Red and Black Hockey
Entries with the tag: faceoffs
Since we last spoke, I’ve been busy with just about everything except maintaining the blog. Carolina has lost two games in a row. First, they were blanked by Pittsburgh 3-0 at home on Saturday, then they were oulasted 3-2 at Philadelphia on Monday night.
While the Canes have yet to score a single goal at the RBC Center this season, they’ve run into hot goaltenders. First it was Michal Neuvirth of the Caps, who leads the league with seven goalie wins; then it was Brent Johson of the Penguins, who is second in the league with a GAA of 1.16 and a save percentage of .960. That’s second only to Tim Thomas’ insanely ridiculous 0.5 GAA and .984 save percentage. Eventually, at some point, they’ll play against a sieve. Or, at least, a mere human.
So the lack of scoring against these beasts isn’t really that much of a concern. The big concern is the horrendous faceoff win percentage.