A full 50 percent of the top 20 ever are still playing.

  GOALIE POSTSEASON SAVE PERCENTAGE POSTSEASON GAMES PLAYED POSTSEASON TEAMS
1. Tim Thomas* 0.9326 51 Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars
2. Jean-Sebastien Giguere 0.9253 52 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim / Anaheim Ducks
3. Dominik Hasek 0.9251 119 Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings
4. Jonathan Quick** 0.9236 69 Los Angeles Kings
5. Henrik Lundqvist** 0.9221 87 New York Rangers
6. Corey Crawford** 0.9219 54 Chicago Blackhawks
7. Miikka Kiprusoff* 0.9210 56 San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames
8. Ed Belfour 0.9198 161 Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs
9. Martin Brodeur* 0.9186 205 New Jersey Devils
10. Dwayne Roloson 0.9184 50 Buffalo Sabres, Minnesota Wild, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning
11. Patrick Roy 0.9183 247 Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche
12. Nikolai Khabibulin* 0.9170 72 Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks
13. Curtis Joseph 0.9167 133 St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Calgary Flames
14. Chris Osgood 0.9162 129 Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues
15. Roberto Luongo* 0.9159 64 Vancouver Canucks
16. Ryan Miller* 0.9147 53 Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues
17. John Vanbiesbrouck 0.9146 71 New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers
18. Jose Theodore* 0.9119 56 Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers
19. Ken Wregget 0.9109 56 Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins
20. Felix Potvin 0.9101 72 Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings

* Active as of 2013-14

** Still active in 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs as of date of this post

By the way…what is save percentage anyway? It’s number of saves divided by save chances (or shots against).

Photos: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images via nydailynews.com / wattpad.com / rantsports.com

Posted on May 29, 2014, in NHL Hockey and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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