Unfun fact: Braden Holtby‘s 0-percent saving performance against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night puts him in ignoble company. Since the NHL started keeping stats about shots on goal in the late 80s, just 12 goalies had given up three goals on three shots. Holtby just became the 13th.
It hadn’t happened in two years and had only happened twice since the 2005 lockout.
|Don Edwards||0.0%||TOR vs PIT||1985-11-27|
|Alain Chevrier||0.0%||NJD vs WSH||1986-12-19|
|Don Beaupre||0.0%||WSH vs PIT||1989-11-24|
|Ken Wregget||0.0%||PHI vs TOR||1992-01-25|
|Peter Sidorkiewicz||0.0%||OTT vs HAR||1993-04-03|
|Chris Terreri||0.0%||NJD vs LAK||1994-01-15|
|Ron Hextall||0.0%||PHI vs NJD||1995-03-30|
|Arturs Irbe||0.0%||CAR vs TOR||1999-03-26|
|Tommy Salo||0.0%||EDM vs PHX||1999-03-30|
|Damian Rhodes||0.0%||ATL vs PHI||2001-01-05|
|Dan Ellis||0.0%||NSH vs DAL||2009-10-14|
|Antti Niemi||0.0%||DAL vs MIN||2017-01-14|
|Braden Holtby||0.0%||WSH vs COL||2019-10-14|
For the record, the list contains four Cup winners and three Vezina winners, including Holtby.
Only one goalie in NHL history has been scored on four times on four shots. It was Washington’s own Don Beaupre, who got pulled after 13 minutes in a 1989 post-Thanksgiving game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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