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Block the shot with the NHL® Columbus Blue Jackets® Goalie. Set includes one goalie figure with team jersey, hockey stick, face mask, and other protective gear. Connect the figure to the goal in the NHL® Hockey Arena (5068 – sold separately) for added fun!
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The Average Base Salary for Senior Roster Non-Designated Players is calculated by sorting the Roster Category to include only players in the Senior Roster Category (No DP, No Supplemental, No Supplemental Reserve) and calculating the Average of the base salaries of Senior Roster Category players.
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The Average Base Salary by Roster Spot is calculated using the senior roster for each team by (1) sorting players per roster from highest to lowest based on their base salary (2) Taking the 18 highest paid players on the roster (including DPs) and assigning them to spots 1-18 in order of their base salary (highest to lowest) (3) Averaging the salaries by roster spot for each spot (e.g. avg. of 24 Roster Spot #1s, avg. of 24 Roster Spot #2s, etc.).
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CSUN Pioneer Leaves a Legacy to Support Minority Students in Engineering and Computer Science
As the first African American to serve as a dean of engineering in the California State University system, Alfonso F. “Rick” Ratcliffe felt obligated — and made it his life’s mission — to support minority students in engineering. Ratcliffe devoted most of his career, first as professor and then eventually as dean of CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, to that mission.
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Students Study Mars Soil for Signs of Ancient Life, in ARCS/NASA Project
Images by the wandering Mars rover, transmitted back some 39 million miles to Earth, show a barren landscape dotted with rocks and other natural formations. High-definition pictures of those surface elements are more revealing, exposing different patterns and textures within those structures. This summer, Rimma Hämäläinen, who is pursuing a master’s of science in mathematics, led a small group of CSUN students.
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Pandemic May Not Change Movie-Going Experience as Much as People Think
The pandemic and its impact on human interaction has changed the way many people do things—how they shop and how they socialize. But there is one area that California State University, Northridge film professor Nate Thomas is not too worried about, and that’s the movie-going experience. “At the moment we’re skeptical about what other people might be carrying, with how easily the COVID-19 virus can spread,” said Thomas.
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Recent CSUN Grads’ Documentary Named Finalist for Student Academy Awards
“Translucent” is a documentary that shows the raw reality of gender transitioning in a world where transgender representation is scarce and often inaccurate, giving a voice to someone who genuinely understands the struggle from personal experience. “I had the opportunity as a trans person and as a trans filmmaking student to tell my story, and tell it the right way,” said Avery Fox, co-creator and main subject of the documentary.
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CSUN President Celebrates New Initiatives, Focuses on Inclusive Excellence
CSUN President Erika D. Beck last week greeted the CSUN community — and welcomed students, faculty and staff returning to a partially reopened campus — in her annual Fall Welcome Address on Sept. 10. In kicking off the 2021-22 academic year that began Aug. 28, Beck set a tone of inspiration and challenge, reflecting the campus community’s focus on amplifying inclusive excellence and shaping a brighter future for Matador students.
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Ranking every starting goalie in the NHL for the 2021-22 season
No position or player can change a team more than a great goaltender (or a bad goaltender if that happens to be the case). So we are going to take a look at all 32 starting goalies in the NHL and rank them from Andrei Vasilevskiy in Tampa Bay to Carter Hutton in Arizona and everybody in between.
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It is almost unfair that a team this good also has the best goalie in the world. It makes them almost impossible to compete with and makes them a legitimate Stanley Cup contender every season. Since becoming the Lightning starter at the start of the 2016-17 season he has never had a single save percentage lower than .917, has been a Vezina Finalist four times and won it one time. He has also played every minute of the Stanley Cup Playoffs the past two seasons for a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner, never needing a day off and never getting benched at any point during those playoff appearances.
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Hellebuyck has been masking a lot of defensive flaws in Winnipeg for years now and keeping them competitive. He has consistently been the league’s leader in games played, minutes played, shots against, and saves for four years now and has not only been one of the league’s most durable goalies, but he has also been one of the best performing netminders as well. During that time he has won a Vezina Trophy, been a finalist one other time, and finished in the top-four of the voting in another season. Give him a little bit of defensive help and the Jets would have major potential.
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Saros has only been a full-time starter for two seasons, but he single-handedly carried Nashville to a playoff spot in his most recent season and probably should have received more Vezina Trophy consideration than he did. He has been consistently strong when given an opportunity throughout his career, and the Predators are going to need him to be dominant again this season if they are going to have any chance at making the playoffs in a tough Central Division.
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The key for Varlamov is simply staying healthy. When he is, he can be a top-tier goalie in the NHL. He has been healthy since joining the New York Islanders two years ago and has been a key cog in their consecutive runs to the Eastern Conference Final/semifinal round. What is fascinating about the Islanders’ situation, though, is that they have a top-tier goalie and it is only a matter of time until he takes a back seat to Ilya Sorokin, another potential top-tier goalie.
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There is a lot of projection here, and some of it is based on potential, but Shesterkin looks like the real deal in the Rangers’ net and a worthy heir apparent to Henrik Lundqvist. He has just 47 games of NHL experience under his belt, but he has a .922 save percentage in those games while not always playing behind a great defensive team. He is going to be a major part of the Rangers’ rebuild and if they do get to where they want to be he is going to play a significant role in that.
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His numbers have dropped a bit the past two seasons, but I am going to chalk that up to the qualify of the Ducks team around him. It is not good. At all. And he has had to face a significant workload on top of that. There is only so much he can do behind that team right now.
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This is a tough one. If we go by what we saw most recently when he took home the Vezina Trophy a year ago? Probably the top-three. But that performance was a huge step from what we saw from the past couple of years when he actually lost his starting job to Robin Lehner and Vegas appeared to be ready to move on from him after the 2019-20 season. He is still a freakish athlete and has a slam dunk Hall of Fame recipe. It is just a matter of how much high-level play he still has left. The Chicago Blackhawks are hoping it is at least one more season. Given the state of their defense and overall roster, they are going to need it.
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Kuemper had some great seasons behind some lousy Arizona teams the past couple of years and now he is going to get a chance to play behind one of the best defenses in the NHL in Colorado. The Avalanche are hoping he can be the missing piece to their Stanley Cup-winning puzzle. His ability combined with Colorado’s overall roster strength could lead to a career year for Kuemper.
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This is a tough one because when Price is at his best, as he was in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and his past couple of playoff appearances, he can still carry his team in a way that few other goalies can. We just do not see that level from him on a consistent basis anymore. He is starting the season taking a leave of absence to enter into the player’s assistance program and it is not yet known when he will be back in the Canadiens’ lineup, but it is expected he will return this season.
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Seattle made a significant investment in its goaltending position during its initial roster construction, snagging Grubauer and Chris Driedger. Grubauer has been a very good starter in Colorado for the past three years and has consistently posted strong numbers when given an opportunity to play, entering the season with a .920 career save percentage in his 215 career appearances. Going from Colorado to an expansion team is a pretty significant drop in talent, but the Kraken did spend a lot of money on its defense during the expansion draft process. This will be what gives them a chance this season.
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Merzlikins should be one of the few bright spots in Columbus this season. He has only played two years in the NHL but has already shown the Blue Jackets enough that they were willing to commit to him with a long-term contract. He has a .920 career save percentage entering the season and has been a perfect replacement for Sergei Bobrovsky the past two years. That was one free agency loss that actually worked out well in Columbus’ favor. If the Blue Jackets are going to stay competitive this season it is going to be because of Merzlikins.
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From the moment Lehner arrived in Vegas it has seemed that coach Peter DeBoer and the Golden Knights front office have wanted him to be the team’s starting goalie. Following the offseason trade of Marc-Andre Fleury to Chicago, that is exactly what they are going to get this season. Lehner has been one of the league’s most productive goalies for a few years now but has not ever really been a team’s clear-cut No. 1 starter. He has mostly played in a platoon or split role. Now all eyes are on Lehner for a Golden Knights team that has Stanley Cup expectations.
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Demko is far from a finished product, and he does not have a ton of NHL experience just yet, but he does have an impressive start to his career despite playing behind what is oftentimes a shaky defensive team. The 2020-21 season was his first year as an NHL regular and he played admirably considering the circumstances (bad defensive team in front of him, their season being disrupted by COVID, first time as a full-time starting goalie). The Canucks do have a really impressive core of young talent, and Demko could be a significant part of that simply based on the importance of his position.
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By the end of this season, Hart could be as high as the top-10 or as low as the bottom-10. We just do not know at this point. He is supposed to be the goalie that ends Philadelphia’s long-time frustration at the position. During his first two years in the NHL, he seemed like he was on track to accomplish that. Then he struggled through an absolutely abysmal 2020-21 season that completely sabotaged the Flyers’ chances. There might not be a player in the NHL that will have a bigger impact on their team’s overall performance this season than Hart with the Flyers.
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During his time in Vancouver Markstrom was one of the steadiest goalies in the NHL. Durable, consistent, maybe not a goalie that would steal you a lot of games but certainly not one that would lose you a lot of games. Definitely, somebody that a contending team can win with. He was rewarded in free agency with a major contract from the Calgary Flames, but his debut season in Alberta was probably considered a significant disappointment. The Flames need him to bounce back, and at 31 he should still be able to do that and have some decent seasons ahead of him.
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Binnington has a wide range of possibilities on any given night. At times he looks like the goalie that arrived in the middle of the 2018-19 season, solidified the Blues’ goaltending position, then backstopped them to a championship. At other times he has looked positively ordinary. At other times, like his past two postseasons, he has been prone to some major meltdowns. The most accurate assessment is that he is probably never as good as he looks at his peak and never as bad as he looks at his worst. That makes him a pretty average goalie. A good team like the Blues can win with an average goalie.
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Similar to Hart in Philadelphia in that he was outstanding during his first two years in the league and then struggled badly in his third season. That definitely makes this a pivotal year for him in his development, especially for a Devils team that is going to need him to be great to stay competitive in a ridiculously strong Metropolitan Division. He is one of the four NHL players this season that is unvaccinated so that will definitely impact his availability in certain road games.
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After a couple of down years in Edmonton (an easy thing to happen) Talbot has really bounced back the past two years in Calgary and Minnesota, and now forms a really solid duo for the Wild alongside Kaapo Kahkonen. Talbot’s not a goalie that is going to steal a lot of games for you, but he is a solid veteran that will stop the shots he is supposed to stop. If he gives you a few bonus saves on shots he should not stop, that is a bonus.
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Assuming Ben Bishop is healthy the Stars have four NHL-caliber goalies in their organization with Bishop, Khudobin, Braden Holtby, and Jake Oettinger to pick from. Khudobin has been the primary player the past couple of years so we will put him in the starter spot. He had a down year in 2020-21 but has been outstanding for the most part since joining the Stars. He has a great defense in front of him that will help insulate things. The Stars need to just find a little more offense to help out the defense and goaltending.
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Campbell was an unexpected surprise for the Maple Leafs in the second half of the 2020-21 season and played better than he will get credit for in the playoffs. He just happened to get outdueled by Carey Price. The question is going to be if he can duplicate that success over a full season for a team facing more pressure than any other team in the NHL to win.
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We are going to assume the Kings do the smart thing and go with Petersen as the primary goalie over Jonathan Quick. With all due respect to what Quick has accomplished in his career, he is not the best goalie on this roster. Petersen has only appeared in 54 NHL games in his career but has consistently played well, owning a .916 save percentage entering the season. The Kings have a ton of young talent in their organization, but the defense is still very much a work in progress. That will test Petersen and Quick quite a bit this season.
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Nedeljkovic was a huge success for the Carolina Hurricanes a year ago, having a Calder Trophy-worthy season (he finished in the top-three of the voting). So it was a little stunning to see them trade him to Detroit in the offseason. That is until you realize that Nedeljkovic had never really played at that level at any point in his career at any level and there is a chance that it was a fluke. The rebuilding Red Wings are willing to take that gamble. If it works out, they have the goalie position locked down for years.
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The Capitals have had high hopes for Samsonov for quite some time, and the 2020-21 season was supposed to be his time to shine as their starter. It did not go as planned. He was in and out of the lineup all year due to COVID protocols and struggled when he did play. He still has a ton of talent and potential, but he needs to take a big step forward this season. He is another goalie that could end the season in the top-10 or the bottom-10 depending on how he performs.
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If we go by what we saw most recently from Jarry he is probably in the bottom-five of the league, or perhaps even lower. That is how much he struggled toward the end of the 2020-21 season and in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where goaltending completely determined the outcome of their First Round series against the New York Islanders. But he has to be better than that. He is better than that. The question is how much better. He has been an All-Star in his career and still has potential. The Penguins just need to see him realize it.
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Tuukka Rask remains unsigned, so the Bruins are prepared to enter the season with Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman as their goaltending duo. Ullmark signed a pretty significant long-term contract in free agency this offseason and figures to enter the season as the starter. He played well behind some absolutely dreadful Buffalo teams the past couple of years and should get way more support than he is used to with the Bruins, who are still a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. That could result in a career year for him.
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The Hurricanes goalie duo of Nedeljkovic and Petr Mrazek was actually one of the most productive duos in the league during the 2020-21 season. They completely replaced it with Andersen and Antti Raanta. This would have been the league’s best duo four years ago, but now both goalies have serious question marks given their age, recent performance, and recent injury history. Andersen really struggled the past two years in Toronto. They still have the ability to be productive goalies, and maybe a platoon role is what suits them both best right now so they do not have to take on the workload of a full-time starter.
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Such a strange career. He won back-to-back Stanley Cups during his first two years in the league (both when he was considered a rookie still) and the Penguins chose to keep him over Marc-Andre Fleury (the correct move at the time). But his career has been mired by injury and inconsistency ever since and has had two consecutive years with a sub-.900 save percentage. The Senators are paying him a lot of money for another three seasons.
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The Panthers gave Bobrovsky a seven-year, $70 million contract with the hopes he would give them Vezina-worthy play in goal. He has won the award twice in his career as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has not played anywhere close to that level for the Panthers. He has not only not played anywhere closer to that level, it is only a matter of time until Spencer Knight, arguably the top goalie prospect in hockey, takes over this job. If the Panthers are going to realize their potential as a Stanley Cup contender they will probably need that to happen sooner rather than later.
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Smith had a really strong season for the Oilers a year ago, but there are some doubts as to whether or not he can repeat that success. For starters, he is one of the oldest players — and oldest goalie — in the league. His 2020-21 performance was also quite the outlier from his recent seasons. Playing behind a weak defense and a bad defensive team is certainly not going to help.
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Maybe this is a little low for Hill, but he is a completely unknown. He has played 49 games in his career and has been solid for most of them. He is going to be playing behind a San Jose defense that has a lot of big names and big contracts but is rapidly declining. Goaltending has been a huge issue for the Sharks for years now, and their long-term starter might not be on the roster just yet.
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Just a rough situation in Buffalo right now. The roster is terrible, and Aaron Dell and Craig Anderson are going to have to be miracle workers to make this season be anything other than a complete mess. They are not miracle workers.
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Goaltending was probably the Arizona Coyotes’ biggest strength the past couple of seasons with Darcy Kuemper, Antti Raanta, and Adin Hill occupying the position. When healthy, they were able to keep them in games and keep them competitive with a less than stellar roster. But the rebuild and free agency has greatly reduced that goalie depth. Hutton is expected to be the Coyotes’ starter this season but he has struggled the past three years since having that great year with the Blues a few years back when he led the league in save percentage.
Power rankings and predictions for 2021-22 NHL season
After cutting two seasons short because of COVID-19 concerns and temporarily realigning its seven Canada-based franchises into one division for ease of travel, the NHL will be back to nearly normal this season. The previous divisions will reappear, with Seattle added to the Pacific and Arizona moved to the Central for 32 teams overall. Each team will play 82 games, but the season will be paused to allow players to represent their homelands at the Beijing Winter Olympics.
The flat salary cap, a product of reduced revenues, is putting a squeeze on many teams. But some are managing their talent better than others. Here’s how they look to start the season:
Tampa Bay right wing Corey Perry follows a play during a preseason game against the Florida Panthers on Oct. 7 in Tampa, Fla.
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1. Tampa Bay — Champions until dethroned. A finesse team that gained bite by signing right wing Corey Perry, who has lots of snarl left at 36. Salary cap concerns cost them their entire third line but they’ve got kids who are primed to step up.
2. N.Y. Islanders — They lost Game 7 of the semifinals to Tampa Bay. Signing forward Zach Parise, son of former Islander J.P. Parise, and 44-year-old defenseman Zdeno Chara doesn’t seem likely to put them over the top, but general manager Lou Lamoriello has earned the benefit of the doubt.
3. Colorado — They’re a popular Cup pick though they lost depth up front and lost goaltender Philipp Grubauer as a free agent. Defenseman Cale Makar is a gem, but the talented Avalanche must prove it can be a winning team.
4. Toronto — The Center of the Hockey Universe is still waiting for its first Cup since 1967. The Maple Leafs fell short again last season after squandering a 3-1 series lead over Montreal. Win this season or break up the core.
5. Florida — They’ve got some dynamic forwards and scoring punch among their top six and stability with Aleksander Barkov signing an eight-year extension. Defenseman Aaron Ekblad’s recovery from a broken leg will be key, as will the play of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
6. Carolina — They revamped their defense after losing Dougie Hamilton as a free agent and assembled a new goaltending tandem headed by Frederik Andersen. There will be pressure on center Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who was lured away from Montreal with a one-year, $6.1-million offer sheet.
7. Vegas — Choosing Robin Lehner as their No. 1 goaltender over Marc-Andre Fleury might have been a bad bet. Their inability to score was their downfall in their semifinal loss to Montreal and they didn’t do much to fix it.
8. Boston — They will miss playmaking center David Krejci, who went home to the Czech Republic, and they hope Charlie Coyle can step up to the No. 2 center role. With goalie Tuukka Rask out until December after hip surgery the duties will be split between Jeremy Swayman and Linus Ullmark, both largely unproven.
9. Washington — The Capitals aren’t aging well: Nicklas Backstrom (hip) won’t be ready to start the season and left wing Alex Ovechkin (sixth in career goals with 730) sustained a lower-body injury late in training camp. This figures to be the core group’s last shot at another Cup title.
10. Edmonton — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will put up astonishing numbers again but the Oilers still haven’t built a solid supporting cast. At some point they must take that next leap forward and make a long playoff run.
11. Winnipeg—The Jets found good answers to their needs on defense by acquiring Brenden Dillon and Nate Schmidt. That should ease the burden on standout goalie Connor Hellebuyck, who has been durable and excellent.
Dallas Stars left wing Jason Robertson, an Arcadia native, had 17 goals and 45 points in 51 games last season.
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12. Dallas — The return of Tyler Seguin (hip surgery) and Alexander Radulov (core muscle surgery) should boost their offense. Signing defenseman Ryan Suter, who was bought out by Minnesota, was smart. Watch for more growth from Arcadia native Jason Robertson, who had 17 goals and 45 points in 51 games last season and was second in rookie of the year voting.
13. Chicago — They look deep at center after acquiring Tyler Johnson from Tampa Bay and getting Jonathan Toews back from chronic immune response syndrome, but they’re thin elsewhere. Seth Jones will steady the defense. They could be an interesting team if they can avoid injuries that test their depth.
14. Pittsburgh — Evgeni Malkin (knee injury) and Sidney Crosby (wrist surgery) aren’t expected to be ready to start of the season. The Penguins have been eliminated early the past three seasons, so there’s urgency to win again before Crosby (34) and Malkin (35) become senior citizens.
15. New York Rangers — They’re all-in on the kids. They’ve got some good ones, led by 23-year-old Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox. Alexis Lafreniere, the No. 1 pick in 2020, is likely to get first-line minutes. New coach Gerard Gallant will have them playing an up-tempo style.
16. Minnesota — The Wild wrote off a double mistake by buying out Suter and Parise with four years left on each player’s 13-year deal. Rookie of the year Kirill Kaprizov (27 goals, 51 points) is their cornerstone now. He recently signed a five-year, $45-million deal.
17. Kings — It’s time for them to leave the rebuilding phase and enter the make-the-playoffs phase. Their top two centers, Anze Kopitar and Phillip Danault, are defense-oriented and they’ll need kids to score. Gabe Vilardi appears primed for a breakout season.
18. St. Louis — The Stanley Cup window that opened for them in 2019 has just about closed. Worse: Vladimir Tarasenko requested a trade but is still with the team, potentially creating tension.
19. Montreal — The Canadiens will start the season without defenseman Shea Weber, who has leg injuries that might end his career, and goalie Carey Price, who entered the NHL/NHL Players’ Assn. assistance program because of mental health issues. Wishing them both better days.
20. Vancouver — Center Elias Pettersson and defenseman Quinn Hughes missed part of training camp because of contract issues and might have slow starts. San Diego-born goalie Thatcher Demko is a star but he will need more support than the Canucks’ defense can give him.
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21. Seattle — Trivia: The Seattle Metropolitans of the now-defunct Pacific Coast Hockey Assn. became the first American team to win the Stanley Cup when they triumphed in 1917. The expansion Kraken won’t be terrible but they won’t be as good as the expansion Golden Knights, who reached the Cup final in 2018.
22. Philadelphia — Carter Hart wasn’t the solution to the Flyers’ decades-long goaltending problems so they’ve signed Martin Jones as a backup. They might go from bad to worse.
23. Nashville — Trading defenseman Ryan Ellis and winger Viktor Arvidsson suggests they’re looking to the future, but they haven’t fully committed to it. They’ll have a tough time making the playoffs in the Central Division.
Thomas Chabot (72) is one of the talented young players who provide hope for Ottawa.
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24. Ottawa — The Senators have some talented kids (including productive defenseman Thomas Chabot) so there’s hope on the horizon. But they haven’t been able to sign restricted free agent Brady Tkachuk, and that’s a problem.
25. New Jersey — Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood isn’t vaccinated, which would prevent him from playing games in Canada. He has said he’s considering getting the vaccine at some point. Hamilton, signed as a free agent, is the cornerstone defenseman they needed but their scoring potential is limited.
26. Calgary — They will have a full season of coach Darryl Sutter. Whether that’s a good thing will become clear; the Flames were 15-15 after he took over for Geoff Ward. They’ll need more from Sean Monahan (10 goals, 28 points in 50 games) and they’ll miss Giordano on defense.
27. Columbus — They made massive changes that included trading Jones and replacing taskmaster coach John Tortorella with Brad Larsen. They’re in the early stages of rebuilding.
28. Ducks — Forward Trevor Zegras and defenseman Jamie Drysdale are potential studs. They’ll grow up fast on a team that was last in power-play efficiency and scoring. Goalie John Gibson deserves better support but won’t get it.
29. Detroit — The Red Wings need scoring help too. They also need newly-acquired goalie Alex Nedeljkovic to prove his small-sample-size success with Carolina last season wasn’t a fluke.
30. San Jose — They have $26.5 million in payroll tied up in defensemen Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, who had terrible seasons in 2020-21. The Sharks will be in full-on rebuild mode.
31. Arizona — The Coyotes were told they’d be kicked out of Gila River Arena after this season, another distraction in a long run of mishaps and mistakes. They’ve been shifted from the Pacific Division to the Central so Seattle could play in the Pacific. They traded standout defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson to Vancouver to stockpile prospects and draft picks and rebuild yet again.
32. Buffalo — The dispute over Jack Eichel’s treatment for a herniated disk in his neck has blown up. The only resolution involves trading him, but his injury is serious enough to warrant conditions related to his ability to play again. Fans in Buffalo deserve better than the mismanagement they’ve gotten for too long.
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Alex Bishop could get his time in the spotlight tonight.
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The Maple Leafs, all due respect, have to be hoping that doesn’t unfold for the University of Toronto netminder.
Thanks to the groin injury suffered by goalie Petr Mrazek, defenceman Justin Holl’s illness and salary cap restraints, the Leafs will use Bishop as the backup to Jack Campbell on Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Arena.
Bishop, who took part in the morning skate, will be signed to a one-day amateur tryout contract.
“It just comes down to the fact that the flat cap has created some situations here that are a lot more difficult to manage,” Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said.
“Whether you’re a coach or a player, you don’t give much thought to the backup goaltender. It has nothing to do with what we’re trying to focus on tonight.”
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Keefe acknowledged he did not have a full handle on the situation. Neither Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas nor assistant general manager Brandon Pridham, the club’s capologist — either one could have provided more clarity — were made available to media.
Holl has cold symptoms and results of his COVID test had not yet come back; had Holl been healthy, the Leafs could have sent defenceman Timothy Liljegren, who does not need waivers, to the Toronto Marlies and recalled goalie Michael Hutchinson.
Had Mrazek been placed on long-term injured reserve, Hutchinson would have been recalled. Keefe said Mrazek still was being assessed, and that the injury did not appear to be one that will keep the netminder out for the long term.
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The Leafs could have waived a forward, for example Michael Amadio, to recall Hutchinson, but presumably did not want to take that risk after losing Adam Brooks to the Montreal Canadiens on waivers this past week.
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Under the collective bargaining agreement, the Leafs can get relief for an emergency recall of Hutchinson — but only after playing short at a position, in this case in goal, for one game.
There’s no chance Holl will play on Saturday, no matter the results of his test, Keefe said. Liljegren will make his 2021-22 regular-season debut on the Leafs blue line alongside veteran Jake Muzzin.
As far as the goalie picture goes, you’d think the Leafs are keeping their fingers tightly crossed that Campbell makes it through the game in full health. Having to use a university goalie in a National Hockey League game, no matter the reason, would not be a good look.
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The 24-year-old Bishop, a native of Richmond Hill, played for three teams in three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before starting his university career at U of T in 2018.
Keefe, meanwhile, said Auston Matthews continues to progress well in his recovery from surgery on his left wrist. There remains no timetable for Matthews to return, but Monday at home against the New York Rangers could be a possibility.
Other than the goalie conundrum and Liljegren in for Holl, the Leafs won’t have any lineup changes following the 3-2 loss in Ottawa on Thursday.
The Leafs’ projected lineup, based on the morning skate:
Nick Ritchie-John Tavares-Mitch Marner
Alex Bunting-Alex Kerfoot-William Nylander
Pierre Engvall-David Kampf-Ondrej Kase
Jason Spezza-Michael Amadio-Wayne Simmonds
Morgan Rielly-TJ Brodie
Jake Muzzin-Timothy Liljegren
Rasmus Sandin-Travis Dermott
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90,000 Numbers are silent. 12 statistical facts about the best goalkeepers in Europe
Two years ago, Manuel Neuer was the absolute king among goalkeepers, and now he simply enters the world top: firstly, everyone is used to his crazy journeys to the center line, and secondly, Germany lost the Euro (this is immediately a minus to karma).
It is unrealistic to calculate objectively the best goalkeeper in Europe, because there are too many methods. Below are the most basic ratings of this season (the top 5 championships are taken into account).
Number of saves
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These statistics are answered by real people who subjectively assess the complexity of the episode and interpret the concept of “save” in different ways. Another disadvantage is that goalkeepers from weak teams have a lot of rescues: the goalkeepers are fired upon, they are beating something off, but they still let them pass decently.
As a result, the first European five in saves looks like this:
1) Tom Heaton (“Burnley”) – 60
2) Alex Cordas (Crotone) – 57
3) Antonio Adam (Betis) – 50
4) Josip Posavets (Palermo) – 47
5) Baptiste Reine (Dijon) – 45
Above all of these losers, Burnley (ninth place, 15 conceded), and Palermo and Crotone occupy the last two lines in Serie A (23 and 21 conceded) …
Percentage of strikes repulsed
An indicator that characterizes not only the goalkeeper, but also the defense: you can get 66% of the repulsed with three strokes per match, and it is possible with 30. It is believed that a worthy goalkeeper should have more than 70% repulsed in any scenario.
1) Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux) – 84.2% 90,019
2) Lee Grant (Stoke City) – 83.3%
3) Ioan Cardinale (Nice) – 82.4%
4) Etrite Berisha (Atalanta) – 80.7%
5) Alphonse Areola (PSG) and Tom Heaton (Burnley) – 80%
Here you need to pay attention to Tom Heaton, who appeared in the top five of those who have the most saves.This guy is definitely okay.
Number of clean sheets
The most abstract indicator: somewhere two goalkeepers play in turn (for example, in PSG), and somewhere crooked defenders bring a penalty in the last minutes and steal a cracker from the goalkeeper. It is also impossible to ignore the statistics of matches for zero – so you can miss the top goalkeepers.
1) Yoann Pele (Marseille) and Thibault Courtois (Chelsea) – six dry games each.
2) Sergio Asenjo (Villarreal), Ioan Cardinale (Nice), Etrit Berisha (Atalanta), Gigi Donnarumma (AC Milan), Jan Oblak (Atlético), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) ), Alphonse Areola (PSG), Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne), Lukasz Skorupski (Empoli), Lukasz Gradecki (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jeronimo Rugli (Real Sociedad) and Thomas Didillon (Metz “) – five games for zero.
Reaction multiplied by luck. Gives almost no idea about the goalkeeper’s class, but in Europe there is a nutcase who prepares for the 11-meter every night. The psycho’s name is Diego Alves, he plays for Valencia (15th in La Liga) and has humiliated those who beat him three times this season.
Martin Stekelenburg (Everton, seventh) and Jean-Louis Leca (Bastia, 17th) took two penalties.
Adepts of reasonable numbers (for example, xG) assure that there is no more logic in WhoScored ratings than in the minds of people who renewed their contract with Ronaldo for five years.
This is not entirely true – the most convenient statistical site in Europe takes into account all the important activity: saves, accurate passes and casts. Goalkeepers, of course, have much less action on the field than on the field, so the highest average score (7.24) is at the level of Mateo Kovacic (7.31) and Arda Turan (7.36).
Despite all the shortcomings, WhoScored still gives a general understanding of the level of goalkeepers.
1) Tom Heaton (Burnley) – 7.24
2) Stéphane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne) – 7.21
3) Wojciech Szczęsny (Roma) – 7.19
4) Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux) – 7.19 (Schensny higher in the rating because he played more matches)
5) Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) – 7.15
There are only two conclusions based on the results of the five ratings:
1) The goalkeeper is definitely not half a team, but much less;
2) The goal of any goalkeeper is to shine among the losers, get into the top club and enjoy the serenity.This is likely to happen with Heaton. This man gave Manchester United eight years of his life (2002-2010), went to six leases (all clubs are different), played zero matches for the Devils, got into Burnley in 2013, and in 2016 – to the England national team. Tom is already 30 years old, but he has a chance to get into a powerful team – Van der Sar, for example, ended up in Manchester United at 35.
Another 7 statistics about goalkeepers
- Gigi Buffon is sad: 15 saves for season, the percentage of defeated – 65.2%. Donnarumma just tears up the old man: 42 saves, 73.7% repulsed.
- Neuer is not the first to be won even in Germany: Manu is the fourth in the Bundesliga with 75%. He also has 18 saves (not enough).
- De Gea and Bravo make a lot of mistakes at the exit (only 4 out of 5 runs for the ball are successful). Tottenham’s Lloris has 20 successful outs out of 20.
- Guardiola and Conte forbid goalkeepers from using long passes. Courtois averaged 8 attempts per game, Bravo 9, league averaging 16. 90,076 90,075 Kiko Casilla, who played for Real at the start of the season, outperformed Keylor Navas (100% versus 73%).
- Yuri Lodygin parried 58% of the shots (worse in the RFPL only Arapov from Ural).
- Selikhov (Zenit’s transfer goal) has 81% of the beaten back (most of all) and good accuracy of passes (92%), including long ones (13 out of 16 on average per match). It is easy to understand why Amkar does not want to let him go.
Eurosport.ru would like to thank Opta and InStat for the statistics provided.
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In the language of numbers: goals in an empty net
The topic of goals in an empty net is interesting from many points of view. The ratio of such teams to those scored when the goalkeeper is removed, for example. That often speaks about the developments in the positional attack. Or about their absence. The achievements in the passage of the middle zone, because a considerable part of the goals are empty – a consequence of losses in it.The experience of playing in the majority and the skills of hockey players to use this very majority, albeit in conditions of a much more limited space.
For example: “Arizona” is one of the worst teams in the league in playing the majority (16.7%). At the same time, she has a mediocre quality of shots when playing “5 on 5” (percentage of shots on target from the total number of attempts) – 52.6%, which at such a distance indicates problems with the choice of position for a shot. And to some extent – about the weak play in positional attacks.By the way, in the NHL right now there is only one team with the quality of shots below 50 percent – this is “Toronto” (30 teams above 50 is an amazing result, which is a consequence of the trend set, in particular, by “Washington” for lateral passes and non-standard actions, and (See also advanced analytics). And the “Leafs” have no positioning at all, although in the end they scored four times with the goalkeeper removed. “Coyotes”, in turn, practically do not use snails and, in general, are focused on attacks on the move.So, “Arizona” is the only team in the league that has never scored with a goalkeeper removed (even with delayed penalties) and allowed seven goals into their own net.
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In second place from the end – with one goal removed from the goalkeeper (on a postponed penalty) – Montreal, which has absolutely the worst majority in the league (12.3%) and even lower quality of shots (52.2%). We missed eight.
It is curious that the leaders in the quality of shots are widely represented among the leaders in the goals scored with the goalkeeper removed. Here and “Chicago” (7, 56%), and “Buffalo” (6, 56.8%), and “New Jersey” (6, 57%), and “Nashville” (8, 54.7%) , and “Colorado” (10, 55%), and “Boston” (6, 54.7%), and “Florida” (6, 56.8%). Detroit looks like an anomaly with its 10 goals and 53.7%, but the fact itself is explained by the fact that the Red Wings very often shot the goalkeeper (in 43 games), scored three on a delayed penalty, shot, losing in two, and three goals, which somewhat changes the picture, and were often smeared on their goal: six times the shots were blocked, nine more times – the opponent simply did not hit.We conceded 15 goals anyway, but that’s okay. At the same time, their implementation of attempts is one third higher than the average for the NHL (14%).
Skip empty commands on average about 45 percent of the time. This is at the level of the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons. In the 2013-14 season, an indicator of 31% was recorded, an abnormally low, and so it is usually in the region of 40%.
Video: STL-VASH: Ovechkin scores into an empty net
Back in the 2010s, The Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports published an article that examined different situations in the NHL during the period from 2002 to 2007.In 64 percent of matches, the goalkeeper was filmed at the end. In 34 percent of these matches (in every third), a goal was scored in one of the goals. And only in 30 percent of cases – into the goal, where the goalkeeper was.
In recent years, namely in the last five years, following the example of Patrick Roy, the head coaches began to shoot the goalkeeper much earlier. Saint Patrick in “Colorado” could release the sixth field and 10 minutes before the end. And he often achieved success.
In the 2012-13 season, the goalkeeper was shot on average one minute before the end with a one goal difference.Now the indicator is approaching two. A professor at the University of California Don Morrison, who has been dealing with problems for a long time, periodically updating the data, a few years ago came up with a formula in which you need to shoot in two and a half, because then the chance to score is 20 percent. If later, then it falls, although not with a linear relationship.
In the fall, a joint study by billionaire Clifford Asness and professor of mathematics at New York University Aaron Brown came out. They put together an amusing model that takes into account a large number of aspects (including the probability of removing an opponent, the probability of scoring, and about one goal is scored in seven minutes), and they deduced that with a difference of one puck, the goalkeeper should be removed in more than six minutes. to end.With a difference of two – for 13. Cardinally. But it is based solely on numbers, and the coach needs to take into account a million more factors, including those that are subtle matters. The type of psychological state – general, leaders, as a whole, separately, for a given period and at a specific point in time. All this also affects.
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Scoring with a removed goalkeeper has become more frequent since that very 2007, as has been shooting a goalkeeper.Last season, for 60 minutes of the game with the goalkeeper removed, there were 8.1 goals in the opponent’s defended goal. With 2.4 goals when playing “5 on 5”. Three times higher performance. In the opposite direction, it is even steeper – from 2.4 to 17. It is, of course, easier to score in blanks. And these are the highest rates in many years. But the distribution remained about the same: a third of the goals scored fly into the defended goal, two-thirds – into the empty one. The risk is well worth it. The puck difference is only the third most important tiebreaker.
The 6v5 scoring leaders are Connor McDavid and Leon Dreiseitl, both with six.They put their hand to all six goals that Edmonton scored in the endings with six outfield.
Video: EDM-KGI: McDavid scores into the empty net
As for the contribution of the washers to the empty net in the statistics of individual players, it is quite significant in some cases. Let’s say Blake Wheeler scored as much as 10 points this way. In second place is teammate Mark Scheifli – he has eight. Behind them is another representative of “Winnipeg” Kyle Connor. The top three “Jets” are in full force, although recently this combination is not very relevant.Among the prominent scorers, it is also worth noting Mitch Marner (7), Patrick Kane (7) and Alexander Ovechkin (6, of which four are goals). It would be possible to cling to the race between Kane and McDavid, but Connor has his four empty points. Nikita Kucherov has even less – three. Here Dreiseitl suffers – he has no empty goals, and he lags behind Ovechkin by exactly four goals without resistance.
But strictly speaking, Ovi is far from being a “cheater”. Over the past five years, he scored 11 empty goals – out of 231 (4.8%).And in his entire career – 33 out of 653 (5%). Just slightly ahead of schedule this season. The main “cheater” in these cases is Michael Grabner. He has 20 empty goals out of 166 in his career. But, on the other hand, for this it is released. So that he intercepts that he can brilliantly, run away, that he can brilliantly, and score, putting an end to it. And, in fact, most of the leaders in goals in empty epochs of the salary ceiling are players who can take the puck and organize the gap: Marian Hossa, Brad Marschand, Patrick Marlowe, Zach Parise, Eric Staal, Rick Nash, the same Wheeler.
Video: Ovechkin made a pass, but scored into an empty net
Of course, all this affects the final formations in the lists of top scorers and snipers. But, again, Wheeler is constantly released in such situations because only this season in his presence on the ice 12 were scored and only two were conceded with the opponent’s goalkeeper removed. His team often wins, rivals often have to catch up. Even Artemy Panarin and Johnny Gaudreau are frequent guests on the court when it is necessary not to be allowed to score.Although they seem to be not difficult to push through. Because they need a minimum of time and space to properly manage the puck. If you want to score empty points – win, and you will be happy.
Igor Eronko is a columnist for Sport-Express and a regular contributor to NHL.com/ru.
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90,000 KHL.Goalkeepers: numbers and facts
To date, 64 goalkeepers have defended the teams’ gates, two of whom (Vasily Koshechkin and Alexey Yakhin) have changed their registration during the season. The greatest number of victories was won by Ilya Proskuryakov – 17, followed by Robert Ash, Curry Rameau, Martin Gerber with 14 won matches. So far there are no victories in this championship for 13 goalkeepers.
The largest number of goalkeepers played in Torpedo, Lada, Severstal and Vityaz – 4 each.And the largest number was included in the applications for the game at Lokomotiv – 6, but only two of them went on the ice.
The most playing goalkeepers of the League today: Vasily Koshechkin (1664 minutes on ice), Ilya Proskuryakov (1538), Martin Gerber (1526), Curry Ramo (1416), Robert Ash (1382 ). As you can see, there are three legionnaires in the top five. This season, the legionnaire playing time limit, which was 65% a year ago, has been canceled. Which clubs have taken full advantage of this exemption?
The picture is as follows: in 6 of 21 Russian teams foreigners “run the show”:
Atlant – Martin Gerber 86.57%
Avangard – Curry Ramo 76.99%
Severstal – Rastislav Stanya 74.39%
SKA – Robert Ash 73.33%
Torpedo – Bernd Bruckler and Martin Falter 70.68%
HC MVD – Michael Garnett 69.24%
To characterize the game of goalkeepers in sports statistics, the average time of the first conceded puck, the so-called “safety margin” of goalkeepers, is used.
The top three on this indicator in the current championship (of those who have played more than five games) are Maxim Sokolov (41:25, in photo ), Vasily Koshechkin (28:15) and Yuri Klyuchnikov (27:51). Best Foreigner – Jeff Glass (25:43) – is overall sixth.
I represent the best goalkeepers in previous years based on the results of the regular season.
1997/98 Vitaly Eremeev (Torpedo Yaroslavl) 40:26 in 17 games
1998/99 Oleg Shevtsov (Torpedo Yaroslavl) 36:01 in 26 games
1999/00 Vitaly Eremeev (Dynamo Moscow) 35: 11 in 26 games
2000/01 Ilya Bryzgalov (Lada) 30:48 in 34 games
2001/02 Yegor Podomatsky (Lokomotiv) 33:34 in 48 games
2002/03 Maxim Mikhailovsky (Lada) 33 : 14 in 36 games
2003/04 Alexander Eremenko (Amur, Dynamo Moscow) 37:31 in 17 games
2004/05 Vitaly Eremeev (Dynamo Moscow) 36:30 in 27 games
2005/06 Vasily Koshechkin (Lada) 34:18 in 41 games
2006/07 Andrey Mezin (Salavat Yulaev) 29:43 in 19 games
2007/08 Evgeny Konstantinov (HC MVD) 33:45 in 8 games
2008/09 Dmitry Yachanov (SKA) 32:51 in 22 games
As you can see, Maxim Sokolov has the best goalkeeper margin of safety this season for the entire time of the Russian championships.
Ivan Kasutin conceded the largest number of goals when playing in equal compositions – 42, Danila Alistratov and Curry Rameau conceded more than others in the minority – 23. In the majority of games, Sergey Bobrovsky conceded more often than others – 5 goals. Since the goalkeepers spent different times on the ice in different combinations, let’s take a look at their reliability factors.
When playing in equal compositions (hereinafter, at least 5 matches played), the best Maxim Sokolov (1.03), Evgeny Tsaregorodtsev (1.14) and Karri Ramo (1.23).Andrey Malkov (5.13), Sergey Zvyagin (4.2) and Sergey Denisov (4.16) have the worst performance.
When playing in the minority, the best are Vitaly Eremeev (3.53), Mikael Tellquist (3.55) and Robert Ash (3.76). Alexey Egorov (12.53), Andrey Malkov (10.53) and Evgeny Lobanov (10.01) have the worst performance.
When playing in the majority, the worst indicators are for Sergei Bobrovsky (2.32), Alexander Vyukhin and Sergei Borisov (1.9 each). However, these indicators reflect not so much the skill of the goalkeepers as the degree of sloppiness of the team when playing in the majority.
Today’s meeting knots
Dynamo – HC MVD
Khomutov met Znarok three times: one victory and two defeats.
In the Russian championships, the teams played 12 matches – absolute equality: 6 wins each and 32 goals scored.
Dynamo won the last three games in Luzhniki. The last guest victory of the “policemen” over the “elder brother” was recorded on October 6, 2006.
Seven hockey players who previously defended the blue and white colors play for the HC MVD: Igor Mirnov (291 matches), Alexey Kudashov (251), Andrey Skopintsev (224), Yuri Babenko (94), Evgeny Fedorov (86), Ruslan Zainullin ( 50), Alexey Volkov (16).Whereas in the ranks of “Dynamo” only one Mikhail Biryukov has the experience of playing for the HC MVD.
The reliability coefficient in the last games of Michael Garnett (2.19) is noticeably better than that of Biryukov (3.22) and Vitaly Eremeev (4.42).
No team has scored more than two goals in the last 5 games. Alexey Kudashov earned 5 points, Linus Omark scored 4 points.
Dynamo suffered 4 defeats in a row in regulation time. Their opponents are gaining points in their last four matches. In addition, in the last four guest meetings, the “policemen” invariably won in regular time.
If Dynamo open an account in Luzhniki, they will definitely win this season. Their guests in the current championship have not lost a single away meeting in which they opened an account. So the price of the first puck will be extremely high today.
Severstal – SKA
The second meeting of the mentors. In the first, November 19, Smith won a “dry” victory. For Kvartalnov, the upcoming game is the first small anniversary on the coaching bridge: the 10th match.
Teams have met 38 times in the Russian championships.Severstal has twice as many victories: 22 against 11, with 5 draws.
Seven army men previously played for Severstal: Yuri Trubachev, Sergei Gusev, Maxim Rybin, Maxim Sokolov, Joel Kwiatkowski, Konstantin Gorovikov and Andrei Zyuzin. There are three former residents of Cherepovets in St. Petersburg: Pavel Kanarsky, Andrey Shefer and Alexander Zevakhin.
The reliability coefficients of the St. Petersburg goalkeepers in recent games are noticeably better than those of the Cherepovets gate guards. Sokolov (0.5) and Ash (1.97) versus Stan (3.57) and Yakhin (4.08).
Severstal have won only once in regulation time in their last 18 games. CSKA have not lost 10 matches in regular time. They have the most reliable defense in the League, with an average of 1.97 goals conceded per game. Away residents of St. Petersburg concede even less – 1.88. In terms of the percentage of points scored on someone else’s ice, only Salavat Yulaev is better than them.
If Severstal is in the lead after two periods on home ice, the match wins; if he is inferior in the score, then he will certainly lose.
CSKA, having lost the first period away, have never won.
“Spartak” – “Dynamo” Minsk
And in this pair the second meeting of the coaches will take place. On November 25 in Minsk, Rzhiga beat Andrievsky with a score of 5: 2.
For two seasons, teams in the Russian championships held 6 meetings, and only once (October 15 this year in Minsk) the victory was on the side of Dynamo.
Kochnev plays more confidently than Mezin in recent matches: the reliability coefficient is 2 against 2.77.
The leader of the Spartak attack, Branko Radivojevic, has 8 points in the last 5 games.
In their last 11 matches, Dynamo have won only once in regulation time. In their last 4 away games, they have scored exactly one goal each.
If the red and white are leading on their ice this season after the first period, they always bring the matter to the final victory. If Minskers concede first on the road, they lose the match.
Source: KHL official website
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90,000 The best goalkeeper in Europe in reflecting blows is a noun from Nice.Why this does not make him simply the best goalkeeper in Europe
Therefore, the PSxG model most objectively shows what chance a goalkeeper has to make a save. If he pulled out a punch with a weight of 0.6 PSxG, these 0.6 points are awarded to him. If he missed a punch with a weight of 0.3, then 0.7 is taken away from him – the percentage of the probability that he should have been dragging.
It turns out that the expected saves are the difference between hit back and goals conceded, based on the difficulty of each hit.
Nice’s Benitez is the best in this number in the last 3.5 seasons. He has fielded more dangerous shots for the team than any other goalkeeper in the top 5 leagues. The number 0.25 is how many moments he pulls out on average per match.
How to write important words correctly. What kind of VAR? Performance – do you really need a second “r”? Save or save?
It is necessary to separate two concepts: the best goalkeeper and the best shotstopper (shot deflector). Shotstop is the most important goalkeeper skill. But there are others: playing at the exits (both with overhangs and with counterattacks), passes, the start of attacks, defense management.For example, Cloud is better than Alisson in parrying blows. But it’s not a fact that he is better than him in general – Alisson is more confident and often plays at the exits, passes much better, sees the field, plays under pressure.
So, yes, Walter Benitez is the best shotstopper of the last 3.5 seasons. And probably the most underrated goalkeeper in Europe right now.
It is not even listed in France: for example, it is not included in the lists of the best goalkeepers according to the results of the seasons. Experts are angry, proving by numbers that Benitez is the strongest.But there is still no general acceptance. This is another proof of how difficult it is to evaluate a goalkeeper without seeing all of his matches. And how difficult it is to be recognized when you are not promoted by the media.
On the other hand, Benitez is really not on the level of the best. For example, he almost never plays at the outputs. And this allows you to create more chances at the gate, without interrupting the attacks of opponents. A frequent picture when a cross into the penalty area of ”Nice”: Benitez squeezes into the goal line, in the penalty area or goalkeeper’s confusion begins, which can end with a sharp blow.
Top scorers and goalkeepers, attendance and special teams. Key figures from two playoff rounds
Introducing the complete statistical picture of the President’s Cup.
The semi-final of the playoffs in the 2020/21 season repeated last year’s record of the national championships in terms of duration – the teams played 12 matches again.This round saw another maximum series in terms of the number of fights, in which Yunost beat Metallurg.
In 12 games, teams have scored 90,065 69 goals 90,066. Average performance – 5.75 goals per match, which is almost a puck more than in the previous round (4.8). Both series were rich in goals: Yunost vs Metallurg scored 40 times and topped the overall list, and the confrontation between Shakhtar and Gomel is the most spectacular at the moment (5.8 goals per match).
Series Performance Matrix:
|Matches||Goals||Average per game|
|Yunost – Metallurg||7||40||5.7|
|Dynamo-ML – Metallurg||6||32||5.3|
|Gomel – Neman||7||32||4.6|
|Shakhtar – Gomel||5||29||5.8|
|“Youth” – “Brest”||4||19||4.8|
|Shakhtar – Chemist||4||17||4.3|
The top 10 top scorers in the playoffs have almost the same faces as after the quarterfinals.The list continues to be headed by Gomel’s forward German Nesterov , who scored 15 (6 + 9) points in 12 matches. He has only five points left before repeating the extraliga record for scoring in the playoffs (Oleg Shafarenko, 2011, 7 + 13 with Yunost).
In the top ten, there are three hockey players from Metallurg and Yunost, two more from Gomel and Shakhtar.
Let us note the rise of the forwards of Minskers Denis Mingaleev and Maksim Raseikin, who did not finish the first round in the group of leaders.But in the semifinals, both scored 7 (5 + 2) points and are now among the best.
90,065 Top 10 top scorers in the President’s Cup:
1. German Nesterov (Gomel) – 15 (6 + 9) points in 12 games
2. Alexey Mikhnov (Metallurg) – 13 (8 + 5) points in 13 games
3. Denis Mingaleev (“Youth”) – 12 (5 + 7) points in 11 games
4. Alexander Korenov (Gomel) – 11 (6 + 5) points in 12 games
5.Evgeniy Astankov (Metallurg) – 11 (3 + 8) points in 13 games
6. Alexander Yeronov (Metallurg) – 11 (0 + 11) points in 13 games
7. Maxim Raseykin (“Youth”) – 10 (7 + 3) points in 11 games
8. Andriy Feklistov (Shakhtar) – 9 (5 + 4) points in 7 games
9. Roman Krikunenko (Shakhtar) – 9 (4 + 5) points in 8 games
10. Stanislav Lopachuk (“Youth”) – 9 (4 + 5) points in 11 games
The list of the best snipers in the playoffs is headed by Alexei Mikhnov with 8 goals.Immediately behind him is Maxim Raseikin with 7 accurate shots. Lynx leaders German Nesterov and Alexander Korenov share the third line with 6 goals.
Andrei Antonov, captain of Yunost, entered the top three defensive scorers. It is he who is the main candidate to seize the palm from the “wolf” Alexander Yeronov, who will no longer be able to replenish the piggy bank.
90,065 Top-3 top scorers-defenders of the President’s Cup:
1.Alexander Eronov (Metallurg) – 11 (0 + 11) points in 13 games
2. Andrey Antonov (“Youth”) – 9 (3 + 6) points in 11 games
3. Dmitry Zalamay (Metallurg) – 8 (2 + 6) points in 13 games
There were no super-reliable goalkeepers in the productive semi-finals, but still some representatives of this role showed a good game.
Maxim Lubsky (Gomel, 93.4%) has the best percentage of reflected shots at this stage, Dmitry Milchakov from Metallurg made the largest number of saves – 127.
Maxim Lubsky and Sergei Bolshakov (Youth) scored one shutout each in the semifinals. The Lynx goalkeeper is still taking the lead in the race for the title of the best goalkeeper in the playoffs.
In the general list, we note the fall after the first round of Sergei Stepanov (Shakhtar) and Andrei Grishchenko (Gomel). For the second, the percentage of reflected throws went completely below 90%.
Goalkeeping Statistics for 2 Playoff Rounds:
|1.||Maxim Gorodetsky (Neman)||5||94.4||1.63||eleven||184||0|
|2.||Maxim Malyutin (Shakhtar)||2||93.3||1.58||2||28||0|
|3.||Maxim Lubsky (Gomel)||10||93.1||1.83||17||231||1|
|4.||Alexander Osipkov (Youth)||6||93.0||1.52||nine||119||2|
|5.||Rostislav Zinovenko (Youth)||1||92.9||1||1||13||0|
|6.||Nikita Tolopilo (Dynamo)||4||92.6||2.5||nine||112||0|
|7.||Sergey Bronnikov (Brest)||2||92.1||3.23||7||82||0|
|eight.||Ivan Polyakov (Neman)||3||91.9||1.90||4||45||0|
|nine.||Dmitry Milchakov (Metallurg)||nine||91.8||2.68||20||224||0|
|ten.||Mikhail Karnaukhov (Metallurg)||7||91.8||2.51||16||179||0|
|eleven.||Sergey Bolshakov (Youth)||5||91.3||1.92||nine||94||1|
|12.||Artem Shpilev (Chemist)||3||91.1||2.37||7||72||0|
|13.||Yan Shelepnev (Dynamo)||1||90.9||1.40||1||ten||0|
|fourteen.||Sergey Stepanov (Shakhtar)||eight||90.6||2.33||eighteen||173||1|
|15.||Vadim Vashkevich (Chemist)||1||90.3||3.05||3||28||0|
|16.||Alexey Kolosov (Dynamo)||2||89.3||3.1||6||50||0|
|17.||Andrey Grishchenko (Gomel)||7||88.9||2.53||12||96||1|
|eighteen.||Stepan Goryachevskikh (Brest)||2||85.5||5||ten||59||0|
In the semifinals, all teams played well in the majority.Even for Gomel, the indicator is slightly distorted due to Shakhtar’s two deletions at the very end of the meetings. If not for this fact, “lynx” would not lag far behind “Youth”.
It should be noted that Metallurg demonstrated excellent implementation of the excess over both rounds, and therefore tops the overall list. “Wolves” in the semifinals not only played most often in the majority, but also scored 8 goals in unequal compositions. True, “Yunost” lagged behind quite a bit.
It’s funny that the teams reached the final, which less often than their opponents used the numerical advantage.But here we saw, rather, an exception to the rule, because the whole four coped with a bang.
According to the results of two rounds, Khimik now has the best penalty-killing – 88.2%. Another plus in the karma of Oleg Khmyl.
Statistics of special teams based on the results of the semi-finals:
|1.||Metallurgist||33.33% (8/24)||73.91% (17/23)|
|2.||Miner||31.25% (5/16)||79.17% (19/24)|
|3.||Youth||26.09% (6/23)||66.67% (16/25)|
|4.||Gomel||20.83% (5/24)||68.75% (11/16)|
Special Crews’ Statistics for the two playoff rounds:
|1.||Metallurg||31.91% (15/47)||72% (36/50)|
|2.||Dynamo||29.63% (8/27) 90,019||69.57% (16/23) 90,019|
|3.||Youth||28.57% (12/42) 90,019||75.68% (28/37) 90,019|
|4.||Gomel||22.92% (11/48) 90,019||74.36% (29/39) 90,019|
|5.||Neman||21.74% (5/23) 90,019||75% (18/24)|
|6.||Miner||21.21% (7/33)||84.62% (33/39)|
|7.||Brest||7.69% (1/13)||68.42% (13/19) 90,019|
|eight.||Chemist||6.67% (1/15)||88.24% (15/17)|
15636 spectators watched 12 matches of the semifinals live.Average attendance increased slightly compared to the first round and averaged 1,239 people per game (1203 in the quarterfinals).
The best turnout at the semi-finals stage was at the matches in Gomel – the attendance of 2700 people was recorded at both home matches of the Lynxes. The worst in Minsk at the fights of “Youth” – 624 spectators on average. It is these teams that will meet each other in the final.
President Cup Attendance Table:
Text: Konstantin Korablev
90,000 Anton Todykov: “Goalkeeper statistics are a projection of the team’s game” – Hockey club Vityaz – official site
Podolsk.ru, January 12, 2021 |
Podolsk.ru. Interview with the Vityaz goalkeeper
Anton Todykov’s career is a vivid example of how love for hockey, dedication and work help to achieve his goal, despite all the zig-zags of fate. We talked with Anton about the time spent in North America and Kazakhstan, and about the VHL, and about the first steps in Vityaz. In general, almost everything. It turned out to be voluminous, interesting and fun!
– You were born in Moscow, in which there are a lot of different circles, sports sections.Why did you choose hockey? Did someone bring you to this sport or did you want to?
– I started hockey at the age of six. The main reason was that I was a child prone to illness. And to improve health, immunity, doctors advised to engage in winter sports. The parents were faced with a choice – ski or hockey? It was at this time that I watched the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano on TV. I was very interested in playing hockey. And, as is often the case with future goalkeepers, I liked the goalkeeper uniform and the fact that goalkeepers are often mentioned by commentators in the broadcast.I would especially like to note the final match of that tournament – Russia – Czech Republic, in which the goal was defended by Domenik Hasek and Mikhail Alekseevich Shtalenkov. It is interesting that years later Mikhail Alekseevich was already my coach of goalkeepers at Vityaz (smiles)!
– That is, right away, when you came to the hockey section, you wanted to become a goalkeeper?
– Yes, I immediately wanted to defend the goal, but the primary task was to learn how to skate. Therefore, for the first six months I trained in the general group, with field players.Plus there were some difficulties with the purchase of goalkeeper ammunition. As soon as all these difficulties were overcome, I started playing in goal.
– “Rus” was your first school. Was she just closest to home?
– Yes, it was one of the nearest schools that was available to us.
– And the CSKA coaches already noticed you there?
– I don’t remember the subtleties of this transfer (laughs). Something in the spirit: we played against CSKA, and their coach liked me, he was ready to consider my candidacy.Yes, and parents, apparently, at that time began to understand that you can try something more serious than just classes to improve health. As a result, I spent one and a half to two years in “Rus”. And the rest of the time, up to the MHL and one season there, I spent at CSKA.
– Is it a special feeling to train at CSKA? Or, as a child, you still don’t understand the whole historical significance of the club? Still, this is the most titled club in Europe, whose gates were defended by the legendary Tretiak …
– One way or another, you understand that you are studying in the legendary club, in its very strong school.But you do not feel any burden of responsibility.
– Were there any idols in childhood, or maybe you watched any goalkeeper closely?
– Neither then, nor now, as such, I had no idols. There has always been a collective image. From one I liked something, from another I learned something, from the third I spied an interesting element. On this, in fact, I grew up.
– After CSKA school you spent a year in the MHL, playing for the Red Army. And then your career took its first sharp turn.You moved to North America, and to GMHL. If we still know about the leagues included in the CHL, then very few are familiar with this league. Please tell us how you got there, what were your first impressions and in general more details about this structure.
– At about fifteen my parents and I began to look towards North America as a further stage of development. And, after a season in the Red Army, in the summer I went there to a training camp for goalkeepers to train, talk to the coaches.Assess the prospects for your development abroad. Upon my return from this camp, it turned out that the situation in the “Red Army” was unfortunate for me. They didn’t plan to give me a lot of playing time, roughly speaking, I became the third goalkeeper. And this served as a starting point for me to, as they say, drop everything and go nowhere. Since I was leaving already during the season, there were no worthy options, and I had to go where they were offered.
We were really very little informed about this league.Like many in Russia, they had a rather poor understanding of the structure of the North American youth leagues, how many there are, etc. We can say that we went blindly. Of course, the league was not at the level that we expected. On the other hand, that crazy, rabid youth hockey that is played in GMHL, and a huge amount of playing time for me personally, besides, it was accompanied by tremendous intensity and overall game load, certainly did me good, despite the general level of the league.
The majority of GMHL teams are located in fairly small towns with a population of 40,000 or less.Such a classic one-story America / Canada, two gas stations, one coffee shop and an ice palace in the center. And this in a certain way contributed to a complete concentration on hockey. You have nowhere to go except for some extra workout. Fortunately, there are no problems with ice there. For example, in one of the cities I had the opportunity to ride from morning to evening. I came to the jumper at seven in the morning, negotiated with him, he filled the ice absolutely free. And before training, you worked out for yourself for half an hour, then you trained with everyone, and in the evening there was the so-called “open hockey” in the palace.At this time, anyone can come, pay a little money and ride, throw at the gate. I used to specially come there in full ammunition in order to “for fun” ride with people, they threw me. And sometimes he went there as a field player. It was always fun to move around in the field! This is useful both in terms of functional training and tactical training. Since it is a very valuable experience for a goalkeeper to understand what the striker sees and feels when he goes to the goal.
If we discard all stereotypes and other attendant circumstances, then from the point of view of hockey it was the best time! Because I have never had so much hockey and available ice and probably never will.
– You spent most of your North American career at Shelburne, which was owned by a Russian, and the team included many of our hockey players. Did this leave any imprint on everyday life, on the game?
– I spent four seasons in GMHL. The first – in the American team “Jamestown”, and every away game we crossed the border. For the next two years I played for the Canadian team Shelburne. Yes, it was owned by a native of St. Petersburg Igor Vasiliev.And I spent one more season in another team “Elliston”, but in fact it was also owned by Vasiliev.
I remember the first season the most, because I was the only Russian inhabitant for 100 or even more kilometers around. And it was very helpful in learning the language, a real stress test for me. As it turned out, the level of school English in America does not work at all (smiles). You seem to understand people, but you cannot express your thoughts. And when I got to Shelbourne, where there were many of our guys, the feeling that you were abroad was a little smeared.
– GMHL teams have individual goalkeeping coaches, did they work with you?
– Not in my teams. After the season, I annually stayed in development camps, and there I already worked with specialized coaches. Moreover, quite interesting specialists came. In these camps I lived and trained for a month. This was also beneficial.
– Is the work of the Canadian goalkeeping specialists different from the Russian ones? Are there any peculiarities in the work?
– I went to different goalkeeper development camps, and you can say that there are four main schools – these are Sweden, Finland, North America and Russia.I would especially single out two – North American and Russian. Because they have a comprehensive approach. The bet is not placed on any one aspect of the game. For example, no matter how much I went to the camps in Sweden and Finland, they spent most of the time working on one. In Sweden, this is a colossal work on the legs – choosing a position, skating. In Finland, we work all the time on setting the arms, body, and stance. Perhaps it all depends on the coach, because I will not talk about the superiority of any school, it’s just my personal observation, that’s how it was with me.
If the technique begins to be used for the sake of beauty of movement, this is a road to nowhere …
– There used to be three styles of goalkeeper play: stand-up, butterfly and hybrid. It seems to me that the hybrid eventually supplanted the other two. Do you also try to play in a hybrid style?
– Let’s just say – here to each his own, of course, but modern hockey dictates its own requirements, and the “hybrid” works well.Therefore, do not come up with too much. The most important thing is to avoid such a trap – “technique for the sake of technique”. The main thing is that your goalkeeper technique works for the good of the team. And when the technique begins to be used for the sake of the beauty of movements, this is the path to nowhere.
– Also, does the goalkeeper lose concentration when he starts thinking about how to technically correct the shot?
– Yes, you don’t have to think about it in the game. Play thinking should prevail.
– In an interview, Semyon Varlamov said that the then famous goalkeeping coach Francois Aller, who worked with him then (the coach of the great Patrick Roy – approx.author) said: “In modern hockey, 95% of a goalkeeper’s play should be due to positioning and butterfly, and only 5% are splits and other acrobatic saves.” Do you agree with this? And what is Vityaz’s goalkeeping coach Andrei Malkov mainly working on?
– Certainly. Positioning is a key aspect of a goalkeeper’s game. In North America, for example, I was told the following phrase: “The more pucks hit the goalkeeper’s stomach and chest, the better.” That is, it is not the splits saves that make you a first-class goalkeeper, although the team also needs them.Any save is good. We are also working with Andrei Vitalievich on the choice of a position – this is a fundamental part of training, a great emphasis is placed on this. At the same time, the choice of position cannot exist on its own, without good skating, without physical training. Without this, you may not have time to take the right position.
– Let’s go back to Canada … Did you get “infected” with rock and roll there or did you listen to it before moving?
– Even before the move, my soul lay closer to this music (smiles).But I remember very much how I visited the Rock and Roll Museum in Cleveland, America. It is a huge pyramid-shaped building. And it contains the entire history of music, from jazz to contemporary performers. It was very interesting to see all these artifacts!
– Have you mastered any musical instrument? In an old interview you said that you would like to …
– No. I tried hard with the guitar, but this is all true, without tutors, etc. I want to learn how to play the piano, but I don’t know the instruments yet.
– Another question about North America. Summarize. Do you regret that you went there?
– No, I don’t regret it. Maybe that period was not as good as I originally expected, but there were many obvious advantages. There I really got stronger mentally, as the first goalkeeper. I understood what it means to play several games in a row, what a great responsibility. For example, I had a period there when my team was, let’s say, lower than the average, even in that league, and physically it was very difficult, because each match on my goal was applied more than fifty shots.All this in total gave a good help for my psychological confidence in the future.
– And then a sharp turn in your career followed – from Canada to Kazakhstan, to the Gornyak (Rudny) team …
– In Canada, every year I made attempts to move to a higher League, to reach another level, but every time something went wrong. Either visas or other documents did not have time to be done. In general, there were a lot of near-hockey reasons that interfered with every year. And when I turned 22 (the limitation in GMHL is 21), it was decided to return to Russia in order to continue my development, and first try to get into the VHL.It was then that the greatest difficulties began with the search for a team. It’s corny, but nobody was interested in me. You are returning from Canada, but in four years they have already forgotten about you. You entered the market, and there are simply no options. You started calling all the agents you know, scouts and just asking for help to get on the screening. In response, you hear a dozen excuses from the category; it’s too late, no one knows you, etc. As a result, thanks to all these calls and long searches, somewhere in the middle of August there was an option to go to Kazakhstan.It was the last chance, because, indeed, everywhere all the seats were occupied, everyone was busy with training camps, preseason matches, and I was walking in the park with my dog and thinking: “Is it really all?” Without thinking twice, I bought a one-way ticket, collected the necessary minimum of things, two goalkeeper sticks and flew (smiles).
– What was the hardest moment in your career? Uncertainty …
– Yes, this particular command search. The transition from youth hockey to adult. It was not gradual for me.As usual it happens: from the MHL they pull up to the VHL, then a little to the KHL, and so the goalkeeper gradually pours into this stream. I didn’t have that. After Canada, I had to somehow catch hold of something. It’s good that it happened with Kazakhstan. Again, I went there to watch, but after a week it was obvious that I would stay with the team. The coach there was Evgeny Aleksandrovich Zinoviev, who now works in the “South Ural” (VHL – author’s note).
– Did you become the first number at Shakhtar right away?
– Yes, I have it there since the first season, which is called “on the mend.”Before that, Shakhtar had not won medals for seven or eight years, but we immediately managed to win the bronze that season. It was a great success for the team from Rudny. And after that I began to breathe a little easier, of course.
– Increased confidence?
– The understanding came that you still managed to catch hold of big hockey, albeit in Kazakhstan. I can say that in those years the championship of Kazakhstan was of a fairly good level. It was quite possible to compare with our VHL. Quite a lot of foreigners played there, and many teams paid decent money.In addition, there were only ten teams in it, thanks to this, the average level was very decent.
– It was not for nothing that Vityaz turned its attention to you at that time.
– I had the opportunity to go to another team, but I did not change the club within the same league. The second season for Gornyak turned out to be not so powerful. Maybe the euphoria after the medals prevented us, and the lineup changed. All the same, for me it was growth, development again. And after the second season, I had the opportunity to go through the screening at Vityaz.
– When you first came to Vityaz in the 2016/2017 season, your competitors were Syateri and Saprykin. Therefore, in the first season, you did not play a single game. The next time you made your debut. There were only two matches, but both were memorable. Do you remember your debut in the KHL on September 5, 2017 in the game Vityaz – Siberia – 1: 2?
– It happened by chance! There was some kind of infection in the team. Three or four people fell ill one day, and I already knew that I would be on the list for the match with Siberia.On the day of the game, a couple more people fell ill, including Igor Saprykin. He got sick after the morning rolling, and I did not know about it. After rolling out we had lunch, then I slept well and, not suspecting anything, came to the locker room to get ready for the game. And then I noticed a rather unusual attention of the guys to me. And when Bogdan Donenko entered the locker room and began to change (at that moment the goalkeeper of the “Russian Knights” – author’s note), then I began to understand that the time had come (laughs).
– What were your feelings at that moment?
– I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long that it would be silly to be scared at the last moment.I just realized that the time has come, we need to act. It’s great to play in the KHL! In addition, Mikhail Alekseevich Shtalenkov cheered me up quite well before the match. Yes, in the end we lost, but the match was good enough, stubborn.
– There, and your second game turned out to be memorable (01/05/2018 Vityaz – CSKA – author’s note). You entered the court with the score 0: 6 in favor of CSKA? How does the goalkeeper feel when he goes on the ice with this score?
– Somewhere after the fourth goal, I already started looking at the head coach with a question in his eyes about a possible replacement of the goalkeeper.But this tactic was not successful (smiles). I had to wait for the fifth and sixth goals. After that, I had to go out on the ice, and it was also a very good stress test – I sat for two periods, I was already freezing, and then you go against CSKA, which that evening was the most mobilized team. And so, what we were talking about technology, all this could have been forgotten at that moment (laughs). It didn’t work there, at all. I just had to fight with all my might, which I did, but then I could not save the team from defeat, and we lost 0: 7 (laughs).
– You spent almost all of the previous three seasons at Dynamo (St. Petersburg). Can we say that, at the moment, these are your three best seasons of your career? After all, in the first you won the Petrov Cup, in the second you became the best in the VHL in dry matches, and in the third – in terms of reliability.
– Speaking of Dynamo, it is worth noting that this is one of the best teams in terms of organization. Within the budget of the VHL team, all conditions have been created there. It is very good and pleasant to play there, and we also liked the city.As you noticed, each season had its own advantages. The only thing, in the second season, everything was not so smooth, they showed a poor result (Dynamo had a bad regular season, changed its head coach twice a season and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs – author’s note).
– But for you personally, he was great – 9 “rusks” in 36 matches!
– Well, there were four or five of them when Leonid Tambiev was the head coach. All who defend the gates of his teams collect “crackers”.His defensive system is very helpful to the goalkeepers. You know, I have this expression: “the goalkeeper’s statistics are a projection of the team’s play.” The goalkeeper cannot be scolded or praised only for statistical indicators. You should always look at the team’s play, the standings. Consider these factors. When a team plays systematically, selflessly, then any goalkeeper will have good numbers. It also works the other way around.
– There were many interesting moments in that Dynamo. For example, that famous match with SKA-Neva is the longest in the history of our hockey (the fifth match of the Petrov Cup final series took place on 25.04.18, lasted 163 minutes and 36 seconds of net time, “SKA-Neva” took over 4: 3 – approx. auth.). You were back then, and I have one question. It is clear what Alexander Samonov, who was playing then, thought, but what does the goalkeeper, who has been sitting on the bench for the seventh period, think? How not to freeze, not fall asleep?
– It’s good that I was in stock (laughs). I was very pleased with one moment. Somewhere in the second overtime, goalkeeping coach Pavel I. Cherkas approached me, and the score in the series was 3-1 in our favor, and said: “Regardless of how we end today, you are playing the next match!” (laughs).In general, this is a match that you will not wish on the enemy. It was a human pity for the guys. After the third overtime, no one had the strength to run. I don’t know how they ran, moved. They say that after one of the overtimes, SKA-Neva had pizza in the locker room …
– Yes, then at a press conference, SKA-Neva coach Evgeny Popikhin said that they had pizza, and Tambiev immediately he answered that Dynamo did not, and therefore lost.
– Well, maybe she was the decisive factor that evening.And for me, after another overtime, everything turned into “Groundhog Day”. There were no commercial breaks, the audience had calmed down for a long time, there was no more entertainment left. I served twenty minutes / defended myself, went to the locker room, drank a cup of tea and stood back. And so on ad infinitum. There is already any puck that moves towards the goal, makes everything shrink inside – it will suddenly go in. And she does not crawl to the gate, gets stuck on the “mustache”, because no one has the strength to quit. All in all, a terrible experience.
– As a result, she reached the goal after throwing Svyatoslav Grebenshchikov. Did you remember that game with him?
– No, by the way, we never even talked about it.
– In the summer of 2091, Kravets came to Vityaz, and you came after a good season at a partner club. But after the first trainings, Mikhail Grigorievich refused your services, not even taking to the training camp. Wasn’t it offensive?
– I think that the situation with the goalkeepers was resolved even before the arrival of Mikhail Grigorievich.Almost at the last moment, Ilya Yezhov joined the team, and I think this confused the cards, including mine. Everything was clear and logical, I will go to the VHL again. The only thing, I first went on a bilateral contract, and then I signed a full-fledged one with Dynamo. I think this was done in the interests of the “blue and white”. They were reinsured not to be pulled back and forth throughout the season. There was nothing to be offended at, it just happened, and you go to play in the VHL with understanding. Yes, and you are not going anywhere, and in Dynamo – not the worst scenario.St. Petersburg, where many friends remained. The only thing was that there were household linings with the delivery and new rent of an apartment, but that’s okay.
– And still they pulled you out in the middle of the season, taking you on a trip to the Far East. And, as far as I know, you have encountered certain difficulties in Dynamo because of this.
– It was like this. I was sitting at home in the evening, watching hockey “Avangard” – “Vityaz”. Petya Kochetkov played at the start. Everything seems to be going well, the score was either 0: 0, or 0: 1.And since the goalkeeper is replaced, Igor Saprykin comes out during the break. I was very surprised. And as soon as Igor stepped onto the ice, I got a call from the Vityaz administrator, and he says that he urgently needs my passport in order to get a visa to China. In my opinion, that evening I didn’t even twitch, but the next day I was summoned to the Dynamo management, and the situation was explained: Vityaz needs a goalkeeper for the away streak, but you understand that only for her. Do you need this? ”
I replied that I fully understand the situation, and that I consider any trip with the KHL team as my chance.Therefore, I consider it wrong not to use it. Moreover, I would have missed only one or two Dynamo games, and our standings allowed me to do this, and Vityaz needs me more now. And I have no regrets. Yes, he did not go to the site, but Igor Saprykin played brilliantly on that trip, and did not leave the coaches a chance for rotation. And the fact that I didn’t work out for some time at Dynamo was just a common cold, I got pretty sick, and it took me a little time to get back into working mode.Therefore, there were no problems on the part of the club, just the illness prevented them from showing their hockey for three or four matches.
– A similar situation has developed again this summer. There were Yezhov, Kochetkov, Chechelev pulling up, Dorozhko signed. As a result, you haven’t played a single game at the Mayor’s Cup. Weren’t there any fears that you will be only the third goalkeeper again? To be honest, I did not expect that you would agree to sign a contract with Vityaz at all …
– Even despite certain successes in the VHL, there was no interest from the KHL clubs.And “Vityaz” gave this thread of hope. Because playing in the KHL is a priority for me anyway. And when you are given this thread, even nominally in the role of the third or fourth goalkeeper, you have no right not to cling to it, at least when you are already 28 years old. This contract is a chance for me. It doesn’t matter which goalkeeper you go in. Everything can be, everything happens. Therefore, I signed a contract without a doubt and started preparing for the season in a good mood. I didn’t think at all about what kind of goalkeeper I would be in terms of ranking.As I said in an interview after the match with Magnitogorsk: “The goalkeeper always prepares for his next game, and he does not know when it will be.” Yes, I wanted to play at least one match at the Mayor’s Cup to define my position. After all, my summer games turned out pretty good. Apparently, this was not enough, it was not enough. But it’s okay, you continue to prepare further. The main thing is to maintain a positive attitude throughout the season. It helps to cope with problems when everyone around you asserts that you are the third goalkeeper.And you either ignore these conversations altogether, or you hear, but smile in response and move on.
– You were rewarded for your dedication on September 24, 2020, when in the Metallurg – Vityaz match for the first time this season, you entered the starting lineup and won the first victory in the KHL. Best birthday ever?
– In terms of a holiday, a typical birthday. He is constantly on the ice, in the locker rooms. And from the point of view of the match, it turned out to approach him with the right attitude and thoughts that this is just another match of mine, that in the VHL, what kind of “Vityaz”.Probably, this is a certain way of thinking, that’s the only way I can explain. In no way did I cheat myself with the importance of this fight. I just went out on the ice and enjoyed it. An interesting game against Metallurg, with the fans. The atmosphere was great.
– Was the most difficult with Avtomobilist? After all, that was your record for reflected shots – 45 (on December 21 in the game with Jokerit he set a new record, reflecting 52 shots)
– If we take into account only functional load, then yes.And so, from the point of view of psychology or something else, then for me all the games are about the same. Yes, there are small deviations in every game, but not enough to pay attention to. Just a little more physically than usual.
– And if you take into account the opponent’s tactics? For example, “Avangard”, which tries to finish each entry into the zone by delivering the puck to the “nickel”. Does your game change against such teams?
– I play the puck, and I don’t care what they do, what tactics the coaches draw for them, who is going where, etc.Thoughts about this are distracting. Of course, I look at the disposition of the players, but no more.
– North American goalkeepers play well with the stick because they are used to the fact that as soon as they leave the gate, they are prompted by the defenders where to throw it. It is not customary for us to give a lot of prompting on the ice, the defenders are silent since childhood, and because of this, it is more difficult for the goalkeeper to play on the outs. Is it so?
– A lot of attention is now being paid to this factor, at least in our team.The goalkeeper, due to ammunition and other factors, takes a lot more time and attention to handle the puck, which he could have spent on assessing the situation on the court. And it is for this reason that it is vital for the goalkeeper to have a prompt. I will not talk about all the defenders, but, I repeat, we are working on this. And I myself felt that it became much easier. I thought that I was a bad club player, and when the guys started prompting, it turned out that I was not that bad.
– You dried your first “cracker” in the KHL on October 30 in the game “Severstal” – “Vityaz” – 0: 3.What did the guys say in the locker room in Cherepovets, congratulations?
– Nothing like that, a working moment. They said they were good, congratulated, beat off the cam (with a smile).
– Before the games, do you have any premonitions that today the game will go or, conversely, not my day?
– There are such sensations of something, but they work with a 50/50 probability. You can go to the game with the worst possible feelings, and everything will turn out just fine, and also vice versa. Therefore, my intuition in this regard can be ignored.
– When they announced that they had signed a contract with Tedenby, everyone rushed to Youtube to watch the shootouts performed by him. Does Matthias show anything like that in training?
– I do not look at training for anyone, I have my own job. Now I will take a closer look at what he is doing there. We train shootouts, but I didn’t pay much attention. Of course, he is capable of scoring, but I cannot answer your question. I concentrate on my work.
Anton Todykov: “The goalkeeper’s statistics are a projection of the team’s play”
– Was there a dream as a child to get into the Russian national team?
– It was in my childhood that I did not understand this whole structure, in my youth it did not work out with the national team.Maybe everything is still ahead ?!
– Before the new year, good news came: the fans returned to the stands. Is it important for the goalkeeper, or do you concentrate so much on the puck and the game that you do not notice what is happening around?
– Feels, of course. And this is probably more from the category of esotericism and energy. I always feel this flow and try to transform it to my advantage. Although, believe me, this flow is not always positive, unfortunately. But when positive comes from it, you feel it and use it for good.And it is great news that our fans will return to the stands.
– What do you wish the fans?
– I wish the fans to believe in their team, no matter what. It’s easy to root for a team when they are consistently winning. And it is really valuable to be able to support in difficult moments, when it does not work out, there are defeats. At this moment, the true soul manifests itself.
Zvyagintsev Roman, Podolsk.