One of the most ridiculous, yet admittedly exciting, parts of regular season hockey is the shootout. When the game can’t be settled by playing hockey for 60 minutes plus a five minute 3-on-3 session, we head to the charade known as the shootout.
Last season, 99 games went to shootout. A total of 713 shots were attempted and 225 were made for a scoring percentage of 31.6% (save percentage 68.4%)
First, let’s take a look at the most important player in the shootout, the goalie.
|Marc-Andre Fleury (2016-17)||8||15||53.3%|
|Marc-Andre Fleury (Career)||199||269||74.0%|
|Calvin Pickard (2016-17)||3||4||75%|
|Calvin Pickard (Career)||14||19||73.7%|
Career wise, the Golden Knights netminders are virtually identical and both guys are significantly better than the league average.
Things aren’t as rosy when we flip the coin though.