Frozen Tools Forensics: Top Goalies Early in 2021-22
So hands, please who drafted the Buffalo goalies? No? Your loss. The start of the season has given us some real surprises in net. The caveat here is of course we are dealing with one, two, and three-game samples for the most part. Most goalies in the league can pull off one good game every now and then. Our goal for the week is to take a quick look at who are our top performances in the crease and see if anything has changed from our preseason expectations.
This week of Frozen Tool Forensics: 2021-22's Top Goalies?
I wanted to take a moment to chat about another quick way to access the data within Frozen Tools. On the home page, or any of the pages really, there is a drop down menu for Recent Trends. In that menu there is quick access to some of the reports that Frozen Tool can run and includes Hot/Cold Players as well as top performers at each position over the last month/week. We are going to look at Hot Goalies over the course of this season.
Once I have the report I exported the data so I could highlight the columns I wanted to share and import them into this column.
The inspiration for this article comes from seeing a number of usual goalies getting starts and wins (in addition to those Sabres) while some of the top goalies seem to be struggling (looking at you Connor Hellebuyck, Robin Lehner, and Andrei Vasilevskiy). What I was not exactly prepared for is the extent of questionable goalies with incredible starts.