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2. Braden Holtby, Washington CapitalsHoltby had the worst GAA (2.99) and save percentage (.907) of his eight season NHL career in 2017 18 but helped http://www.mycanadagoosejacket.org the Capitals win the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history, going 16 7 with a 2.16 GAA, a.922 save percentage and two shutouts in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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“For Vasilevskiy, being 24 years old, one would have to think that his best years are coming down the road,” Boucher said. “That’s a scary thought for opposing teams in the Eastern Conference. You’re going to have to get through Tampa Bay, who already has a good team and then they’ve got a goaltender like this back there. [With] Vasilevskiy, like Bobrovsky, we talk about athleticism. These guys are truly gifted in the sense that not only do they not quit on pucks, but canada goose factory outlet their agility, their flexibility allows them to just get to pucks that guys could only dream about getting to. They get to it with regularity.”
Vasilevskiy’s 64 starts were an NHL career high and tied for fourth most in the League. He helped the Lightning come within one win of the Stanley Cup Final last season, going 11 6 with a 2.58 GAA and.918 save percentage in 17 playoff games.
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5. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles KingsQuick had 33 wins last season, marking the sixth time he has won at least that many in the past eight full NHL seasons. In the past five, he has had a GAA worse than 2.26 once (2.40 last season), and his save percentage has not been worse than.915 (2013 14). In 2015 16, he led the NHL in starts (68) and went 40 23 5 to finish canada goose outlet online uk third in Vezina voting, the third time in five seasons he was in the top five.
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