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In this article, I review the top goalies in the National Hockey League.

Top Goalies in the NHL

No player in an NHL game has so much pressure like the goalkeeper. Neither the six defenders nor the four forwards get as much pressure as this single guy in the net. It is the role of the goaltender to ensure that everything goes right, in addition to acting as the team’s last resort of defense. Every move and play count and can result in a score. It is for this reason that the goaltender is expected to be alert and focused all the time.

The list below focuses on the top goalies in the NHL that have shown extraordinary play of top notch standards from the time they began their careers playing hockey to date. Although a goalie’s recent performance is used in the rankings over previous work, results obtained in the short-term does not necessarily reflect a player’s ability to play, hence their body of work counts.

Here are the Top 4 Goalies in the NHL

Henrik Lundqvist – New York Rangers (53 Points Earned)

Henrik is known as the world’s most consistent hockey player. Within the 9 seasons he has played for the New York Rangers, his save percentage has always been above .912. As the second player in the League, Henrik has started 75% of his team’s NHL games. Thanks to him, his team has a Vezina Trophy. What makes this player valuable to the Rangers is his one of a kind ability to avoid an off-year as well as durability. Having played a minimum of 250 hockey games, Lundqvist is 2nd amongst the top goalies of all-time.

Tuukka Rask – Boston Bruins (51 Points Earned)

Rask can be ranked the top goalie if he plays a minimum of 54 games with his excellent form in constant. With respect to this, he can overtake both Dominik Hasek and Lundqvist to secure a spot at the top of the save % list. With a save percentage of .941, Rask is the current winner of the Vezina Trophy in addition to having led the hockey games over the last couple of seasons. Moreover, his save percentage was the best ever scored in the League’s history.

Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens (49 Points Earned)

Price’s save percentage and goals have been above average. At this point in his career, this goalie is coming off one of his best NHL game seasons. During the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Price put up his best performance. He scored 3 goals out of 106 shots over 5 games he played during the Olympics. As a result, he did not just lead Canada to earn a gold medal, but ensured the Canadiens made it to the Eastern Conference Final. At 27, it is clear that he is entering the climax of his career.

Jonathan Quick – Los Angeles Kings (41 Points Earned)

Jonathan is one of the NHL’s athletic goaltenders. He is one of the richest goalies, having won a couple of the Stanley Cup over the last 3 years. His play during overtime in the last hockey season earned him a top spot on this list; he did not allow any goals during the 14 overtimes with 24 goal shots.

Feel free to leave your comment regarding this list in the comments section below.

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I am a freelance writer who is very passionate about writing. I have also published the book 'FITNESS AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY: THE KEY TO LOVING YOUR BODY' on Amazon's Kindle platform.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
5th Nov 2014 (#)

Interesting post! Bruins all the way!

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
5th Nov 2014 (#)

Interesting post! Bruins all the way!

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