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How can two different goalies that played on the same day, different games both make 33 saves have the same save percentage .971 and both allow 1 goal have different goals against averages. One has a 1.00 and the other has .093.
If it is because one played 5minutes longer due to an overtime I don't think that is a fair way to calculate GAA.
GAA is based on minutes played, not games played. If it were games played, goalies could play 3 mins of a period, count it as a game and lower their stats considerably. And like i read in another post, if he's scored on in OT it affects the GAA and it goes up... so why shouldnt it go down? A Game is 60 mins, not 65... so hes in fact played 1.0833 games if you wanna look at it your way.
That is exactly why the goalie that played 5 min more got a better GAA.
Why do you think it's unfair?
GAA is the average goals againts per 60 min average.
If he plays an extra 5 minutes than it makes his average better.
It's the way GAA has ALWAYS been calculated when extra time (ie. overtime) is needed.
So if a goalie goes 4 periods of overtime (playoffs) you do not feel it is fair to lower his average?!?!
I'd love to hear your side of the story on this one.
- 1 Reply to PUNCH
my side of the story is very simple, Goals allowed divided by games played equals GAA. A game is a game wether it takes OT or not. Back in the day when the NHL actually had ties without playing OT a game was a game. I just think it is a simpler way to calculate GAA.
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