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) in the regular season, 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
Matt Vinc - New England - 4/20/19 - 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
Nick Rose - Toronto - 3/23/19 - 53/61 - .869
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 June 1,2019