Saturday, March 23, 2019

Most goalie's wins in a season without a loss (2010 to 2019)

It's not easy to have a perfect record as a goalie, since it depends on how good your teammates are. That applies to goalies who don't lose and who don't win.

It should be noted that if a team falls behind early and changes goalies, it's easy for the backup to get the loss. Say Buffalo falls behind, 6-0, and pulls the starter. The teams each score seven goals to make the final score 13-7. But the backup gave up the eighth goal, so he gets the loss. This isn't like a baseball pitcher. 

We need two decisions to qualify at the moment. Here's a decade's worth of information; it will take some time to go back in time and get more numbers:

Name - Team - Year - Record
Angus Goodleaf - Rochester - 2015 - 2-0

Now the ones who went winless:

Name- - Team - Year - Record
Brandon Miller - Toronto - 2016 - 0-6
Matt Roik - Vancouver - 2014 - 0-6
Brodie MacDonald - Vancouver - 2018 - 0-5
Dan Lewis - Colorado - 2013 - 0-4
Ty Belanger - Vancouver - 2018 - 0-3
Doug Jamieson - New England - 2017 - 0-3
Christian Del Bianco - Calgary - 2017 - 0-3
Angus Goodleaf - Buffalo - 2011 - 0-3
Alex Buque - Colorado - 2017 - 0-2
Zach Higgins - Buffalo - 2017-18 - 0-2
Pat Campbell - Toronto - 2012 - 0-2
Angus Goodleaf - Buffalo - 2012 - 0-2
Pat Campbell - Toronto - 2011 - 0-2
Matt King - Colorado - 2011 - 0-2

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Most Bandits Goals in Game Without PP Goal

Anyone can run up the goal totals when the power-play unit is hot. But what about when it doesn't do a thing in terms of scoring? Let's take a look at how many goals can be scored without the man-advantage. List includes all games, including playoff games (although none made the list) from 2014 to 2018-19.

Here are the Bandits' examples for most goals:

No. - Opponent - Date - Result
20 - New England - 5/2/15 - Win
18 - Georgia - 2/10/18 - Win
16 - Vancouver - 12/28/18 - Win
16 - Colorado - 1/18/14 - Win
15 - Buffalo - 4/13/13 - Win

Then there are the fewest goals:

No. - Opponent - Date - Result
6 - Rochester - 2/8/14 - Loss
6 - Colorado - 3/9/13 - Loss
*6 - Toronto - 5/5/12 - Loss
7 - Rochester - 2/9/13 - Loss
7 - Edmonton - 3/23/13 - Loss

And here are the outings by Bandits' opponents:

No - Team - Date - Result
15 - Philadelphia - 12/15/18 - Loss to Bandits
15 - New England - 1/30/16 - Win over Bandits
15 - Rochester - 4/28/18  - Win over Bandits
10 - Philadelphia - 1/19/19 - Loss to Bandits
10 - New England - 2/6/16 - Loss to Bandits
10 - Vancouver - 3/25/16 - Loss to Bandits
9 - Rochester - 4/21/12 - Los to Bandits
8 - Minnesota - 3/21/15 - Loss to Bandits
8 - Rochester - 4/19/14 - Win over Bandits
6 - Toronto- 1/23/16 - Loss to Bandits

It's interesting how balanced the lists are. Score more goals and you win, which makes sense. So how did Rochester not score a power-play goal against Buffalo in 2014, only score eight goals overall, and still win? Fluke of a game. And how about Philadelphia? The Wings scored 15 times without a power-play goal against the Bandits in their first-ever game, but lost.

There's only been one game since 2012 which featured no power-play goals: a March 15, 2015 game with Minnesota.

* - Playoff game

Updated on February 11, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Top One-Game Save Percentages in a Bandits game (2005 to 2018-19 seasons)

Seasonal save percentages in lacrosse are much lower than they are in hockey. A good one in a lacrosse season is 75 percent, and a great one is 80 percent.

That leads to the question - what's a great one-game save percentage in the regular season? After watching Matt Vinc stop 93.2 percent of the shots in Jan. 2019, it was easy to wonder how good that was.

The answer: really good. I looked at goalies who played the entire game - in other words, no one-quarter relief wonders. Here are the top percentages since 2005 (as far back as gamesheets go), starting with the Bandits:

Name - Opponent - Date - Saves/Shots - Pct.
Matt Vinc - Rochester - 1/5/19 - 55/59 - .932
Anthony Cosmo - Rochester - 2/16/13 - 54/60 - .900
Steve Dietrich - Arizona - 4/7/08 - 43/48 - .896
Ken Montour - Portland - 3/21/09 - 34/38 - .895
Ken Montour - Rochester - 1/16/09 - 49/55 - .891
Matt Vinc - New England - 1/27/19 - 39/44 - .886
Daniel Sams - Chicago - 2/24/08 - 60/68 - .882
Ken Montour - Minnesota - 3/8/08 - 49/56 - .875
Anthony Cosmo - Philadelphia - 4/7/13 - 46/53 - .868
Mike Thompson - Philadelphia - 1/15/11 - 39/45 - .867

Now for Bandit opponents:

Name - Team - Date - Saves/Shots - Pct. 
Matt Vinc - Rochester - 4/19/14 - 45/49 - .918
Bob Watson - Toronto - 1/29/11 - 50/55 - .909
Pat O'Toole - Rochester - 1/9/10 - 42/47 - .894
Aaron Bold - Edmonton - 3/21/14 - 33/38 - .868
Steve Fryer - Colorado - 3/3/18 - 45/52 - .865
Pat O'Toole - Rochester - 4/12/08 - 38/44 - .864
Matt Roik - Philadelphia - 4/14/06 - 51/59 - .864
Evan Kirk - New England - 1/2/15 - 50/58 - .862
Bob Watson - Toronto - 3/11/06 - 50/58 - .862
Dallas Eliuk - Philadelphia 2/25/05 - 50/58 - .862

Updated on Jan. 28, 2019