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by Paul on 02/08/12 at 04:12 PM ET
via Sports Illustrated,
Who is the toughest goalie to beat in a shootout?
Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers 28%
Pekka Rinne, Predators 28%
Marc-Andre Fleury, Devils 8%
Ryan Miller, Sabres 7%
Tim Thomas, Bruins 5%
Lundqvist, who leads the NHL in save percentage (.939) won the All-Star Skills Competition, stopping six of seven shootout attempts…. The pick of a whopping 40% of players from his own Western Conference, Rinne ranks first among active goalies in career shootout save percentage (.784).... Fleury, just 20th in overall save percentage, leads the league with seven shootout wins…. In a similar poll on Facebook, Lundqvist filled the top slot with 31% of the votes, ahead of Thomas (30%), while Rinne tallied just (7%).
Based on 186 NHL players who responded to SI’s survey
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