New York Islanders Bad Puck Luck Statement is Just a Diverssion
The last aspect of the game I wanted to look at was the goaltending. Were the New York Islanders getting bad puck luck, and was it evident in their goaltenders ability to stop the puck?
League average save percentage is somewhere around .923%. The Isles are getting much less than that from their goaltending duo of Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss.
At .905 and.908 the Islanders aren’t getting league average goaltending. But to be fair, they never were. Both Halak and Greiss average a .917 SV% throughout their careers.
But if there could be any place where “Cappy” has a point is with goaltending. Maybe the Islanders goaltending aren’t getting the bounces they used to get. Leading to more goals against than goals for at the other end.
But then again the Islanders are letting a few more shots against per game. Oh and there’s that little tidbit where one of our goalies just wants to get out of dodge.
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Puck luck is an irresponsible scapegoat for the Isles fortunes. It’s self preserving but still irresponsible. I get it. Capuano has a team to run, throwing his coaching staff under-the-bus in the media may not be conductive to getting the best results out of them. But then again, maybe that’s what needs to happen in order to get some sort of results.