Examining All 32 NHL Goaltending Tandems (Or Trios) For 2022-23 Season: Part II

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After a lot of NHL teams changed their goalie outlook whether that is for the better or worse this offseason, NoVa Caps continues their series in looking at all 32 situations in the net. Today, we move on to part II, examining teams ranking 20th to 11th in terms of combined goalie cap hits for the 2022-23 season.

20. Ottawa Senators – $6.416667M (Cam Talbot/Anton Forsberg)

Talbot, 35, posted a 32-12-4 record, .911 save percentage (.921 at five-on-five, including .809 at high-danger, and .861 on the penalty kill), 2.77 goals-against average (2.35 at five-on-five, including 1.32 at high-danger), 6.27 five-on-five goals-saved above average (though, -4.36 at high-danger and -0.97 on the penalty kill), and three shutouts in 52 games with Minnesota Wild last season.

Forsberg, 29, earned a 22-17-4 record, .917 save percentage (.922 at five-on-five, including .848 at high-danger, on top of .914 when shorthanded), 2.82 goals-against average (2.56 at five-on-five, including 1.34 at high-danger), 7.02 five-on-five goals-saved above average (6.78 high-danger and 11.84 on the penalty kill), and a shutout in 46 outings a season ago.

19. Toronto Maple Leafs – $6.4875M (Matt Murray/Ilya Samsonov)

Murray, 28, went 5-12-2 with a .906 save percentage (.915 at five-on-five, including .828 at high-danger, and .877 on the penalty kill), 3.05 goals-against average (2.64 at five-on-five, including 1.27 at high-danger), -0.17 five-on-five goals-saved above average (but 0.25 at high-danger and 1.33 on the penalty kill), and a shutout in 20 games with the Senators last campaign. He also turned in a .918 save percentage and 2.55 goals-against average in two AHL outings.

Samsonov, 25, finished the 2021-22 regular season 23-12-5 with an .896 save percentage (.904 at five-on-five, including .785 at high-danger, and .855 on the penalty kill), a 3.02 goals-against average (2.77 at five-on-five, including 1.70 at high-danger), and a -11.07 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-10.28 at high-danger and -1.35 while shorthanded), and three shutouts in 44 games with the Washington Capitals last season.

18. Carolina Hurricanes/Nashville Predators – $6.5M (Frederik Andersen/Antti Raanta, Juuse Saros/Kevin Lankinen)

Andersen, 32, went 35-14-3 with a .922 save percentage (.926 at five-on-five, including .839 at high-danger, and .897 on the penalty kill), 2.17 goals-against average (2.05 at five-on-five, including 1.25 at high-danger), 11.67 five-on-five goals-saved above average (4.17 at high-danger, six on the penalty kill), and four shutouts in 52 games during 2021-22.

Raanta, 33, posted a 15-5-4 record, .912 save percentage (.923 at five-on-five, including .850 at high-danger, and .869 on the penalty kill), 2.45 goals-against average (2.16 at five-on-five, including .850 at high-danger), 4.06 five-on-five goals-saved above average (4.57 at high-danger, 0.35 while his team played with a man short), and two shutouts in 28 games last season.

Saros, 27, posted a .918 save percentage (.927 at five-on-five, including .835 at high-danger, and .875 on the penalty kill), 2.64 goals-against average (2.20 at five-on-five, including 1.20 at high-danger), 17.45 five-on-five goals-saved above average (3.60 shorthanded), and four shutouts in 67 outings during 2021-22.

Lankinen, 27, went 8-15-6 with an .891 save percentage (.904 at five-on-five, including .784 at high-danger, and .838 on the penalty kill), 3.50 goals-against average (3.06 at five-on-five, including 1.63 at high-danger), and a -9.52 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-3.43 when his team was playing short a man) in 32 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last season.

16. Columbus Blue Jackets – $6.7M (Elvis Merzlikins/Jonas Korpisalo)

Merzlikins, 26, went 27-23-7 with a .907 save percentage (.916 at five-on-five, including .842 at high-danger, and .858 on the penalty-kill), 3.22 goals-against average (2.95 at five-on-five, including 1.47 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a 0.89 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (-1.70 when the Blue Jackets were on the penalty kill with him in net) in 59 games last season.

Korpisalo, 28, tallied a 7-11-0 record, .877 save percentage (.886 at five-on-five, including .807 at high-danger, and .828 on the penalty-kill), 4.15 goals-against average (3.79 at five-on-five, including 1.93 at high-danger), and a -14.75 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-3.43 on the penalty kill) in 22 games last season.

15. Calgary Flames – $6.75M (Jacob Markstrom/Dan Vladar)

Markstrom, 32, went 37-15-9 with a .922 save percentage, 2.22 goals-against average, and nine shutouts in 63 regular-season games last season. He concluded the year with a .928 save percentage (.852 at high-danger), 2.01 goals-against average (1.26), and a 16.40 goals-saved above average (9.75) at five-on-five. He also recorded an .882 save percentage and a 4.25 goals-saved average when the Flames were short a man.

Vladar, 24, earned a 13-6-2 record, .906 save percentage, 2.75 goals-against average, and two shutouts in 23 games last season. He notched a .919 save percentage (.794 at high-danger), 2.36 goals-against average (1.33), and a 1.40 goals-saved above average (-3.36) at five-on-five. Vladar turned in an .852 save percentage and a -1.11 goals-saved average while his team was short a man in front of him.

14. Winnipeg Jets -$7.066666M (Connor Hellebuyck/David Rittich)

Hellebuyck, 26, went 29-27-10 with a .910 save percentage, 2.97 goals-against average, and four shutouts in 66 games last season. He earned a .919 save percentage (.831 at high-danger), 2.57 goals-against average (1.52), and a 5.96 goals-saved above average (2.52) at five-on-five. On the Jets’ penalty kill, Hellebuyck posted an .861 save percentage and a -1.29 goals-saved average.

Rittich, 29, earned a 6-3-4 record with an .886 save percentage and a 3.57 goals-against average in 17 games with the Predators last year. At five-on-five, he recorded a .902 save percentage (.774 at high-danger), 2.98 goals-against average (1.90), and a -4.72 goals-saved above average (-4.80). Rittich also tallied an .823 save percentage and a -2.62 goals-saved above average on the Predators’ penalty kill.

13. San Jose Sharks – $7.175M (Kaapo Kahkonen/James Reimer/Adin Hill)

Kahkonen, 25, went 14-14-4 with an .912 save percentage (.921 at five-on-five, including .801 at high-danger, and .864 on the penalty kill), 2.87 goals-against average (2.43 at five-on-five, including 1.46 at high-danger), and a 4.33 five-on-five goals-saved above average (including -4.73 high-danger and -0.21 on the penalty kill) in 36 games with the Sharks and Wild in 2021-22.

Reimer, 34, posted a 19-17-10 record, .911 save percentage (.912 at five-on-five, including .815 at high-danger, and .933 on the penalty kill), 2.90 goals-against average (2.82 at five-on-five, including 1.43 at high-danger), -4.55 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-3.10 high-danger, 12.14 on the penalty kill), and one shutout in 48 games last season.

Hill, 26, finished last season with a 10-11-1 record, .906 save percentage (.917 at five-on-five, including .844 at high-danger, and .844 on the penalty kill), 2.66 goals-against average (2.33 at five-on-five, including 1.05 at high-danger), a -4.04 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-4.92 at high-danger, -1.59 on the penalty kill), and two shutouts in 25 NHL games in 2021-22. He also earned a .917 save percentage in one AHL game.

12. New York Rangers – $7.166667M (Igor Shesterkin/Jaroslav Halak)

Shesterkin, 26, went 36-13-4 with a .935 save percentage (.935 at five-on-five, including .867 at high-danger, and .929 on the penalty-kill), 2.07 goals-against average (1.99 at five-on-five, including 1.16 at high-danger), six shutouts, and a 23.71 five-on-five goals-saved above average (16.46 on the penalty kill) in 2021-22.

Halak, 37, recorded a 4-7-2 record, .903 save percentage (.918 at five-on-five, including .833 at high-danger, and .796 on the penalty-kill), 2.94 goals-against average (2.47 at five-on-five, including 1.46 at high-danger), and a 0.61 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-3.70 while playing behind a penalty kill) in 17 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season.

11. St. Louis Blues – $7.25M (Jordan Binnington/Thomas Greiss)

Binnington, 29, went 18-14-4 with a .901 save percentage (.909 at five-on-five, including .848 at high-danger, and .864 on the penalty-kill), 3.13 goals-against average (2.95 at five-on-five, including 1.32 at high-danger), two shutouts, and a -1.36 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (-0.11 when playing behind the Blues’ penalty kill) in 37 regular-season games last season.

Greiss, 36, tallied a 10-15-1 record, .891 save percentage (.901 at five-on-five, including .774 at high-danger, and .788 on the penalty-kill), 3.66 goals-against average (3.33 at five-on-five, including 1.81 at high-danger), and a -10.35 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-7.94 on the penalty kill) in 31 games with the Detroit Red Wings in 2021-22.

Part I

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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